News: Award for Aspin’s GI Data Collection at Derby

Aspin has scooped another award to add to its collection this week, this time for the ground investigation (GI) team’s collection of data for works on the now completed £200m Derby track and resignalling scheme. 


The award was from the Geotechnical Data Management Awards which form part of the annual Keynetix Conference, attended by leading industry names and awards entries are open to the site investigation supply chain from anywhere in the world.


Double the Savings


Aspin’s winning entry in the Data Collection category ‘Time is Money – double the savings for ground investigations’ demonstrated how the GI team uses the latest technology to provide clients with fast, accurate data and a process that saves time and costs.


The GI team was called back when unforseen ground conditions were revealed during the works. Urgent investigations were needed to collect essential data to mitigate ground-related risk to the track remodelling near the station, within a ‘non negotiable’ timing programme.


Fast Reaction


The project required fast processing and delivery of the GI data to allow the client to assess the information gathered from site before the planned start date of the remodelling works.
Aspin’s GI used the KeyLogBook to capture drilling and in situ testing data in the field. It meant that the site data in AGS format was transferred immediately following the completion of the hole. This data was transferred into HoleBase by Aspin staff in the office.


Aspin’s use of technology meant a fast response was delivered to the client.  The client received field data faster than traditional methods, allowing prompt scheduling of lab testing. Delivery of the project programme was more efficient, giving the client sufficient time to review data before the start of the remodelling works.


Client Congratulations


A range of Aspin’s engineering services were used on the £200m Derby scheme and the company has been among those to receive congratulations from the Siemens project team in an email. It said “Congratulations, well done and thanks to everybody who has been involved in the safe and successful delivery, you should all be proud of your achievements in extremely challenging project timescales.”

Nick Bisby, Aspin Senior Geologist and GI Manager with the award