We are pleased to announce that our Dr Andy Goodwin has had two technical papers accepted for publication in 2015.

The first is to be published at the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Edinburgh in September 2015, and is the result of our support to URS (now AECOM) in the design of a coastal protection scheme. Titled “The design of an anchored pile retaining structure to control landslide regression at Lyme Regis, UK”, the authors are Corrado Candian (URS), our Andy Goodwin, and Dimitri Daskalopoulos (URS).

The second paper is in preparation and has been accepted for publication within the Proceedings of the ICE – Construction Materials. A themed issue on recycled construction is to be published in 2015, and our paper is the result of our support to Mott MacDonald on a recent project in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University. It will deal with the innovative use of crushed bricks as engineered fill within railway embankments. Its main authors will be Simon Ellis of Mott MacDonald,our Andy Goodwin, and Dr Liz Laycock of SHU.

We are very pleased to have worked with our partners on these papers, and look forward to working with them further. Moreover we look forward to working elements of these projects into our courses going forward, as part of our drive to maintain the currency of our courses based on contemporary consultancy and research.