COVID-19 - Reynolds International Ltd Statement

Given ongoing concerns around Coronavirus (COVID-19) we would like to offer reassurance that Reynolds International Ltd is taking all necessary steps to safeguard the wellbeing of employees and continuation of operations to ensure the ongoing delivery of projects and services.

We continue to follow all the official guidance from relevant health authorities and statutory bodies in both England and Wales to make certain that we are delivering the most appropriate and effective responses.  This is being monitored and updated daily as necessary.

Reynolds International Ltd is taking the following actions:

  • We are assessing and ensuring continued availability of critical staff and resources on a day-by-day basis.
  • We have installed all five government-recommended measures for safer working together to stay Covid-19 secure during the current pandemic.
  • All business travel within mainland Europe and further afield internationally continues to be restricted for Reynolds International Ltd employees, for at least the next two months, subject to prevailing guidance/instructions from the relevant authorities.  Any proposed business travel within the UK is considered on a case by case basis in the light of local and varying restrictions.
  • Measures have been put into place to facilitate Employees who are able to work from home to do so, subject to technical, operational, and security constraints, and Covid-19 compliant measures are in place for those that need to be in the office.
  • All staff are receiving regular updates on the latest guidance as to what to do and when so that everyone knows what is going on using information from trusted and authoritative sources.
COVID-19 - Reynolds International Ltd Statement

Given ongoing concerns around Coronavirus (COVID-19) we would like to offer reassurance that Reynolds International Ltd is taking all necessary steps to ensure the wellbeing of employees and safe continuation of operations to ensure the ongoing delivery of projects and services.

We continue to follow all the official guidance from relevant health authorities and statutory bodies to ensure that we are delivering the most appropriate and effective responses.  This is being monitored and updated daily as necessary.

Reynolds International Ltd is taking the following actions:

  • We are assessing and ensuring continued availability of critical staff and resources on a day-by-day basis.
  • All business travel within mainland Europe and the UK has been restricted for Reynolds International Ltd employees for the next two months, subject to prevailing guidance/instructions from the relevant authorities.
  • Measures are being put into place to facilitate Employees who are able to work from home to do so, subject to technical and security constraints, and measures are in place for those that need to be in the office.
  • All staff are receiving regular updates on the latest guidance as to what to do and when so that everyone knows what is going on using information from trusted and authoritative sources.
  • We are keen to work with our clients, existing and future, to be able to focus on offering services that can be delivered from home and/or our office with least public or peer-to-peer exposure.
  • By expanding into additional office space in our current building, we are able to spread out and isolate staff more easily and efficiently whilst maintaining good channels of communication.
  • By safeguarding the wellbeing of our staff, we will be able to maintain resource levels to provide the services required by our clients with minimal disruption.
 

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If you want to remove the risk from your next engineering project, then make sure you get the right geophysical support and advice.

If you're uncertain about the ground conditions of your next project or you have concerns over the quality of the bedrock that you're planning to excavate, then you could be on a collision course with a whole host of technical complications.

Making certain that your project runs smoothly can be a simple process with the help of our team of specialists at Reynolds International Ltd

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Our Services

 We view each project as a special case and are not satisfied until you are. Our highly qualified and experienced staff will take the time to work with you so that you feel confident that the project outcomes meet your requirements and your expectations at the very least.

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Terrestrial Geophysical Site Investigation Consultancy

Create better ground models through the use of geophysics and reduce the risk of unforeseen ground conditions...
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Offshore Wind Farm Geophysics Consultancy

Benefit from our unique, leading-edge seismic data processing and 3D interpretation workflow.
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Earthquake Preparedness Consultancy

Reduce your vulnerability in the event of a major earthquake through preparedness training and contingency planning.
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Geological and Glacial Hazard Assessment & Mitigation

Minimise loss of life and damage to infrastructure in the event of a Glacial Lake Outburst Flood.

Additional Services

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Environmental consultancy services
  • Borehole geophysical profiling
  • Airborne geophysical programmes
  • Remote sensing analysis
  • GIS and data visualisation
  • Technical Training & Development
  • National Capacity Building

We support the ‘Green Agenda‘ Although geoscientists, we have made a deliberate choice not to work in Hydrocarbon Exploration including Shale Gas extraction, in any way. 
Rather, we focus on supporting renewable energy projects, such as Offshore Wind Farm development, Tidal Range schemes, and major hydropower development, in all of which we play a significant international role. We do not actively support mineral extraction.

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What Our Clients Say

CEGS have known of Reynolds International Ltd, previously Reynolds Geo-Sciences Ltd, since the mid-1990s and have utilised their services over the years for specific surveying in the former underground coal and iron ore fields of West Cumbria. As a lead consultant, we have used Reynolds International to successfully locate and define both the underground workings and the mine entries that pose a hazard to the built environment, especially shafts in the iron ore workings.

Additionally, we have also enrolled on the CPD training courses that are organised by Professor John Reynolds and these provide an invaluable update to our professional skills.

We will continue to use Reynolds International as our preferred specialist Geophysical consultancy because of the consistent high professional standards that are applied to every project.

Dennis R. E. Dickins

CEGS, Cumbria

The British Embassy, Bucharest, has been working with Professor John Reynolds, of Reynolds International Ltd, since 2008 in order to ensure that the Embassy’s earthquake and emergency planning is up to date; and that all staff, dependents and the British community, for which the Embassy has a responsibility, are briefed on the causes, the preparations and the relevant actions in the event of an earthquake.

Professors Reynolds’s knowledge, advice and guidance has been invaluable in ensuring that the embassy’s plan is as up to date and in an as workable format as possible.

