News and Updates

Gary Purnell retires

Many of you will have had the pleasure of working with Gary Purnell.  A universally popular, gentleman of the industry, earlier this year Gary finally decided to call time on a spectacular 52-year career in the geotechnical industry and retire.  Gary has spearheaded the CC Ground Investigations Limited (CCGI) business development and tendering team since

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‘Safety in every choice’

Members of the East West Rail Alliance (EWR) project team and CC Ground Investigations Limited (CCGI) recently came together at EWR’s office in Birmingham to attend a ‘Safety in every choice’ behavioural safety programme.  The day provided a great opportunity for all members of the project team, from project directors to drilling assistants, foremen and engineers, to

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CCGI Photo Competition

What started as a simple request to all staff for photos showing our work activities soon became competitive and has resulted in CCGI’s annual photo competition. The standard was great with engineers, drillers, managers and technicians all submitting entries, but there can only be one winner for 2017.  Prizes were handed out at a recent company down day,

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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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