Congratulations to our very own Sean Jefferson who was recently crowned winner at the Geological Society’s Western regional heats for the 2017 Early Career Geologist Award.
Sean gave his presentation on Ground Risk Management in the context of the South West property boom, drawing on specific projects he has undertaken since he joined Intégrale in 2014.
Ever increasing house prices in and around major cities have led developers and individuals to contemplate building on substantially smaller, geologically complex and logistically difficult plots. Sean was able to demonstrate how he has maximised the effectiveness of a limited investigation budget by first developing a comprehensive geological ground model, prior to undertaking site work. This has been followed up by an in-depth desk study and a carefully targeted intrusive exploration plan which is flexible enough to be revised in real time, depending on findings.
We wish Sean the best of luck in the national finals which take place at Burlington House, London in May.