Wednesday 23 November Red 10.30 The rating game - Mouchel Parkman Kicking off the seminar programme for the middle day of Civils, Mouchel Parkman will set out its approach to service delivery for local authorities.
Technology and environmental initiatives developed on the M25, details of work done with Shropshire County Council, the partnership with Liverpool City Council and the joint venture firm 2020 Liverpool will be covered.
Blue 10.45 Risk management - AON Risk Services Application of simple, common sense risk management techniques can drastically reduce the possibility of making mistakes, argues Fishburns Solicitors senior partner Antony Marsh. His seminar will give guidance on minimising mistakes and how to argue a defence.
Red 11.30 Reinforcement best practice at T5 & CTRL - Celsa Steel The shortage of skilled reinforcement detailers and site fixers has fostered delivery of factory-designed and made cages. Celsa Steel director Alex Small will describe how electronic data transfer and just in time delivery are being applied to give time and cost savings.
Blue 11.45 Designing bridges for rapid construction - FaberMaunsell High speed construction and maintenance of bridges with minimum disruption to transport will be described by Faber Maunsell director Richard Cooke.
Red 12.30 Geophysics for rail and highway asset management - Aperio Aperio director Simon Brightwell will explore latest developments in machine based surface and sub-surface condition and inventory assessments. New software can create a virtual site visit giving a comprehensive picture of what lies above and below ground.
Blue 14.45 Corporate killing post Hatfield - Kennedys Solicitors Solicitor Sean Elson represented Network Rail and individuals in the Hatfield rail crash trial. He will describe the changes arising from government proposals to reform laws related to corporate killing, and examine the responsibilities of individuals and potential risks to businesses.
Red 15.30 Augered displacement piling and brownfield sites - Pennine Vibropiling Powerful yet quiet piling rigs which generate virtually no spoil or vibration are ideal for urban development sites on brownfield land. Pennine Vibropiling principal geotechnical engineer Ondrej Synac will show the Penpile system's enhanced bearing capacity and stiffness compared with conventional deep foundations.
Blue 15.45 Precast retaining walls and foundation structures - Bell & Webster Concrete Bell & Webster's seminar will discuss how best to specify and use precast retaining walls, Tee walls and precast concrete ground beams, illustrated by earth retention structures, marinas, canal construction, underground car parks and materials stores.
Thursday 24 November Red 11.30 Asset-failure risk assessment - WSP Knowledge Based Asset Integrity is a risk-based maintenance methodology developed by the petrochemical industry and is now being applied to buildings and infrastructure. Projects have demonstrated 25-30% cost savings, according to WSP asset services manager Andrew Martin.
Blue 11.45 East Peckham flood relief scheme - Bureau Veritas Bureau Veritas technical director Ian Walton and John Barnett of contractor CA Blackwell will set out their approach to an embankment scheme constructed in East Peckham, Kent, to shield 50 properties from fl ooding.
Red 14.30 Laser scanning to measure earthworks - Riegl UK Ian Anderson will explain how laser scanning with associated software is being used to provide rapid visualisation of surface contours for new works construction through marine and coastal projects to deformation monitoring of ancient earthworks.