This issue of The Arup Journal, which departs from the usual format, describes some of the work being carried out by Arup’s geotechnical teams worldwide. In many cases, this comprises the geotechnical component of projects for which structural, civil, building services and other types of engineering are being handled by different sections of Arup.

This special issue includes: An introduction to Arup Geotechnics by Martyn Stroud; The influence of geotechnics on design; Royal Mint; Earthquake engineering and soil dynamics; Rising groundwater levels in central London; Oil industry; Geotechnical computing; Recent advances in piling; Hand-dug piles in London; Toe grouting of large diameter piles; RGC Offshore Ltd plc, Methil; St Enoch Square, Glasgow; Sewer installation, Dundee waterfront; Abandoned mining hazard in South Wales; Turkish roads; Pakistan: Sui gas field compression project; Nigeria: Man-made chemical weathering of tropical soils; Botswana: Nata-Maum Road; Singapore: Newton Station; Mass rapid transit tunnels; Malaysia: Foundations to Pan Pacific Hotel; People’s Republic of China: Shajiao Power Station; Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Zhuhai Superhighway; Shanghai; Australia; Papua New Guinea: New Zealand.

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The Arup Journal 1988 - Issue 2