Theatre Hall 12
Wednesday 27th September
Thursday 28th September
11.00 - 11.30
The appropriate use of geophysical methods can significantly reduce the risks associated with development of brownfield sites. The presentation will include a brief overview of techniques, with an assessment of strengths and weaknesses. Case studies will demonstrate how the approach can deliver value in finding buried obstructions, voids, utilities and other features that have a detrimental effect on safety, programme and budget.
11.45 - 12.15
At Mick George Ltd we have experience and capabilities to turn Brownfield and Contaminated Sites into build-ready plots quickly and efficiently. We deliver across all areas of ground improvement, from environmental consultancy through to strategy and implementation. Our feasibility and design process provide Remediation solutions that are safe, robust, deliverable, compliant and cost-effective.
12.30 - 13.00
Dr Chris Stopford
Inadvertent inhalation of asbestos fibres and the subsequent development of incurable cancers is a leading cause of work-related deaths worldwide. Currently, there is no real-time in situ method for detecting airborne asbestos. This seminar describes an optical method that addresses this deficiency based on the use of laser light scattering patterns to determine the change in angular alignment of individual airborne fibres under the influence of an applied magnetic field with details of recent commercial field trials.
14.00 - 14.30
This presentation will discuss the requirements for assessing the risk to human ‘receptors’ and preventing the spread of asbestos during the development and remediation of asbestos-contaminated land. This shall give an overview of the procedures needed for the risk assessment, and how to comply with The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, ensuring that the material is identified and risks assessed, methods documented and the spread of asbestos prevented.
14.45 - 15.15
The session will consider asbestos in soil as a contaminant from an analytical perspective and what the implications are for the client and removal teams.
15.30 - 16.00
Nicholas Willenbrock, Nicola Harries & Rob Sweeney
CL:AIRE''''s role and remit has expanded over the last 18 years. CL:AIRE will present its recent work and future plans for its major initiatives and projects including the Definition of Waste Code of Practice and Asbestos in Soils. The session will also showcase CL:AIRE’s plans for collaborating more with industry to strengthen its role as the leading education provider for sustainable land management.