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Seminar

CIVILS 2005

10.30 Mouchel Parkman The rating game Chris Connor, Abigail Smith, Chris Jones & Graham Kilner Three very different projects demonstrate public authority service delivery through innovation, partnering and confidence; on motorways, for counties and in a JV public-private company.

10.45 AON Risk Services Risk management Antony Marsh, senior partner, Fisburns Solicitors The consequences of a professional making an error can be drastic. But simple, often common sense, risk management techniques can reduce dramatically the opportunity for mistakes to occur.

11.30 Celsa Steel Reinforcement in the 21st century - the latest developments and how their application at T5 and CTRL ensured best practice Alex Small, director Electronic data transfer, prefabrication and just-in-time delivery have saved time and cost on design/detailing, shortened construction programmes, reduced on-site labour and improved health and safety.

11.45 Faber Maunsell Design considerations for constructing bridges quickly Richard Cooke, director With disruption a key issue, adequate planning, experience and innovation in design and construction can produce cost effective solutions without losing quality or durability.

12.30 Aperio Geophysics and asset management - bridging the gap Simon Brightwell, director In the move from visual inspection to machine-based data collection for condition and inventory assessments, new software systems offer a virtual site visit creating a picture of what lies above and below the ground.

12.45 Screwfast Foundations Screwpiling: Ways of combining old and new technology Peter Dunn, chairman The presentation will range from Victorian manual capstan piling, the upsurge in use of screw anchors in the US and Australia, to recent research and techniques.

13.30 Institution of Civil Engineers Health and safety competency - changing hearts and minds Kevin Fear, head of health, safety and environment, CITB Construction Skills Achieving high levels of health and safety competency requires a behavioural and cultural shift by the construction industry.

The presentation will stress the roles that individuals and organisations can play.

13.45 Leica Geosystems Smart civil engineering Nathan Ward, senior technical sales representative The seminar will introduce the SmartStation, the world's fi rst high performance total station with integrated global positioning system in one instrument.

14.30 Crossrail Crossrail: From concept to reality Bernard Gambrill, head of public affairs This presentation on the proposed Crossrail railway running east west in tunnels beneath central London will focus on congestion relief in light of London's predicted population growth.

14.45 Kennedys Solicitors Corporate Killing - A changing landscape Sean Elson, lawyer, also secretary of the Health & Safety Lawyers Association In light of Government proposals to reform the law on corporate killing, the talk will cover potential risks to business and individuals highlighted by the Hatfield rail crash trial.

15.30 Pennine Vibropiling Augered displacement piles for brownfield sites Ondrej Synac, principal geotechnical engineer Augered displacement piles are finding increased use on brownfield and urban development sites where noise and/or soil pollution preclude the use of traditional bored or driven piles.

15.45 Bell & Webster Concrete Precast concrete retaining walls, T walls and ground beams for use in construction Roy Spurgeon, UK sales and marketing manager How best to specify and use precast concrete ground structures will be discussed. Case studies include earth retention, marinas, canal construction, materials storage, underground car parks and ground beams.

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