A look ahead to 2018

The age of solely relying on data in property and environmental risk assessment is being rapidly replaced with a demand for interpretation, risk transfer and professional opinion. Over the past few years there has been a visible shift in the way that professionals and the public perceive hazards such as…

Hurricanes and Sinkholes

With Ex-Ophelia currently hitting the headlines and the UK's shores, Terrafirma's Engineering Geologist Codi Morton explores the links between hurricanes or storm events and ground instability.

Fracking: Election Update 2017

It has long been accepted that we fear what we don’t know. Fracking has divided public opinion, with its relatively recent appearance on our shores following an exponential industrial growth in North America, leaving many unanswered questions. A national and political agenda, focused on energy and resource security through what may be volatile years ahead, is somewhat contradicted by local and community-scale worry of a poorly understood industry. Public perceptions have highlighted the lack of academic study into the risks posed to health and the environment, coupled with concerns about the effect on enjoyment of property and the local area and perhaps importantly, the impact on asset value.

Virtual Reality first in Terrafirma's new 'Innovation Series'

Terrafirma prides itself on its innovative approach to data and environmental risk assessment. Our ambitions have succeeded in changing perceptions and better managing the risks the ground poses by combining existing and unique data with professional expertise. The recent success of our suite of services in the UK property market is testament to the growing requirement for professional opinions to replace the historical, data-only risk model and we continue to push further forward in conceptual and interpretative modelling of UK geohazard risks.

Terrafirma continues to grow!

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Terrafirma are excited to welcome some recent additions to the Team in Bristol!

Firstly, we have Theo Faull joining us as Head of GIS. Theo is an experienced GIS professional and will be focusing on sourcing new data, expanding and developing our bespoke GIS and managing our extensive data library!

Ben Magnin, a recent Master’s graduate in Geology, has also joined us as Head of Service Development. Ben will be focusing largely on enhancing our services, improving our products and supporting our search team.

Finally, but not least, Tim Longden, another recent Master’s graduate in Geology, has joined as our Head of Business Partnerships. Tim has a busy role however is excited to get started. His focus will be on developing and maintaining our crucial relationships with our nationwide network of clients and business partners. Tim will be out and about – so we are sure it won’t be long until you are in contact with him!

These new additions are sure to add to an already professional, experienced and innovative team at Terrafirma.