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The Bulletin - Summer 2016
 

Introduction

Introduction

Simon Cooke, Managing Director, 6 Alpha Associates

 

Welcome to The BulletIn, the quarterly 6 Alpha Associates newsletter published and produced by our growing team of specialist risk consultants. As you will all be aware, recent political events have caused many of those working in the construction and infrastructure industries to consider their options in these uncertain times. Nobody is immune to this commercial uncertainty and we recognise that the current political and economic climate can be particularly unsettling – for us and for you, our clients. For us however, and in common with many of you perhaps, it’s important to recognise that we are an international business that delivers consultancy advice both at home and overseas.  This, combined with a long term rising global demand for clean energy, more housing, new commercial property, together with strategic investments in transport and infrastructure, reminds us all that there are many reasons to remain positive.

 

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Vallon Equipment Purchase

Vallon Equipment Purchase

 

In Spring 2016, we took the decision to invest in the latest versions of Vallon’s UXO survey equipment. The full complement of Vallon equipment we are now able to deploy includes a fluxgate magnetometer to enhance identification of UXO, a pulse induction magnetometer to help differentiate non-ferrous items and mineralised sites, a suite of data loggera and improved GPS positioning tools.  So why does this all matter and why have we made that investment now?

 

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Bath Unexploded World War II bomb

Unexploded World War II bomb found in Bath – An Expert Explains

 

In May, a 500lb unexploded bomb was found in Bath – likely dropped by a German plane which had come under enemy attack during the Bath Blitz. Simon Cooke at 6 Alpha Associates provided an expert’s view of how it might have come to be there.

 

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6 Alpha Team Race

6 Alpha Team Races 200 miles to Raise Money for Renewable World

 

On the weekend of the 25th June the 6 Alpha team took on the 2016 ‘Earth Wind and Tyre’ 200-mile cycle challenge to raise money for Renewable World. A seven person 6 Alpha team consisting of riders Robin, Ben, Philip, Graham and Sean battled through the wind and the rain as they cycled from Durham to Edinburgh over two days.

 

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6 Alpha Lunch Summit

Event Review: The 3rd 6 Alpha Associates Summit

 

Developed exclusively for project and special risk managers, these bi-annual invitation-only initiatives provide a platform through which market participants can gather together to share and discuss industry information and market developments, in order to enhance future industry best practice.

 

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