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2002 Seminars Thursday 13 June

Civils 2002 2002 Seminars

Time: 10.30am Organisation: Buxton Lime Industries Title: Soil stabilisation Presenter: Hedley Greaves The presentation will look at practical and theoretical applications of lime in the treatment of insitu soils and will include a demonstration of the equipment used for stabilisation and the site procedures that need to be adopted. An exploration of the theory of lime stabilisation will include a study of the three basic reactions, and the link between lime treatment and pulverised fuel ash (PFA) and blast furnace cement will be examined.

Time: 11.30am Organisation: Screwfast Foundations Title: A practical demonstration of screw pile technology Presenter: Peter Dunn Peter Dunn - the 'star turn' of Civils 2000 - returns with a gadgetassisted demonstration of screw piling. This technique can be used to install a tension/compression pile up to 20t capacity in 20 minutes. The piles are said to be ideal for structures subject to cyclic loading, and were recently used to support the docking system of the Cargolifter balloon, the world's largest contemporary dirigible. Screwfast has further developed the system so that clusters of piles can be installed.

Time: 12.30pm Organisation: Infrasoft Solutions Title: IT solutions for collaborative working in the civil engineering market Current trends towards design and build and design, build and operate mean civil engineering firms are merging, opening field offices and forming strategic alliances all over the globe. There is also a need to align large teams because of partnering, acquisitions and joint ventures and, within organisations, to co-ordinate teams. Infrasoft's seminar looks at how multiple companies or departments - which are geographically spread and trained in different design codes - collaborate effectively on both small and major civil engineering projects.

Time: 1.30pm Organisation: Fondasol UK Title: The Ménard pressuremeter - innovative solution for investigation and foundation design Presenter: Arnaud Finiasz What makes the Ménard pressuremeter innovative is that the measured limit pressure and deformation modulus are used directly to predict shallow and deep foundation load capacity and associated settlements with remarkable precision. It has been used in France for the past 40 years as an everyday soil test for ground investigations. Arnaud Finiasz will describe the Ménard pressuremeter equipment and explain the test procedure. He will then demonstrate its benefits in ground investigation works and present a case study of recently completed jobs at Canary Wharf.

Time: 2.30pm Organisation: Alexander Forbes Insurance Title: Professional indemnity - what hazards do professionals face?

Presenter: Colin S Taylor Alexander Forbes is the UK's leading specialist in professional indemnity insurance. This workshop will cover the following areas:

lProfessional liability - how does it arise?

lWhat can be done about it?

lRisk management - prevention over cure.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the crucial issue of professional indemnity insurance and the impact on your business.

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