Day 9: August 16, 2010

Eddie Coryn, Brittany Scherer, David Shirley, Kendall Troesch, and Ross Wagner
We spent our second to last day in London with the geotechnical and environmental company, Fugro. We had multiple presentations in the morning by representatives of the company. Two of the projects Fugro is involved with are Crossrail and Thames Tideway Tunnels. They are collecting soil samples with boring machines for both projects. After a good lunch, we went around the corner to Paddington Station where two crews were boring samples for the Crossrail project. We then jumped on a classic red double-decker bus and took a scenic route across town to the laboratory where employees were categorizing and recording the soil samples. After the lab, we went to the Thames to observe a jack-up barge.
To top off a great day, we had a delicious dinner at Simpsons on the Strand, a very famous restaurant in London. They served traditional fare of English beef roast that was shared in the presence of wonderful company. Thank you Fugro for an informative and enjoyable day in London.

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