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Y&H Geotechnical Group– Regional Round-up & AGM

Event organised by The British Geotechnical Association

10 May 2022

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Three shorter presentations from local companies or about local projects, designed to allow smaller projects to be showcased or updates to be given from larger local schemes

Amy Gooding (Satsense) - “How can InSAR help identify and monitor geotechnical hazards”

  • The region of Yorkshire is prone to multiple geotechnical hazards due to its underlying bedrock geology and quaternary history. In this presentation, we explore how Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) can be applied to identify displacements brought about by natural and man-made phenomena, including sinkholes and slope stability issues.

John Imrie & Antonia Gaskell (WSP) -“Regent Street Flyover, Leeds – Geotechnical Update”

  • The presentation will provide a summary of the design and an update on the construction of new piled foundations and the re-use of existing piles as part of a new inner city flyover in Leeds.

Jim Martin (formerly of Byland Engineering) – “A6025 Park Road & Brighouse Road Stabilisations”

  • The A6025 Park Road suffered a major landslip during Storm Ciara in February 2020, which required the complete closure of this busy A Road. Then, 12 months later the A6025 at Brighouse (approx. 2 miles away) suffered a similar but less severe landslip which required a partial road closure. This presentation will discuss the design development and construction of the two remedial works schemes which have recently been completed. Whilst the two schemes have some similarities, there were several differences in the piling and geotechnical works undertaken and the challenges overcome.


Amy Gooding

Amy Gooding


geotechnical engineer

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Amy Gooding

Amy Gooding has worked as a Geotechnical Engineer in the mining and civil industries. Amy graduated from the University of Exeter in 2017 in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics and pursued a Masters at Imperial College London in Soil Mechanics. Amy joined SatSense in 2021 where she is working as a geotechnical engineer.

Jim Martin

Jim Martin


fellow of the institution of civil engineers

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Jim Martin

Jim Martin has recently retired after 41 years in the ground engineering industry and is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Jim spent his first 24 years with Cementation and Keller, in primarily technical roles, before joining John Gannon as Director / Joint Owner at Byland Engineering Limited which has undertaken nearly 2,500 geotechnical designs across the UK over the past 17 years.

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