Contamination Expo Theatre Hall 12

Below is The Contamination Series 2017 schedule – Line-up for 2018 will be released soon...

Theatre Hall 12

Wednesday 27th September

Thursday 28th September

speaker

11.00 - 11.30

Simon Brightwell

Geophysical investigation of brownfield sites – what can you reasonably expect?

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.

speaker

11.45 - 12.15

Abigail Johnson

Operator Challenges & Opportunities with the Brownfield Development Market

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.

speaker

12.30 - 13.00

Dr Chris Stopford

Real-time detection of airborne asbestos..

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.

speaker

14.00 - 14.30

Darren Evans

Risk assessment for the development of asbestos-contaminated land.

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.

speaker

14.45 - 15.15

Chris Bishop

What is asbestos?

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.

speaker

15.30 - 16.00

Nicholas Willenbrock, Nicola Harries & Rob Sweeney

What do we do, what have we done and what’s next?

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.