Entries by Geolabs

PSI cards and colour Charts prove a success, again!

Geolabs Limited’s Technical Director, Dr John Powell, presented a two day course. with Tom Lunne of Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, for Equipe Training on Cone Penetration Test in Geotechnical Practice at Brunel University in Uxbridge. Delegates attended from all over Europe and it was a great success. Geolabs’ Particle Size Indicators (PSI) and the new colour […]

Explaining Laboratory Proficiency Testing

Geolabs Limited are delighted to be part of the first edition of the AGS magazine. Please read their cover story where John Masters, Director at Geolabs, discussed the importance of laboratory proficiency testing. If you have any questions about the article please email the Geolabs head office.

Our Commitment to Staff Training

As part of Geolabs Limited commitment to staff training and innovation we held a training morning on the 21st November. The session was a good opportunity for staff to gain further insight into some established and newer interesting issues and developments in the Geotechnical world. The morning included the film on the Rissa Landslide, plus […]

We are giving away the first 250 of our revised colour chart.

This fantastic, useful tool, was created by Chris Wallace, Director of Training and Innovation, in 2014. The idea for the chart was derived from Geolabs wanting to ensure that all laboratory staff described the colours, of soils materials, in a unified style. The colours chosen were based on the suggested values given in David Norbury’s, […]

Brave the Shave

Congratulations to Tracy Sturges, lab technician at Geolabs Limited, who has shaved her head to raise money for Macmillan’s, Brave the Shave Campaign. Tracey has raised an amazing £1,250 for this very worthwhile cause. Please visit Tracy’s page to learn more

Soil Description Masterclass

Professor David Norbury and some of the Geolabs attendees of the in-house Soil Description Training Course held at Geolabs Watford’s laboratories yesterday. The course comprised of lectures and discussions plus practical sessions and is part of Geolabs ongoing training planning to keep our staff up-to-date with current trends, techniques and standards in the Geotechnical world

Geolabs welcomes Fred Lau to the team

Please join us in welcoming Fred Lau as a Geologist and Technician with Geolabs Limited. Fred is returning to a career in geotechnics after a short period away from the industry after his return from a distinguished career in geotechnics and civil engineering in Hong Kong. Fred will further support our expanding rocks and soils […]

European Geologist Title Awarded

Congratulations to Moisés Dávila, Geologist with Geolabs Limited, who has been awarded the title of European Geologist (EurGeol). We are delighted to have such a recognition within our team. It further reinforces one of Geolabs’ objectives and commitment to employ staff of the highest calibre and continue with their professional development to provide and maintain […]

Particle Size Indicator (PSI)

Our PSI (Particle Size Indicator) was developed, last year, by Geolabs Limited, in partnership with Professor David Norbury, Professor in Engineering Geology at Sussex University. The Particle Size Indicator 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 […]


Geolabs Limited welcomes Rachel Taylor as Junior Geologist and Technician. Rachel, a recent graduate in Applied and Environmental Geology from the University of Leicester, will further support our rocks and soils testing resources. Good luck Rachel.