News and Updates

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Creating the ‘Ground Rules’

One of the biggest challenges faced by the site investigation industry is how contractors can differentiate themselves from their competition within an increasingly commoditised market. At CC Ground Investigations Ltd (CCGI) we recognise the role our field staff play in delivering successful projects, not only in delivering successful projects, but winning repeat business though collaborative

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Swim for Jenson

“Eight lakes, six days…one idiot”

CCGI’s very own ‘Aquaman’ is at it again.  Mike Atherton (CCGI Engineering Manager) is halfway through his latest charity swim where he is aiming to swim the equivalent of the English Channel over a six-day relay through some of the stunning lakes of Cumbria’s Lake District. He is raising funds for a young lad called

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CCGI Company Down Day 2017

This year’s event was an action-packed day.  We had several classroom sessions running recapping H&S law and what it means in the context of site investigation works.  We demonstrated how our safe systems of works dovetail with regulations, and ran a commercial session on the importance of site investigation programming and the cost of doing business. 

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CCGI on YouTube

Being in the drilling industry we love a good tube, and now CC Ground Investigations Ltd has our very own channel on YouTube.  Click the button at the top of the page to see videos of some of the services and innovations we offer.

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Super skills and calibrated

Fresh for the New Year our staff took part in our annual Winter Down Day for Health & Safety this month.  The short first week back after the Christmas break gave CC Ground Investigations Ltd a great opportunity to continue our on-going staff training and health surveillance. In collaboration with Sanctus Training Ltd, Well To

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Reducing the risk in ground investigation

CC Ground Investigations talks here about the benefits of experience and early engagement from pre-tender stage to completion. Mitigating the risk of unforeseen ground conditions and overrunning works is vital for rail projects. The added complexities of working on tunnels, bridges, cuttings and embankments on rail infrastructure make it vital to work with experienced contractors

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Logging Training Day

We all know the importance of continued development and training and CCGI recently held a Soil and Rock Description training event for all our Engineering Geologists.  The event was run by the hugely respected Michael H de Freitas, PhD, DIC, CGeol, C.WEM of First Steps Ltd who is an Emeritus Reader in Engineering Geology at

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Charity Swim Fan

A big well done to CCGI Director, Mark Carden for recently completing the River Dart 10km swim and a 2km cold water swim at Cheltenham Lido, and in the process raised funds for two amazing charities. “Thank you to everyone who supported me through sponsorship and on the river bank for the Dart swim” said

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Seven goals set Spa’s season off with a bang

What is considered a great start to a sporting campaign…a larger squad of talented players, a big win, or maybe an award? CCGI sponsored Cheltenham Spa U12’s LFC has had the lot after the very first game of the season. Spa’s Manager and CCGI Driller, Alan Lusmore filled us in on an amazing start to

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Network Rail Award

CC Ground Investigations Ltd have recently completed a large scale ground investigation on the Western Rail link to Heathrow for Buckingham Group.  During the work Buckingham Group were awarded the Network Rail Star Lite Award for the project.  This award recognises sites, work groups or compounds that meet and exceed high levels of health, safety and environmental risk

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