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2019 Offshore CPT and Geotechnical Testing Technology Seminar

Our Technical Director, Dr John Powell recently presented at the 2019 Offshore CPT and Geotechnical Testing Technology Seminars in Guangzhou and Hangzhou China. The conference was organised by Geomil and GDS. John gave 5 lectures at each event aimed at showing the importance of well-planned and executed investigations using a coordinated programme of both laboratory […]

Proficiency and Interlaboratory Comparison Testing Scheme (PICTS) – 2019

Entrance to Phase 1 (Classification tests) of the 2019 Proficiency & Interlaboratory Comparison Testing Scheme for soils is now closed. We have had an excellent response from over 60 laboratories who are participating in various Plasticity Index and Particle Density tests. Entrance to Phase 2 (Particle Size tests), will be opening in April 2019. To […]

GDS Visit Geolabs

Geolabs Limited were delighted to host a mini conference and tour for GDS staff and their worldwide sales representatives, on Wednesday 12th September. Dr. John Powell delivered a basic, but comprehensive presentation on the necessity of laboratory testing, concentrating on advanced testing techniques and apparatus. Chris Wallace and Phil Robinson also provided a tour and […]

Geolabs Limited welcomes Anna Donigiewicz to the team

We are pleased to welcome Anna Donigiewicz to Geolabs Limited as a Senior Technician. Anna comes to Geolabs with considerable experience in a wide range of soils classification, earthworks, strength and consolidation tests as well as chemical and rock testing. Anna will reinforce the over 500 years of geotechnical soils and rock testing expertise within […]

Dr. John Powell Presents in Belfast and Dublin

Dr. John Powell, Geolabs Limited’s Technical Director, presented Advanced Uses of CPT Data courses in Belfast and Dublin last week along with Dr Tom Lunne of NGI and Darren Ward of In Situ SI. The Geolabs Limited’s PSI and colour charts were so popular with the delegates, that supplies were quickly exhausted and further copies […]

Annual Meeting CEN/TC 341 and ISO/TC 182

Recently Geolabs Limited’s Technical Director Dr John Powell, chaired the annual meetings of CEN/TC 341 (Geotechnical Investigation and Testing) and ISO/TC 182 (Geotechnics) in Madrid. Decisions on the future testing Standards in Europe and Internationally were discussed and assessed as being robust and fit for purpose. Yet again Geolabs’ Particle size indicator (PSI) and our […]


We are pleased to welcome Truong Le to Geolabs Limited as an Advanced and Research Testing Engineer. Truong researched into Time-dependent Behaviour of Structured Soils from the University of Sydney and has considerable advanced testing experience,  He will be responsible,  with others, for growing our advanced testing section and supporting other research orientated testing facilities.

UKAS Accreditation for BS EN ISO 17892-5:2017 – Incremental Loading Oedometer test

Geolabs Limited is proud to announce that following the UKAS surveillance visit at our Watford laboratory in January 2018, we have successfully achieved UKAS accreditation for the newly introduced BS EN ISO 17892-5:2017 – Incremental Loading Oedometer test and have maintained UKAS accreditation for our existing scope of tests for the 19th consecutive year. BS […]


Geolabs has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Technical Innovation category of the 2018 Ground Engineering Awards for our wonderful PSI (Particle Size Indicator). This device makes it easier to assess the sizes of particles in a soil sample on site and in the laboratory. It allows a visual comparison of sands and silt, […]