With Covid-19 and social distancing preventing live events this year, we have decided to take our event online!
This event follows the success of our first seminar last year, only this time it is taking place virtually!
A focus on modern projects
With a focus on modern day civil engineering challenges, the event will feature civil engineering and construction experts across a range of applications. Each day, part of the focus will 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 will run from 11am – 1pm (approx.) each day.
Each day a different theme
Every session will follow a different civil engineering solution, with guest speakers from across the sector.
Monday: Concrete & Sustainability
Featuring a keynote speech from Kathy Calverley, the Managing Director of The Concrete Society, this webinar will hear from 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 confirmed so far for this session includes; Davinder Singh Reehal, Technical Director, John F Hunt. Our colleague Richard Hunt, Sales Manager Magnetite – UK & Ireland, will also present a recent Cost Benefit Analysis, evaluating high density concrete vs standard concrete for overcoming Hydrostatic Pressure.
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 will feature guest speakers; Steve Haslam, Engineering Design Consultant, Magnox; and Jill Reay, Director and Radiation Protection Adviser at Aurora.
Our colleague Mark Moriarty, Sales Manager Magnetite – UK & Ireland, will also cover the recent Fairhurst study into hospital bunkers constructed using high density concrete.
Thursday: Bridges & Tunnels
This session will focus on past and future bridge and tunnelling projects, with guest speakers; Thorsten Braun, Senior Structual Engineer, Arup; Stephen Hand, Preconstruction Director – Civil Engineering, GRAHAM Group; and Roger Bridge, Tunnelling Manager, 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 will feature guest speakers; Gary Ross, Director & Engineering Manager, Floating Energy Systems; and Adam Kopystynski, Technical Solutions Manager- Pipeline Performance, Shawcor.
Additional speakers continue to be announced. The event is free to attend and all sessions will be recorded for on demand playback. A full agenda will be available shortly.
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