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Developing graduates is an important part of how we build our team at RDCL.

Tim is one of our more recent recruits, who joined us last summer in the late stages of his Geology degree. Through working with us as he completed his qualification, Tim has been empowered with boots-on-the-ground experience alongside his technical studies.

Taking downhole shear wave velocity measurements (and a huge variety of other diagnostics) is all in a day’s work for our high-level graduates.

There is no shortage of work in our space and RDCL are committed to uncompromising excellence in meeting that need, deploying an expertly informed, field-ready team.

Thanks Tim, we are stoked to you have you in the crew.

/ RDCL

Photo Credit: Taken by Ollie Gibson, Principal Geophysicist | RDCL Wellington Te Whanganui-a-Tara

#geophysicist #geophysics #geotech #engineeringgrads #getoutoftheoffice #teambuilding #recruitment #expertsontheground #RDCL
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Developing graduates is an important part of how we build our team at RDCL.

Tim is one of our more recent recruits, who joined us last summer in the late stages of his Geology degree. Through working with us as he completed his qualification, Tim has been empowered with boots-on-the-ground experience alongside his technical studies.

Taking downhole shear wave velocity measurements (and a huge variety of other diagnostics) is all in a days work for our high-level graduates.

There is no shortage of work in our space and RDCL are committed to uncompromising excellence in meeting that need, deploying an expertly informed, field-ready team.

Thanks Tim, we are stoked to you have you in the crew.

/ RDCL

Photo Credit: Taken by Ollie Gibson, Principal Geophysicist | RDCL Wellington Te Whanganui-a-Tara

#geophysicist #geophysics #geotech #engineeringgrads #getoutoftheoffice #teambuilding #recruitment #expertsontheground #rdcl

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Good to see the hammer swing design still being used!

/ Waitangi Day 2024

On our national day, the RDCL team are proud to call Aotearoa New Zealand home.

May the learnings of our past shape our present, and provide for our future.

Perhaps you have wondered what our RDCL logo stands for? You may have guessed, these are more than mere geometric lines.

Intentionally, our mark is steeped in meaning:

— the top line: tāngata (people – above the ground),
/ the diagonal line: anamata (the future – the connection in between)
— the bottom line: whenua (the ground and below)

For us it is about partnerships. Every time.

Respect for those we work with and the land we work on.

Recognising that success means all parties are considered and supported, and that people and environment can not be separated.

We embrace what is being proposed for the whenua in the present. We consider what might be asked of it in the future.

With healthy lives and partnerships, we believe healthy land will be a natural consequence.

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/ Waitangi Day 2024

On our national day, the RDCL team are proud to call Aotearoa New Zealand home. 

May the learnings of our past shape our present, and provide for our future.  

Perhaps you have wondered what our RDCL logo stands for? You may have guessed, these are more than mere geometric lines.

Intentionally, our mark is steeped in meaning:

—  the top line: tāngata (people - above the ground),
 /  the diagonal line: anamata (the future - the connection in between)
—  the bottom line: whenua (the ground and below)

For us it is about partnerships. Every time. 

Respect for those we work with and the land we work on.  

Recognising that success means all parties are considered and supported, and that people and environment can not be separated.

We embrace what is being proposed for the whenua in the present. We consider what might be asked of it in the future.

With healthy lives and partnerships, we believe healthy land will be a natural consequence.

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"The best time to plant a tree was yesterday. The second best time is today."

At RDCL we believe the best way to achieve a healthy, net-zero future is through encouraging biodiversity as a win/win to shore up the land and the air we breathe.

This is why we have linked in with Fresh Air Forests and recently planted 10,000 native plants at the northern end of Waimārama Beach.

How?

When RDCL gained access to a highly erodible piece of farmland, we took the opportunity to retire it from grazing and plant the overly steep slope in natives.

Naturally this gives our organisation the benefit of being able to offset our carbon, on our path to net-zero. But we were also adamant about planting natives, to help nature regenerate in a way that supports Aotearoa’s indigenous flora and fauna.

We would like to thank the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council for its part in helping us achieve this through the Erosion Control Scheme, which aims to slow erosion, improve freshwater quality, and build farms resilient to climate change.

This is part of our broader commitment to the vision of RDCL – working in partnership for our land and for future generations.

We are grateful to be on this journey and to have you with us.

#treeplanting #climateresilience #erosioncontrol #regenerativeagriculture #nativeplanting #biodiversity
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The best time to plant a tree was yesterday. The second best time is today.

At RDCL we believe the best way to achieve a healthy, net-zero future is through encouraging biodiversity as a win/win to shore up the land and the air we breathe. 

This is why we have linked in with Fresh Air Forests and recently planted 10,000 native plants at the northern end of Waimārama Beach. 

How?

When RDCL gained access to a highly erodible piece of farmland, we took the opportunity to retire it from grazing and plant the overly steep slope in natives.

Naturally this gives our organisation the benefit of being able to offset our carbon, on our path to net-zero. But we were also adamant about planting natives, to help nature regenerate in a way that supports Aotearoas indigenous flora and fauna.

