Theatre Hall 22
Wednesday 12th September
Thursday 13th September
11.00 - 11.30
BIM has a natural place in the AEC space for marine and coastal engineering but given the unusual shapes it can sometimes be difficult to put into practice. Dry docks, offices and other support complexes can all be served by the use of BIM if managed correctly. Explore how the use of digital advanced modelling tools on structures such as tidal defences, piers, jetties and the like can help unlock greater project design efficiencies for civil engineering and infrastructure projects.
11.45 - 12.15
This presentation will focus on Gc, Gc-ms and GcxGC techniques giving real life examples of where Concept Life Sciences have used this technology to solve customers real analytical problems, and show how these approaches combined can open up new ways of looking at hydrocarbon analysis in all environmental applications.
12.30 - 13.00
While the Gorebridge incident has demonstrated the result of getting a ground-gas risk assessments wrong, traditional spot ground-gas monitoring and generic risk assessments often over estimates the ground-gas risk at development sites. This presentation will discuss why over conservatism occurs and the cost impacts associated with this and how higher quality continuous monitoring can provide robust ‘lines of evidence’ that can de-risk sites. This will be illustrated through case studies.
13.15 - 13.45
Seamus Connolly MBE
“Cross-pollination” of ideas learnt in other industries can be the inspiration for success in preventing pollution and avoiding environmental damage (including heavy fines). Lessons learnt in the aid/relief sector are readily applicable to contamination incidents when people become stressed and panic. Training, organisation and response equipment are paramount for a successful and safe outcome. The speaker will focus on proven design methodology to assist the responders.
14.00 - 14.30
Dr Robert Keighley
Contamination of the worlds waters by plastics are of a major concern. This seminar covers how using an FTIR Microscope, the single most powerful tool used for the identification of microplastics, Newcastle University & Shimadzu UK, positively identified various types of plastics within the stomachs of 90 crustaceans taken from Six of the world’s deepest ocean trenches including the Mariana Trench at a staggering 10,890 meter deep.
14.45 - 15.15
The talk will focus on Topsoil use on construction sites. It will briefly overview what a Topsoil is, the provenance of different topsoil types and how investigation and analysis of topsoil can aid decision making and money saving while delivering a good product for customers. Whether re-using or importing topsoils to the site the talk aims to provide a good broad overview of an often-overlooked subject.