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Free seminars

CIVILS 2005 - Free entry to seminars for all show visitors , just turn up at the Red or Blue theatres on the Gallery

10.30 AB Chance represented by Sub-Surface Technologies The AB Chance Helical Pulldown Micropile System in use for underpinning and new construction Andrew St Johnston, managing director, SST The micropile system being used to underpin a mid 19th century gatehouse to Alnwick Castle was chosen in preference to conventional underpinning.

10.45 Gifford Starting and sustaining regeneration: the Engineer's role Steve Canadine, director Steve Canadine's thought-provoking presentation will take a high level overview of engineers' responsibilities for regeneration, beginning with an exploration of past cycles of regeneration.

11.30 Roger Bullivant Foundations for the Olympics - Roger Bullivant carries the Torch!

John Patch, director The vast majority of Olympics building will be on brownfield or poor quality sites. This seminar will identify the challenges in meeting the need for innovative, cost effective, rapid, permanent and temporary foundation.

11.45 Corus Construction & Industrial Weathering steel bridges Chris Dolling, principal engineer A 120-year life is possible with nominal maintenance. Issues covered will include design and detailing, fabrication, installation, inspection, and remedial measures.

12.30 Macalloy Engineering and architectural solutions using high strength steel bars and cables RJ Goodman Steel bars and cables can produce economic and elegant tension structures. This seminar will explore innovative problem solving in terms of design, manufacture and stressing techniques.

12.45 Van Elle Construction of a secant piled retaining wall using restricted access equipment Richard Holmes, group managing director Three special restricted access piling rigs were used to form a secant piled retaining wall with 3.5m headroom. The presentation will cover the equipment and techniques used.

13.30 Thomas Telford Limited Introducing NEC3 Robert Gerrard, chairman, NEC Users' Group An overview of the new suite of New Engineering Contract NEC3 contracts includes guidance on how to select appropriate contracts for different types of project.

13.45 Uretek A new approach to subsidence control: Ground improvement rather then piling or underpinning Bill Stevens, technical sales manager Polymer ground engineering offers an alternative remedial technique for foundations and slabs. Principles of the Uretek method, suitable soils and project histories will be described.

14.30 Tony Gee & Partners A case history of the use of Eurocodes for the design of underground structures David Beadman, principal engineer A discussion of the early experience of a contractor's metro design to Eurocodes in 1996-99 looks at the difficulties and benefits with particular reference to the geotechnical design.

14.45 The Concrete Centre Remediation of brownfield land Nick Gorst, regional engineer Midlands & South Wales Brownfield land treatment with cement-based materials offers a solution that stabilises and solidifies contaminants, while simultaneously improving ground engineering properties.

15.30 SGB Safe assembly of formwork and falsework - an animated user guide to work at height Neil Murray, chief safety adviser and Stuart Bamford, product manager - formwork This seminar will show how SGB is helping to disseminate knowledge of safe assembly and dismantling of access equipment to meet new responsibilities of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

15.45 Twintec Industrial Flooring Steel fibre reinforced raft foundations Darryl Eddy, commercial director Steel fibre reinforced concrete's massive loadbearing capacity means pallet storage buildings up to 35m high can have a 400mm thick floor slab as the only load distribution connection between stack legs and pile grid.

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