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Thursday 24 November


10.45 Blue Theatre Professional indemnity - the questions you should be asking Howden UK and Watson Burton Howden UK, the largest Lloyd's broker specialising in professional indemnity for the construction industry, is teaming up with construction law firm Watson Burton to provide an interactive seminar answering the questions that every engineering practice should be asking, namely: What is going to happen to professional indemnity rates in 2006- ; When is a claim really a claim- ; How have engineers' liabilities been impacted by the Abbott v Will Gannon Smith case- ; and How do engineers ensure their premium will reduce at this year's renewal- Attendees will have plenty of opportunities to air their views and put the speakers under pressure.

11.45 Blue Theatre East Peckham flood relief scheme Ian Walton, technical director, Bureau Veritas Consulting and John Barnett, CA Blackwell Severe flooding by the Coult Stream in October 2000 and December 2002 prompted the East Peckham flood relief scheme. The £0.93M DEFRA funded scheme comprises a 300m long, 4m high earth embankment dam to protect properties from flooding and to provide 80,000m 3 of fl oodwater storage. The presentation will discuss the principal design, procurement and construction challenges in delivering the project.

12.45 Blue Theatre Material resource efficiency in construction: making it happen Jim Wiltshire, procurement project manager and Phil Wilson, aggregates project manager and WRAP WRAP is a government funded not for-profit company set up to accelerate resource efficiency through creating stable and efficient markets for recycled materials and products and removing barriers to waste minimisation, re-use and recycling. The construction sector is a major focus of its work, and WRAP will explain and how it can help firms to achieve material resource efficiency on their projects.

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