WJ Groundwater’s Toby Roberts was one of three speakers at a well-attended Groundwater Control In Urban Areas conference organised jointly by the Geological Society Engineering Group and British Geotechnical Association. The event was a part of the celebration of a Year of Water and was focused on dewatering. Toby was one of the experts invited to speak about the groundwater control in cities and its challenges – including increasingly restricted locations and potential impacts arising from the interaction of dewatering and urban environments. The three speakers explored the subject using examples of recent dewatering projects in the London Basin.
Toby gave a presentation concerning dewatering and depressurisation strategies used to target the Lambeth Group Channel Sands for the tunnel works in London.
As the Six Nations Championship commences, WJ Groundwater has gotten into the spirit of all things to do with the noblest of games, rugby.
WJ Groundwater has recently made a generous donation to the Ladies Under 13s team of Eton Manor Rugby Football Club (RFC) in east London. The money has enabled the team to purchase new rugby kit. It is very proud to support the development of the sport at grass roots level.
“It’s so very important for our team to turn up to matches looking like we really mean business – I tell all of our girls that looking the part is half the battle won and a great positive attitude builder,” said the Eaton Manor RFC’s team administrator.
Rare are the sports where professional athletes compete against amateurs. A football match between Manchester United and that local middle-aged Dad’s team is virtually unheard of, yet in the world of cycling this does happen. The Tour of Sharjah that takes place in the UAE is one such event where this occurs. It is a battle between David and Goliath, only here, Goliath is guaranteed to win.
Once again, WJ Groundwater-sponsored Team Frankie’s formed a motivated squad of talented amatueur cyclists. In-house members counted: Levi Angelo Denys, David Williams, Youcef (Paul) Cummings, Neil and Richard who were joined by guest rider Bader Thani, the former Arabian Sprint Champion.
WJ Groundwater is excited to announce that it has opened a new office in Scotland. The new base signifies our growing commitment to the Scottish construction industry and to reinforce our presence in the region after a successful run of projects.
The new expansion is part of WJ Groundwater’s ongoing strategy to grow the brand, taking it to new and existing customers within a growing number of domestic and international construction markets. Client confidence will be enhanced with this move because it demonstrates that WJ Groundwater will continue to be the dewatering expert of choice, and that we’re here to stay.
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You can find out more about our dewatering projects and other industry specialities as they happen. We will also be including updates about our triumphs and endeavours on and off-site, whether they are at conferences, trade fairs or charity sporting events.
WJ-sponsored cycling team Team Frankie’s continue their quest for road domination. Middle East Director, Paul Turner is a stalwart of the team and was instrumental in setting up the sponsorship deal between Team Frankie’s and WJ Groundwater. There are a number of keen cyclists in the company including WJ’s Managing Director, Richard Fielden. Check out our extensive article in Issue 27 of our in-house magazine, The Wet End, here.