Geospec will be exhibiting at XVI ECSMGE 2015 which will be held in the historic City of Edinburgh. The five day conference cover themes such as
Infrastructure and Development; Slopes, Geohazards and Problematic Materials; Investigation, Classification, Testing, and Forensics; Parameters and Modelling; Developments in Education and Practice.Testing is an important aspect of any Geotechnical project, Geospec offer a broad range of testing covering Geotechnical & Geosynthertic testing. Please come along and visit us or get in contact with us to arrange a meeting to discuss how Geospec can uniquley cater for your testing requirements.For more information on the conference: http://xvi-ecsmge-2015.org.uk
August 12, 2015
Geospec score highly in European Proficiency Testing Scheme
For the fourth consecutive year, Geospec has maintained it’s track record of scoring highly in an independent European inter-laboratory comparison of geosynthetic test lab performance.
The fundamental standard for high quality testing in the UK is accreditation by UKAS, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. Accreditation is awarded for specific tests following audit by UKAS of the management systems of the test lab and of the individual test. Geospec is accredited for a wide range of geosynthetic tests. UKAS encourages test labs to compare their performance against other test labs but this can be difficult to achieve on an ad-hoc basis.
For the fourth time, Geospec participated in a European proficiency testing scheme run by OFI in Vienna. The testing scheme covers a very wide range of tests on polymers and attracted nearly 184 participants from 37 countries, including entrants from the USA, Singapore and Japan. Geosynthetic testing is Geospec’s specialisation but it is only a part of the scope of the OFI scheme. Geospec participated in the testing for tensile strength and for static and dynamic puncture, arguably the fundamental tests for geosynthetics. Geospec, as in previous years achieved results that were good and this consistent trend over the last few years shows that the laboratory’s testing is delivered to a very high standard.
“We believe we offer outstanding testing quality in a wide range of tests. We have particular expertise in direct shear testing of geosynthetics and soils and the widest range of UKAS accredited tests in that specialisation. We also have the depth of understanding to guide customers to quality results.”