His knowledge is second to none and his guidance is clear concise and in an understandable format.

B A Davidson – HM Consul

Head of Corporate Services, Bucharest, Romania

The earthquake preparedness training course provided by Professor John M. Reynolds for BAT Romania’ employees during 3 days in February this year was a well designed and tailored course given the high seismic hazard area where Romania is located.

The main aim of the course was to provide our employees with necessary information to help them to reduce their own vulnerabiolity at work, in their out-of-work activities and in their family lives.

I was very pleased with the results of the training and , most importantly, I have received very positive feedback from participants.

I recommend this course for other commercial organizations in Romania or abroad.

Eugen Stan, Business Security Manager

British American Tobacco Trading SRL, Romania

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Prof. John. M. Reynolds

Prof. Reynolds is the leading world expert on glacial hazard assessment and remediation and is also well-known internationally through his widely acclaimed textbook ‘An introduction to applied and environmental geophysics’.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much will a survey cost?

It depends completely on the scope of your project and the nature of your target! Whether you are investigating your back garden before putting up an extension, or planning the ground investigation of a city-wide infrastructure project and worried about sink-holes, we will take the same amount of care and attention designing your survey and ensuring you pay no more than you need to to get the results you require. A staged project may be appropriate, where each phase is commissioned only after assessment of the results of the previous phase, so you don’t need to worry about paying for work that you don’t need. We can also advise on suitable contractors for a job so that you can engage them directly under our supervision, and manage their costs yourself.

For jobs upon which we engage contractors for you ourselves, our prices start at about £5,000 and cover our fees and disbursements, including: survey design and specification, identification and engagement of a suitable contractor for data acquisition, our on-site supervision, QC, off-site processing, analysis, interpretation and reporting. Consultancy-only rates can be provided on request. VAT will be added to all prices at the applicable rate.

Don’t forget – investing in a thorough and complete ground investigation at the start of your project could save many times the cost of that investigation in over-engineering, responding to unforeseen ground conditions and overrunning project deadlines futher down the line. A thorough site investigation will play a key role in your project risk reduction measures.

Q: Can I just get some advice? I don’t need a quote right now/I don’t want to pay for a quote

All basic advice and quotes are FREE. We are always happy to discuss options, whether you need a full quote, a ballpark cost for inclusion in a tender or just need to find out whether geophysical surveying is appropriate for your site. If your site is more complicated and you require us to prepare a specification, this will be subject to a charge, but we guarantee that we will never undertake chargeable work without clearing it with you first.

Q: I am familiar with [technique]/it worked well on another site – can I use it on this site?

If you already have an idea of what geophysical technique might be appropriate for your site, let us know. We keep up to date on all developments in geophysical site investigations and may be able to suggest new, alternative and/or complementary techniques. Many techniques that you may be familiar with, such as Ground Penetrating Radar, are very effective in the right conditions, but almost completely useless elsewhere. We will always recommend the most appropriate techniques and survey design for your site and problem. We will make sure that you are happy with the techniques proposed before submitting a proposal, so the final decision is up to you.

Q: How can I integrate the results into my project?

We strongly believe that all our projects should be led by what you need, not what we can provide. If you need your results in a specific format for integration into your own software, just let us know! We can supply paper and pdf maps, 2D and 3D CAD and/or ESRI ArcGIS files, data archives on disk or hard drive, and can set up a dedicated, password-protected ftp folder for you on our own server to facilitate transfer of data and reports. We can also provide advice on the integration of geophysical and geotechnical data within a GIS framework.

Q: My site is abroad – do you work overseas?

We are an international consultancy, and our personnel have worked everywhere from Wales to the Antarctic! We can advise you about appropriate U.K. based contractors, or help you select from local contractors by undertaking a review of available contractors and/or carrying out tender reviews. Our experienced project managers are able to manage your geophysical survey remotely or in-country as you require.

Q: Why do you use contractors instead of doing the site work yourselves?

Unlike other geophysical service providers, we are totally independent of any geophysical contractors. Approaching a contractor directly may result in you getting a survey that is tailored to their in-house skills and equipment, rather than to your site and survey target. We design a survey to meet your needs, then identify contractors who are specialists in the techniques required. We then select one or more contractors from this shortlist through a competitive tender process, ensuring that you get the best service and do not pay over the odds for it. We can employ contractors ourselves, or recommend appropriate contractors for you to engage directly under our supervision.

Q: Why should I use RIL? I have heard that consultants are expensive!

As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for! Using RIL guarantees you a range of benefits:

  • Independent survey design: we are not beholden to any contractor.
  • Independent supervision of the geophysical contractor’s work to ensure the highest data quality.
  • Availability of high-level technical expertise not usually available through contractors.
  • Increased level of analysis not usually afforded by contractors – typically less than 15-20% of a contractor’s costs are attributable to interpretative reporting.
  • Consideration of the use of the data by the Client or his engineers and presentation of information in the most suitable digital formats.
  • Increased peace of mind for the client by having the survey managed by extremely experienced staff including a Chartered Geologist.
  • By engaging RIL as the Client’s Engineering Geophysical Adviser, the latest guidelines for engineering geophysical surveys (McDowell et al., 2002) are being followed.
  • The survey workflow from data acquisition through to interpretative report will be technically robust and the interpretative report will be in plain English with clear descriptions of the work undertaken and how the interpretations have been arrived at. Our report will be written to facilitate peer review, which we welcome.
  • Our final invoice will not be issued until the client is completely satisfied with the final report – this is guaranteed.
Q: I have another question that you have not answered!

Then let us know by calling us on +44 (0) 1352 756196, e-mailing us at info@reynolds-international.co.uk or using our contact form.

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