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Paul Foster

Paul Foster
Principal Geo-Environmental Engineer & Managing Director

Qualifications

  • BEng (Hons) – Industrial Geology, University of Exeter
  • Associate of the Camborne School of Mines
  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London
  • CSCS Supervisory Qualification
  • Personal Track Safety (PTS)
  • Motorway Working (AM Scott)
  • Fire Safety
  • Confined Space Working
  • First Aid at Work

Key Skills

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Ground Contamination
  • Ground Stability Analysis
    – Mining & Subsurface Voids
    – Slope Stability
    – Ground Heave
  • Specialist Site Investigations

Experience

Paul is the Principal Geo-Environmental Engineer and MD of AGS Ground Solutions Ltd.

Paul is a highly accomplished geologist, with thirteen years of industry experience, and is an expert in the fields of geotechnics, ground stability and contamination.

Experience in planning works on difficult access and contaminated sites
gives Paul the ability to oversee the most difficult of site investigations with job values of up to £100K.

Paul has a proven track record in a number of industry sectors including
construction, energy, transport and civil engineering.

Having worked across the UK, Paul and has practical experience of working with most UK geologies.

Specific Projects, which Ollie has Been Involved With

  • East Cheriton Landslip (Channel Tunnel), Kent
    Lead engineer overseeing the installation of inclinometers and vibrating wire piezometers to depths In excess of 100 m, using cable percussion techniques, in order to protect a nationally significant transport facility.
  • HMNB, Portsmouth
    Lead engineer for a geotechnical project to stabilise and remediate the foundations of an early Victorian building at a nationally strategic defence facility.
  • Abercynon & Merthyr Vale Railway Stations, South Wales
    Engineer for a rail-side site investigation at two railway stations in the Welsh valleys. The project involved re-doubling the line to increase frequencies. The site works were carried out safely during normal train operation.
  • Torpoint Ferry , Devon
    Lead Engineer for a geotechnical site investigation at one of only four principal crossing points into Cornwall. The works were to facilitate the foundation design for a new chain store for the chain-guided ferry.
  • Luxury Villa, Carbis Bay, Cornwall
    Lead Engineer for a difficult access geo-environmental site investigation at a multi-million pound Cliffside development in Cornwall. The works involved crane access for both an excavator and drilling rig.
  • Former Breakers Yard, Crediton, Devon
    Lead Engineer for a two-year investigation and monitoring programme
    at a former breakers yard to establish the environmental damage caused by activity on the site and the risks posed to a nearby watercourse.
  • Elm Tree Road, Looe
    Lead Engineer for a restricted access slope stability investigation on a hillside surrounded by residential housing in Cornwall. The works followed a significant collapse of an old retaining wall on the site.
  • Tavy Bridge, London
    Engineer for a three-year site investigation at the site of a major housing redevelopment project in South West London.
  • St Ives Motor Company, St Ives
    Lead Engineer and contaminated land expert overseeing the decommissioning and remediation on the site of a former petrol garage.

Our Team

Philip Desmonde

Multidisciplinary Civil and Structural Engineering and Project Management

Adam Desmonde

Project Manager Process, Development and Construction

Ray Badgery

Principal Structural Engineer

Paul Foster

Principal Geo-Environmental Engineer & Managing Director

Ollie Ridge

Soil Technician

Adam Weatherall

Geo-Environmental Engineer