Dr. Andrew Ridley
Geotechnical Oberservations , managing director
Andrew Ridley is the Managing Director of Geotechnical Observations Ltd (GeO), which he founded in 2000. GeO specialise in the installation, reading, reporting and interpretation of geotechnical instrumentation. Andrew obtained his first degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 1984, followed it with a Masters Degree in Soil Mechanics from Imperial College London in 1988 and was awarded a PhD from Imperial College in 1993 for his work on “the measurement of soil moisture suction.” He has served on the Advisory Panel for Geotechnical Engineering (the proceedings of the ICE), was on the Steering Committee for CIRIA 550 Infrastructure Embankments – Condition Appraisal and Remedial Treatment and represents FMGM (Field Measurements in Geomechanics) on the BGA committee. He is also the UK representative on ISO/TC182/WG2, which is drafting International Standards for geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring. In 2016 he was awarded the John Mitchell Gold Medal by the Institution of Civil Engineers in recognition of his contributions to geotechnical engineering.