Entries by Geolabs

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.


Dr John Powell, Technical Director of Geolabs Limited, attended the 19th ICSMGE in Seoul last week where he presented the 8th James K Mitchell Honour lecture – In situ testing – Ensuring Quality in Equipment, Operation and Interpretation. The lecture was well received and generated much discussion outside of the plenary session. Hopefully future developments […]

22nd Annual QRA Postgraduate Symposium

Michael Knott, Laboratory Geo-Environmental Engineer, attended the 22nd Annual QRA Postgraduate Symposium held at Royal Holloway, University of London from 11-13th September 2017. Michael presented a talk entitled “What the Quaternary has done for us? An Introduction to Engineering Geology and the Importance of the Quaternary Period.” The aims of the talk were to promote […]

British Drilling Association Seminar

John Masters, Director of Geolabs Limited attended an afternoon seminar given by the British Drilling Association on Emerging Best Practice in Ground Investigation for Linear Infrastructure Projects. Tim Chapman opened the afternoon giving an overview of possible future infrastructure projects. The seminar and exhibition was well attended and comprised of a series of presentations given […]

Dr John Powell is presenting the James K. Mitchell Lecture

Our Technical Director, Dr John Powell, will be presenting the highly prestigious James K. Mitchell Lecture at the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Seoul, South Korea on 18th September 2017. The subject of the lecture is “In-situ testing – Ensuring Quality in equipment, in operation and in interpretation”. If you […]

BRE 20th Anniversary Open Day – Geolabs

John Masters was invited to attend the BRE 20th Anniversary Open Day at BRE Watford on 8th September 2017. The day demonstrated some of BRE’s world leading facilities as well as visiting the latest offerings at the Innovation Park and the opening the new anechoic chamber and sound transmission suites. Peter Bonfield (CEO of BRE […]

Proficiency and Interlaboratory Comparison Testing Scheme

The 2017 Proficiency and Interlaboratory Comparison Testing Scheme (PICTS) run by Geolabs Limited is now underway and all 52 participating laboratories have received their material for the testing that they will be performing. There are 24 different soils tests within the Scheme from classification and compaction related tests to oedometer consolidation and shear strength tests. […]