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GDS Are a Finalist at The Upcoming Inspire Business Awards

GDS are delighted to be a finalist at the upcoming Inspire Business Awards, within the Wellbeing at Work Category (Sponsored by Festival Place, Basingstoke). The results will be announced on Thursday 25th November at the award ceremony. Good luck to all the finalists. 

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GDS Largest Geotechnical Manufacturer in the UK

GDS are extremely proud to be listed by Ground Engineering Magazine as the only manufacturer in the top 40 UK Geotechnical Companies ranked by turnover (2021 GE100 Survey). We also made the top 40 Geotechnical Companies ranked by UK staff numbers list.

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GDS Exhibit at The 6th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization

Clayton Dodd, Sales Director at GDS exhibited at the 6th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization this week in Budapest. The conference title was "Towards Synergy at Site Characterisation" and featured a series of short courses and keynote lectures from invited speakers. 

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GDS Exhibit at British Geotechnical Association Conference 2021

GDS has ventured a second time beyond their PC’s as Nick Warren and George exhibited at British Geotechnical Association Annual Conference, held at the Institute of Civil Engineers Headquarters in London.

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GDS Case Study: Cadia Valley Operations Northern Tailings Storage Facility Embankment Slump

During the afternoon of the 9th of March 2018, a mobile slump occurred in an approximately 300 m section of the southern embankment of the Cadia Valley Operations (Cadia) Northern Tailings Storage Facility (NTSF), located in central-west New South Wales, Australia. The embankment slump resulted in a release of tailings from the NTSF, with the released tailings captured within the adjacent South Tailings Storage Facility (STSF).


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GDS Exhibit at Geotechnica 2021

GDS has finally ventured beyond their PC’s as Clayton, Krystle and George exhibited at Geotechnica, at the Warwickshire Event Centre. This is an annual trade event aimed at promoting Geotechnical Services, which encompasses Instrumentation, Laboratory Services, Ground Preparation and Drilling Services – bringing disparate industry sections together under (and outside) one roof.

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2020 Company of the Year

On Tuesday 25th May, GDS were delighted to be recognised as the Judges Scientific ‘Company of the Year’ for 2020! GDS achieved the award based on their growth in 2019/2020, along with their record of 5 years continuous growth. 

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Electromechanical Dynamic Cyclic Simple Shear Confined Apparatus

GDS’ NEW Electromechanical Dynamic Cyclic Simple Shear Confined (EMDCSS-CON) is the premier device for simple shear testing. It is capable of carrying out dynamic cyclic tests ranging from small strain (0.005% shear strain amplitude) to large strain (10% shear strain amplitude), as well as a large range of extremely accurate quasi-static testing.


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GDS Are Recruiting

GDS are currently recruiting for a Geotechnical System Engineer, a Commissioning & Quality Engineer and a Software Engineer.

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GDS Launch New 128kN & 256kN Static Load Frames

GDS has re-designed and upgraded two of it static load frames. The new 128kN and 256kN load frames will replace our existing 100kN and 250kN models respectively. The load frames have enhanced position/velocity accuracy, direct load control and improved stiffness while still fulfilling the role of a traditional velocity controlled load frame. 


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