GDS attend formal opening of the National Buried Infrastructure Facility (NBIF)

Karl Snelling, Managing Director at GDS, was honoured to be invited to the formal opening of the National Buried Infrastructure Facility (NBIF) at the University of Birmingham. The NBIF is a 'one of its kind' facility for research, education and training in buried infrastructure-ground interaction, soil stabilisation and improvement, geophysical sensing, pipeline detection & condition assessment, tunnelling and trenchless technologies, to name but a few.

A formal networking dinner hosted by invited academics and the University was followed by presentations from lecturers and tours of the facility the following day. GDS apparatus was on display during the tour, having been chosen as the facilities preferred supplier of geotechnical testing apparatus. The facility boasts GDS’…

NBIF is a dedicated large-scale laboratory at the University, which, has been designed to deliver specialist research in, for example, geotechnical engineering, tunnelling, environmental engineering and structural engineering. NBIF is part of the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC – For more information on the NBIF facility or the UKCRIC research centre, see the links below.