On November 13th, while Sub Surface South East Limited were running contamination tests in Blue Coat’s walled garden, in anticipation of building work, the company’s engineering geologist Gurbinder Singh Mann allowed our Year 13 geologists to watch him and his team drill boreholes.
He kindly talked through his career from his A Level in Geology
followed by his degree in Applied Geology and a Masters in Engineering Geology. He said that there is plenty of work for our upcoming geologists in the field of Engineering Geology and contaminated land. The students watched him conduct standard penetration tests with a 65 kilo weight and he showed them some clay core. He intended to sink to 8m deep to assess the subsurface for drainage so that the area can be used more effectively. – Mrs Finucane, Head of Geology