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Free seminars

CIVILS 2005

10.30 Formpave Permeable paving as a stormwater source control Peter Johns and Steve Spikes The seminar will discuss how permeable paving works, its uses and application, advantages and disadvantages of permeable paving, plus maintenance and performance issues.

10.45 Howden Professional Indemnity: The questions you should be asking Laywers from Howden UK and Watson Burton Howden UK and specialist construction law firm Watson Burton will answer questions all engineering practices should be asking:

Wither PI rates in 2006- When is a claim really a claim?

11.30 WSP Knowledge Based Asset Integrity for assessing asset failure risk Andrew Martin, asset services manager Used in the petrochemical industry for a decade, the risk-based maintenance KBAI methodology has demonstrated up to 25% to 30% cost savings.

11.45 Bureau Veritas East Peckham flood relief scheme Ian Walton, technical director , BV and John Barnett, CA Blackwell Severe flooding in 2000 and in 2002 prompted construction of a 300m long, 4m high earth embankment dam. The seminar will discuss the challenges in delivering the project.

12.30 KBR Urban tunnels - an environmental benefit?

Brian Wareham, operations director - tunnelling, KBR, and Michael Francis, technical director - tunnelling, KBR The presentation will discuss the issues of urban tunnelling from experience of road, rail and utilities projects undertaken by KBR.

12.45 Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) Material resource efficiency in construction: Making it happen!

Jim Wiltshire, procurement project manager and Phil Wilson, aggregates project manager WRAP is a not-for-profit company set up to create stable markets for recycled materials. The seminar will explain what is being done for construction and aggregates.

13.30 Outokumpu Stainless Designing with a conscience: The use of stainless steel in concrete structures Lyndon Morgan, technical manager Practical reinforcement issues covered will include corrosion performance, life cycle costs, site use of stainless steel and explanation of various alloys including the newest LDX2101.

13.45 Ordnance Survey Roadworks commencing end November for 1,000 weeks!

James Brayshaw, Ordnance Survey board director How to apply global positioning and the latest technology to improve knowledge of your asset base and enable you to meet the forthcoming requirements for co-ordination of streetworks and the Traffic Management Act.

14.30 Riegl UK Laser scanning - measurement and management in 3D Ian Anderson, sales manager An introduction to terrestrial and airborne laser scanning techniques, focusing on the benefits for data capture and presentation, project and commercial management for all aspects of civil engineering projects.

14.45 Autodesk The driving force in civil engineering solutions Jack Strongitharm, technical manager, Autodesk Civil Solutions This presentation of the latest Autodesk civil engineering tools will demonstrate ways of: increasing productivity, automating the design and drafting of road, site and subdivision projects, speeding up contracts and enabling them to be more accuate and within budget.

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