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On with the show


Civils & Pipelines 2002 will feature nearly 150 exhibitors from across the civil engineering industry.Geotechnical engineering forms an important part of the show, with nearly half the exhibitors directly involved in geotechnics.Civils & Pipelines runs from 11-13 June at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.This special preview focuses on the geotechnical aspects of the event, including the extensive seminar programme, the daily live debates and some of the geotechnical products, services and new technology on offer in Birmingham.Entry to the show is free if you pre-register.

For tickets visit the website at www. civils. com or call 0870 429 4614.

Seminar programme Geotechnical subjects feature strongly throughout the extensive seminar programme that accompanies Civils & Pipelines. Attendance is free and seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. The full programme is set out here, with geotechnically oriented talks highlighted in red. Short summaries of these seminars are presented below.


10.30 The Institution of Civil Engineers Continuing professional development 11.30 UK Quality Ash Association A new specification for PFA as a fill material 12.30 Maccaferri and Colbond Geosynthetics Reinforced road pavements - Polymeric and steel mesh reinforcement 13.30 Cooper Clarke Group Gas dispersal - Protecting buildings from contaminated ground 14.30 FaberMaunsell Structural applications of advanced composite materials 15.30 Geofabrics Engineered solutions using geocomposites


10.30 Landpac Ground Engineering High impact compaction technology, ground response monitoring and verification 11.30 Resiblock Sealing of small element paving systems - structural and environmental benefits 12.30 Weeks Group Sustainable pavement technologies 13.30 Geofirma Typical applications and construction procedures for lime/cement stabilisation of soil 14.30 Thomas Telford The New Engineering Contract 15.30 Association of Consulting Engineers Clients and consultants - working well together. ACE best practice


10.30 Buxton Lime Industries Soil stabilisation 11.30 Screwfast Foundations A practical demonstration of screw pile technology 12.30 Infrasoft Solutions IT solutions for collaborative working in the civil engineering market 13.30 Fondasol UK The Ménard Pressuremeter - Innovative solution for site investigation and foundation design 14.30 Alexander Forbes Insurance

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