With Covid-19 and social distancing preventing live events this year, we decided to take our event online!
This event follows the success of our first seminar last year, only this time it is took place virtually!
A focus on modern projects
With a focus on modern day civil engineering challenges, the event featured civil engineering and construction experts across a range of applications. Each day, part of the focus was also be on how the use of high density concrete and ballast has provided the optimum solution.
Five days of speakers
Taking place between Monday 14 and Friday 18 September, the free seminar ran for approximately two hours each day.
Each day a different theme
Every session followed a different civil engineering solution, with guest speakers from across the sector.
Find out more about the speakers each day and watch the on demand recordings below.
Monday: Concrete & Sustainability
Featuring a keynote speech from Kathy Calverley, the Managing Director of The Concrete Society, this webinar featured guest speakers; Jack Sindhu, Technical Manager for Capital Concrete; Ian Ellis, Technical Services Manager, MBCC Group; and Steve Handscomb, Commercial Director GGBS & Gypsol, LKAB Minerals.
Tuesday: Ground Stabilisation
Guest speakers included; Davinder Singh Reehal, Technical Director, John F Hunt. alongside colleagues Richard Hunt, Sales Manager Magnetite – UK & Ireland and Christian Betzing, Sales Engineer Magnetite – GmbH, who presented a project using mobile foundations with high density concrete.
Wednesday: Radiation Shielding
With a keynote speech from Jim Thurston, Head of Medical Physics and Healthcare Technology for the NHS, based at Dorset County Hospital and representing the Society for Radiological Protection, this event featured guest speakers; Steve Haslam, Engineering Design Consultant, Magnox; Jill Reay, Director and Radiation Protection Adviser at Aurora; and Jim Fleming, Technical Director at Fairhurst.
Thursday: Bridges & Tunnels
This session focussed on past and future bridge and tunnelling projects. With an opening address from Kate Cooksey, Senior Engineering Manager for Morgan Sindall and Current Chair of the British Tunnelling Society, the session featured guest speakers; Thorsten Braun, Senior Structural Engineer, Arup; Stephen Hand, Preconstruction Director – Civil Engineering, GRAHAM Group; and Shane Hopper, Senior Engineer – Tunnelling, Balfour Beatty.
Friday: Offshore & Flood Defence
With a keynote speech from Robert Lewis, President, The Institute of Concrete Technology and Technical Marketing Manager for Ferroglobe, this session featured guest speakers; Gary Ross, Director & Engineering Manager, Floating Energy Systems; Adam Kopystynski, Technical Solutions Manager- Pipeline Performance, Shawcor; and Bill Sinclair, Director at Specialist Concrete Services.