Earth Environmental & Geotechnical Bath Office : Meet the Team George Foster
Since joining Earth Environmental & Geotechnical’s Bath Office last month, it’s been a very busy time for George Foster. As a Geo-Environmental Consultant, in an expanding regional office, George’s skills have been fully utilised on a varied range of Geotechnical and Environmental services for new and existing clients.
“I have just been to Midford supervising rotary open hole drilling which was to prove the existence of underground roadways associated with historic mining in the Fullers Earth Bed. Last week I was in Bristol supervising a window sampler drilling rig and taking soil samples for geotechnical testing to assist with the foundation design of a proposed house. Chemical testing was also set on the soil samples to determine if the site was contaminated. I have also been trial pitting with an 8 tonne excavator in Baydon on a paddock for a new residential development – soil samples were also taken at the site for geotechnical testing and chemical analysis. So it’s been a fantastic start”
In the office George has also produced coal mining risk assessments and phase I desk studies including a commercial site in Kingswood, Bristol, phase II site investigations reports including a site in Bodmin (where he also carried out the fieldwork – consisted of supervising a window sampler drilling rig and soil sampling for chemical analysis. Dynamic probing was also done to determine geotechnical properties of the soil) which was for a proposed Junior Doctor’s Mess at Bodmin Community Hospital. No two days are the same and with new projects in the pipeline it’s great to have George as part of the Bath Office team.
Before joining Earth Environmental & Geotechnical Ltd George worked in Birmingham where he was a Graduate Geo-Environmental Engineer for over 2 years. His roles and responsibilities were gas and groundwater monitoring, logging of soils to BS5930, producing Phase I Desk Studies Phase 2 site Investigations, Coal Mining Risk Assessments and Brine Reports. He was also involved in supervising drilling rigs and trial pitting. Involved with a mine safety inspection for the upkeep/safety of a limestone mine, which is now a tourist attraction at Dudley Canal Trust. He also gained some GIS and surveying (topographical levelling and GPS) experience whilst in that role.
George graduated with a BSc in Geology at the University of Birmingham in 2017 and carried out his independent mapping project (dissertation) in a remote area of Spain – at the foot of the Pyrenees. This involved mapping a salt diapir.