Read the latest from our team on the ground along with geotechnical and geophysical news here.
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.
Photo Credit: Taken by Ollie Gibson, Principal Geophysicist | RDCL Wellington Te Whanganui-a-Tara
"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.
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.
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/