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Slope engineering

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11 July, Olympia Conference Centre, London W14. Ground Engineering conference focusing on practical solutions for effective slope stabilisation, reinforcement and remediation.

The conference will be opened by the chairman, Devon Mothersille, director of Geoserve Global and Advanced-Anchor Systems.

The programme is packed with leading experts from contractors, consultants and clients. Speakers and subjects include:

Derek Butcher, Network Rail South East Territory earthworks and drainage engineer, on Network Rail's requirements for effective slope engineering.

Kingston University Professor of geotechnical engineering Eddie Bromhead, on developing best practice in remediating failed slopes.

Mike Winter, TRL regional director, Scotland, on soil slope failure remediation using tyre bales.

Martin Pedley, Cementation Foundations Skanska design manager, on recent developments in UK soil nailing guidance.

Tony Barley, Single Bore Multiple Anchor Systems director, on assessing the durability and degradation of soil nails.

Alex Kidd, Highways Agency senior geotechnical adviser, on the Highways Agency's perspective on managing geotechnical assets.

Forbes Macgregor, consultant to Transport Scotland, on the management of debris ows on the Scottish road network.

Jim Shields, Ritchies geotechnical manager, on practical aspects of rockfall hazard mitigation.

Mark Dyer, professor of civil engineering, University of Strathclyde, with a case study on preventing the failure of flood embankments.

Ian Nettleton, Edge Consultants' technical director, on assessment, remediation and management of landslides.

The conference is sponsored by Ritchies and costs £299+VAT.

There is a small exhibition running alongside the event.

Current exhbitors are: Ritchies, Geobrugg Protection Systems, Dywidag Systems International, WJ Groundwater, Platipus Anchors, Phi Group, Lankelma.

For full programme details and to register on line, visit www.slopeengineering. co. uk; email: constructconferences@emap. com; tel: 0845 056 8069.

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