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GDS was honoured this month to receive a visit from Laurie Wesley

GDS was honoured this month to receive a visit from Laurie Wesley, world renowned soil mechanic, PhD Student of Professor Alan Bishop, and inventor of the famous triaxial cell that takes his name the “Bishop and Wesley Stress Path Cell”. Laurie, from Auckland New Zealand, designed the cell during his PhD with Alan Bishop in the mid 1970’s.  GDS have been producing a stress path triaxial cell based on Laurie’s design since the early 1980’s, and still produce and updated version of this extremely flexible triaxial cell now.  

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BAM Ritchies Invests in Mobile Laboratory Testing

BAM Ritchies, the award winning Ground Engineering Division of BAM Nuttall, have recently upgraded their consolidation testing capability at their principal laboratory to include GDS’ Automatic Oedometer System (GDSAOS). The GDSAOS, is the modern replacement for a traditional hanging weight oedometer. The self-contained stepper motor driven unit can be controlled either manually using its Smart Keypad or from a PC using the USB interface. 

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GDS Supply Apparatus to 84% Of The World’s Top 50 Universities

The 2019 QS World University Ranking report has been released and lists the world’s top universities by subject area. On examining the listing for the top Civil & Structural Engineering universities, GDS have supplied equipment to 84% of the world’s top 50!  In 2017, when we carried out the same review of the report, GDS had supplied 75%. 

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North Carolina State University Expands Testing Capabilities

Mike Bulley, the Technical Resource Pool Manager at GDS Instruments has recently returned from an installation at North Carolina State University (NC State). 

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Opening of Dedicated GDS Advanced Testing Laboratory at The National Centre for Research on Earthquake Engineering, Taiwan

Clayton Dodd, Sales Director at GDS Instruments, recently visited the National Earthquake Engineering Research Center (NCREE) in Taiwan. The NCREE have recently installed a dedicated advanced dynamic testing laboratory at their new site in Tainan. GDS were chosen as the exclusive supplier for the laboratory and have installed Static, Dynamic, Shear and Resonant Column apparatus within the laboratory.

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Installation of Apparatus to Study Weak Rocks of the Maltese Islands

Diogo Teles a QA, Support and Installation Engineer from GDS Instruments, has recently returned from the University of Malta, where he installed an Enterprise Level Dynamic Triaxial Testing System (ELDYN), a 4MPa Triaxial Automated System (GDSTAS) and a High Pressure Triaxial Automated System (100kN / 64MPa / 100mm, HPTAS). High pressure LVDT’s and Acoustic Velocity Transducers have been purchased for the high pressure system. Whilst, Hall Effects, Bender Elements and LVDT’s have been procured to use on either the ELDYN or GDSTAS. 

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GDS New Corporate Video

A video featuring Karl Snelling, Managing Director, Jerry Sutton, Technical Director and Nick Warren, Associate Technical Director at GDS. Providing an overview of GDS values, competencies and capabilities.

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2019 Offshore CPT and Geotechnical Testing Technology Seminar

GDS Instruments is organizing, together with key industry partners, two 2-day seminars on offshore CPT and Geotechnical Testing Technology. Guest speakers include Tom Lunne from Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), John Powell from Geolabs and Dr Sean Rees from the University of Canterbury to name a few. 

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California State Polytechnic University Installation

Mike Bulley a QA, Support and Installation Engineer from GDS Instruments, has recently returned from California State Polytechnic University, USA, where he installed a Temperature Controlled Advanced Dynamic Triaxial Testing System (DYNTTS).

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International Women's Day, Friday 8th March

To celebrate International Women's Day, GDS surprised female members of staff with a bunch of flowers, to say thank you for all the hard work they put in at GDS! 

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