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March 16, 2021

Harrison Contributes to the Big Borehole Dig

With increasing usage of digital data in recent times, particularly for interpretation and analysis of ground investigations, there has been associated changes to the methods by which we work. D …

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January 29, 2021

COVID-19 Compliant Investigation at ExCel Exhibition Centre

Harrison Group were contracted by Campbell Reith Hill LLP to undertake a site investigation in the eastern car park of the ExCel Exhibition Centre, London, in order to provide information on gro …

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December 30, 2020

UKAS Accreditation by Remote Surveillance!

Under strict COVID-19 restrictions, Harrison Group has recently undertaken the annual UKAS Accreditation Remote Surveillance Audit for its independent soil testing laboratory. This was carried o …

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December 21, 2020

Perfect Delivery Achieved by Harrison Group

Harrison Group has been awarded ‘Perfect Delivery’ by Morgan Sindall for the work carried out  at the West Suffolk Operational Hub. Delivered through the Suffolk County Council framework, this i …

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December 15, 2020

Light Weight Deflectometer Capability for Harrison Group

The Light Weight Deflectometer (LWD) apparatus is used to provide in-situ measurement of the foundation surface modulus (E) of the subgrade for use in pavement design. It is also useful in compa …

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June 29, 2020

Information. BSI – Latest Updates: 29.06.2020

BS 5930 Code of Practice for Ground Investigations has been amended. BS 5930:2015 +A1:2020 has just been published. The amendment contains the following main changes from BS 5930:2015.  Upd …

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May 15, 2020

Harrison Achieves Latest UKAS Certification of Accreditation During Lockdown

Harrison Group is very pleased to announce that, on 5th May, its soil testing laboratory achieved certification to the latest UKAS standards.  Between them, Henry Chapman, General Manager-T …

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November 27, 2019

Harrison wins Keynetix Data Management Award

After receiving a commendation in 2018 for it’s application of data management to real-world ground investigation interpretation, Harrison Group went one better a year later. On 25th November 20 …

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July 8, 2019

Harrison Cambridge is Moving!

The continued success of our Cambridge office has led to the growth of our team and the need to move to bigger premises; from 1 August we will be based at Fen Ditton, on the edge of Cambridge. “ …

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June 3, 2019

Investigating Asbestos Contamination in Soils

Asbestos can be a serious issue for developers, particularly of brownfield sites, with contamination occurring on the surface or more deeply in the ground. Assessing the type and amount of asbes …

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April 9, 2019

Harrison’s Laboratory Renews UKAS Accreditation

Our in-house soils and materials testing laboratory UKAS accreditation has been renewed for another four years, following a successful audit in March 2019.   “The two-day audit is carried o …

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March 22, 2019

Harrison Recycle Old Mobile Phones

    As part of its’ Environmental Management System, Harrison Group is always working to minimise the use of single-use plastics and follows a comprehensive program of recycling materi …

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December 6, 2018

30 Not-out in Malta

We are celebrating 30 years of helping Maltese clients solve complex engineering challenges. “Our relationship with Malta began in 1989, when we worked on the site investigation of a new quay in …

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November 25, 2018

Harrison’s Advanced Data Management Recognised

Our approach to modelling archived site investigation data on a site with a history of chalk mining was highly commended at this year’s Keynetix Data Management Awards.  “We had a large amo …

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November 14, 2018

Keeping Up Standards

We have updated our sampling and testing procedures, following a number of changes to geotechnical industry standards in 2018.  “While standards are revised all the time, there have been a …

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October 20, 2018

New Graduates Join Harrison Group

We have been delighted to welcome four graduate geotechnical engineers to Harrison Group over the past few months. Sam Hedges and Joe Sparks have joined our London office, after both completing …

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September 10, 2018

Breakthroughs in Data Handling

Improving Efficiency by Data Validation Our Project Inputting Tool (PIT) is transforming the way we validate and manage ground investigation data, saving time and money for our clients, says Har …

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April 17, 2018

Constructionline Gold for Harrison Group

As part of providing the highest levels of quality of service to our clients, Harrison Group Environmental has now raised the bar as a Gold member of Constructionline. Previously a Silver member …

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April 17, 2018

AGS Commendation Presented to Henry Chapman

Harrison Group Environmental places great emphasis on the safety of staff when working for the company, whether it be on-site or in an office environment. As part of this ongoing commitment, the …

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March 17, 2018

New Sinkhole in Norwich City Centre

The long history of sinkholes appearing in Norwich is well documented, with the double-decker bus incident of 1988 making headlines around the world. The latest one opened up on Tuesday 13th Mar …

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March 7, 2018

Support for Boston Barrier Project

Harrison Group Environmental was part of the specialist team carrying out major ground investigations for the Boston Barrier flood defence scheme in Lincolnshire. The Boston Barrier is designed …