We would like to thank the Hawkes Bay Regional Council for its part in helping us achieve this through the Erosion Control Scheme, which aims to slow erosion, improve freshwater quality, and build farms resilient to climate change.

This is part of our broader commitment to the vision of RDCL - working in partnership for our land and for future generations.

We are grateful to be on this journey and to have you with us.

#treeplanting #climateresilience #erosioncontrol #regenerativeagriculture #nativeplanting #biodiversity

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Was tough to get this done over 2023 April – September all the while we were very heavily engaged in recovery works. Very difficult ground and conditions so excellent work from everyone involved many thanks.

Fantastic work RDCL! 🙌🌳

Well done RDCL!

What might "a day in the life" of a Geotechnical Engineer look like?

Recently some of our team travelled to the Masbate Gold Project and a number of the mine site facilities in Masbate, Philippines.

One of our Geotech Engineers Hollie Carrington shared some insights and imagery from her experience.

The mine itself is impressive and offers huge positive social and environmental impacts for the region. This site challenges what many people assume about mining. We hope to post more on that at a later date.

Hollie and the team were there as part of a project that’s been underway since 2021. This year the aim was to see current progress, undertake modelling and clarify next steps, helping to ensure the mine and landfill sites are rehabilitating and in a secure and ecologically healthy state.

No trip to the Philippines is complete without visiting the beach, this one a very special coral reef rehabilitation project that is connected with the community’s mine project.

It was wonderful for some of our NZ RDCL whānau to reconnect with our Filipino mag-anak / family over some local delicacies too.

At RDCL we are humbled to have awesome young talent like Hollie on our team, and championing life in Geotech.

/ Anyone considering working with us or learning more about our team and ethos can head here: www.rdcl.co.nz/office/

#geotechjobs #rdcl #notforthefainthearted #worklifetravel #expertsontheground
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What might a day in the life of a Geotechnical Engineer look like?

Recently some of our team travelled to the Masbate Gold Project and a number of the mine site facilities in Masbate, Philippines.

One of our Geotech Engineers Hollie Carrington shared some insights and imagery from her experience.

The mine itself is impressive and offers huge positive social and environmental impacts for the region. This site challenges what many people assume about mining. We hope to post more on that at a later date.

Hollie and the team were there as part of a project thats been underway since 2021. This year the aim was to see current progress, undertake modelling and clarify next steps, helping to ensure the mine and landfill sites are rehabilitating and in a secure and ecologically healthy state.

No trip to the Philippines is complete without visiting the beach, this one a very special coral reef rehabilitation project that is connected with the communitys mine project.

It was wonderful for some of our NZ RDCL whānau to reconnect with our Filipino mag-anak / family over some local delicacies too.

At RDCL we are humbled to have awesome young talent like Hollie on our team, and championing life in Geotech.

/ Anyone considering working with us or learning more about our team and ethos can head here: https://www.rdcl.co.nz/office/

#geotechjobs #rdcl #notforthefainthearted #worklifetravel #expertsonthegroundImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

As we welcome in 2024, we open our arms, ears, hearts, and minds to the possibilities.

We’re into diversity of thinking, which leaves no room for division.

We’re keen to listen to each other more than ever this year. To act as a bridge for views to come together, as a place to stand and go forward.

We’re eager to learn what we don’t know.

Looking ahead for the year, we can see many opportunities for society, engineers and constructors to come together in a positive mindset and deliver solid stuff.

Projects that are destined to bear fruit. Decisions that our future generations can be proud of.

If you’re on the same waka, no matter your stripes, we can’t wait to work with you in 2024.

Ngā mihi nui for being here with us.

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As we welcome in 2024, we open our arms, ears, hearts, and minds to the possibilities.

We’re into diversity of thinking, which leaves no room for division.

We’re keen to listen to each other more than ever this year. To act as a bridge for views to come together, as a place to stand and go forward.

We’re eager to learn what we don’t know.

Looking ahead for the year, we can see many opportunities for society, engineers and constructors to come together in a positive mindset and deliver solid stuff.

Projects that are destined to bear fruit. Decisions that our future generations can be proud of.

If you’re on the same waka, no matter your stripes, we can’t wait to work with you in 2024.

Ngā mihi nui for being here with us.

/ RDCL

Some of the Hastings team heading out for a morning swim at Ocean Beach, washing off the year on their last day yesterday.

Now it’s time for resting, recharging, and replenishing.

Wishing you a safe and happy summer enjoying the ground beneath your feet.

/ RDCL

#hawkesbay #naturaltaonga #oceanbeach #TeamBonding #goodbye2023 #rdclnz
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Some of the Hastings team heading out for a morning swim at Ocean Beach, washing off the year on their last day yesterday. 

Now its time for resting, recharging, and replenishing. 

Wishing you a safe and happy summer enjoying the ground beneath your feet.

/ RDCL

#hawkesbay #naturaltaonga #oceanbeach #teambonding #goodbye2023 #rdclnz
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