BDA AccreditedDrillers

CC Ground Investigations are delighted to announce that four of our lead drillers, Brett Reeves, Harry Glover, Jefferson Fennell and Terry Hemmings and one drilling support operative, Andy Davies, have passed their recent British Drilling Association (BDA) Audits. So what does this mean? The BDA Audit satisfies key legislation and guidance in the ground investigation […]

A day in the life: CCGI Engineering Geologist Scott Phipps Magill

Along with many of our colleagues in the SI community, CCGI are actively encouraging students to study Geosciences at University and then enter into the industry. So what is the life of a site engineer like? Scott explains a typical day – or night! The day time edition: My day starts quite early! Usually meeting […]

International Women in Engineering Day 2023

In 1919 at the end of the First World War the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) was founded to support women who had been employed as engineers. A change in the law to return women engineers to the home just as their sisters were admitted into the civil service and legal professions, led to the establishment […]

Investigating Coastal Stability

CC Ground Investigations Limited have recently been an integral part of the team delivering ground investigation data to investigate slope instability at Southend-on-Sea. Concept Engineering Consultants Ltd engaged CCGI to carryout multiple Geobor S rotary and cable percussion boreholes to investigate the ongoing cliff instability. The Geological Setting The British Geological Survey (BGS) indicated the […]

A day in the life: CCGI Site Agent Tom Hughes

Site agent Tom Hughes has recently returned to the office after managing a complex ground investigation in Essex. Tom shares his journey with CCGI with us: I’ve been an engineering geologist at CCGI for coming up to 5 years now, starting as a monitoring technician for 6 months and then becoming an engineering geologist through […]

AGS Safety Working Group Award 2023

Person holding an award

We have great pleasure in announcing that Liz Withington our Principal Engineering Geologist has been selected as the winner of the AGS – Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists Safety Working Group Award 2023. The judges said they were honouring her due to her continued contributions to the SWG, preparing and co-authoring safety guidance, magazine articles, providing comment and feedback […]

Modular rig to the rescue

A recent site in Eastcombe near Stroud, where a steep failing slope required one of our versatile and adaptable Modular Rigs with lead driller andrew leek and assistant driller Richard Preedy. After carrying all the component parts of the rig, up the slope, our crew assembled the rig to undertake three window sample holes to maximum 6m […]

New Rigs

CC Ground Investigations Limited are delighted to announce the arrival of our new SL Fraste, and our new PL Fraste with wireline capability. Director Mark Carden, Drilling Manager Jim Constantine and mechanical engineer Robert Day travelled up to the headquarters of EIJKELKAMP FRASTE UK for the handover with Business Development manager Kim Smith. This represents […]

International Women in Engineering Day

Today is International Women in Engineering Day, where we are looking towards the future, focusing on the inventors and innovators who will create change for good. International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) was born in 2017 to enable the celebration of women in engineering.  #inwed is led by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) which was […]

QR Codes for Rigs

Continuing our 2022 digital journey, CC Ground Investigations Limited are currently adding QR codes to all of our rigs. The QR code will provide our Clients and supervising engineers direct access to all of the rig specific SH&E documentation -saving time, effort and trees! This makes for a more efficient roll out of any new certification and […]

Cable Percussive Rigs

In 2020, CC Ground Investigations Limited increased its cable percussive drilling capacity with the purchase of two more cable rigs. Eighteen months on, and despite the challenges of a pandemic, we now have a thriving team of cable drillers with extensive experience of drilling in the varying ground conditions of the UK. Following further investment this month, […]

CCGI – 20th Anniversary

In June 2001 Mark Carden and Rob Clarke purchased a Terrier rig, 20 years later here’s their story: CCGI 20th Anniversary Story

Above & Beyond Awards 2020

In recognition of the outstanding support and effort over the course of what has been a challenging year for everyone, CCGI has instigated an “Above & Beyond Award”. The Award has been presented to four staff members in recognition of their contribution to the Company during 2020. Each member of staff was nominated by their […]

New Additions to Our Fleet

CCGI are delighted to announce that we have added Geobor-S to our range of drilling services, plus the addition of three new multi-purpose drilling rigs into the fleet. Click on the information sheet for more details: New Drilling Services

RISQS Rail Audit 2020

At CCGI we take great care to work safely.  It is therefore our great pleasure to announce that we have passed our external assessed 2020 RISQS (Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) audit with no non-conformances, no opportunities for improvement and no observations made on improving our rail management system.  The auditor gave us a clean […]

Safe Access onto Soft Ground

Following the record-breaking winter of 2019-2020, where wet weather continually interrupted and caused havoc on sites throughout the UK, our Principal Engineering Geologist and the AGS Safety Working Group have been looking at appropriate solutions for gaining safe access onto ground investigation sites. AGS-Magazine-May-2020 Final

Bob’s Filters

The Health and Safety at Work Act, along with several other regulations including the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1995, require that a suitable and sufficient risk assessment is carried out to assess the health risks that may arise from exposure […]

Down day 2019

Once again Kingsholm Stadium played host to our 2019 company down day.  We stood down the whole company this year to turn our attention to communication: both internally, between senior managers, engineers and drillers; and externally with our stakeholders.