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February 21, 2018

New Management for Cambridge Team

We are pleased to welcome Jamie Austin to the staff at Harrison Group.  He is a Chartered Geologist with over 18 years of experience running investigations and undertaking detailed analyses …

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January 2, 2018

Harrison Moves into Colchester

Harrison Group Environmental Limited is building on its reputation for providing quality geotechnical and geoenvironmental services for clients in Essex by opening a new office in Colchester. …

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December 6, 2017

Harrison Gains Keynetix Highly Commended Award

The Keynetix ‘Geotechnical Data Highly Commended 2017 Management Awards’ ceremony was held at Jurys Inn, Oxford on 27th November 2017 and was attended by over 100 delegates.  Harrison Group …

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November 13, 2017

Harrison Raises Money During Stoptober 2017

A number of staff from Harrison Group participated in Stoptober 2017. Food luxuries were given up, and, despite a couple of forfeit days during the month, the abstaining was an overall success. …

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October 20, 2017

Norwich Constructing Excellence Club 2017 AGM

We were delighted to sponsor the Norfolk Constructing Excellence Club’s AGM this year. It was great to hear from Doug Field, the new Chair of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, and to meet …

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August 21, 2017

Volunteering for Norfolk Wildlife Trust

  As part of the 40th year anniversary activities carried out by the Harrison Group, a number of staff volunteered to help Norfolk Wildlife Trust.  On an August day that started out gr …

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May 26, 2017

Harrison Supports Norfolk Wildlife Trust

We are delighted to be supporting the great work of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust by becoming a Silver Investor in Wildlife. We are already planning a volunteers’ day later in the year, where staff …

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April 10, 2017

Harrison Gets Muddy For Charity

A number of staff at Harrison Group kicked off the firm’s 40th anniversary celebrations on 2 April by running the ‘Only the Brave’ obstacle mud race in Elveden, Suffolk to raise money for the Ea …

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January 3, 2017

Chairman David Harrison Reflects

I am delighted to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the company I set up as a ‘one-man-band’ in 1977 and which has grown to become a highly-respected business operating throughout the UK an …

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September 12, 2016

BIM Capability at Harrison Group

Harrison Group Environmental operates to Building Information Modelling (BIM) level 2. – an overview of our capabilities follows.

August 12, 2016

Harrison Involvement in Run Norwich

Run Norwich is a 10-kilometre road race, organised by Norwich City FC Community Sports Foundation (CSF). This year’s run on Sunday 7th August saw over 4,200 runners take to the city centre stree …

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July 25, 2016

CL:AIRE – Latest Asbestos Guidance

CL:AIRE has recently published the Joint Industry Working Group Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition (C&D) Materials guidance titled “Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012: Inte …

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May 16, 2016

BRE Soakaway Guidance Updated

Designers of soakaways should take a more holistic approach to site investigation, including consideration of contamination and ground risk, according to the 2016 update of BRE Digest DG365 Soak …

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May 10, 2016

Harrison Group Sponsor Risk & Reward Event

Harrison Group were very pleased to have sponsored this event entitled Risk & Reward held on 17 May by the Norfolk Constructing Excellence Club.  The session looked at how to identify u …

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April 13, 2016

Harrison Group Co-hosts Maltese Construction Visit to CITB

Harrison Group Environmental co-hosted a visit of representatives from Malta’s construction industry to the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in Norfolk last month, as part of its work …

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February 22, 2016

Harrison Group ‘Perfect Delivery’ for Morgan Sindall

Harrison Group are pleased to announce that our recent work for Morgan Sindall at RAF Mildenhall – Building 582 contributed to them receiving ‘Perfect Delivery’ for the overall project.  It …

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December 21, 2015

Harrison moves into Cambridge from 4th January, 2016

Harrison Group Environmental is building on its reputation for providing quality geotechnical and geoenvironmental services for clients in the Cambridge area by opening a new office in the city. …

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November 2, 2015

UKAS Reaccredits Harrison Soil Testing Laboratory

We are very pleased to announce that the independent Harrison Group soil testing laboratory has once again been re-accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO/IEC 17025: …

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September 21, 2015

BS 5930: 2015 – Code of Practice for Ground Investigations

A Revised version of BS 5930 (BS 5930: 2015, “Code of Practice for Ground Investigations”) has been published in August 2015 which replaces the previous 1999 version.  BS 5930 has underpinn …

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May 25, 2015

Environmental Permitting – food processing industry

This is important information for the slaughterhouse and meat processing industries.   You may well be affected by the following information   Environmental permitting   What is e …

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March 17, 2015

Relocation of London office – Harrison Group

We are pleased to announce that on 26th February 2015, the London office of Harrison Group Environmental Limited will be relocating to larger premises. Our new contact details from this date wil …

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