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CIVILS 2005

As with previous Civils exhibitions, this year's event promises much for the geotechnically-minded.

This year's Civils exhibition, organised by GE's sister magazine New Civil Engineer, comes to London for the fi st time in a new home at the National Hall at Olympia.

Geotechnics will again have a strong showing at the event, with nearly 80 ground-related exhibitors. Those signed up already (see list) include specialist suppliers and contractors, consultants with geotechnical capabilities and clients of geotechnical work such as the Environment Agency and the Highways Agency.

Geotechnical exhibitors will be easily identifi able at the show, with visitors guided around following the Geotechnical Trail.

In a new initiative for this year, each day of Civils 2005 will have a theme. This will be discussed in detail through a series of events including paid-for conferences, breakfast briefi gs, lunches and drinks receptions.

Tuesday 22 November is regeneration day, with the morning conference session covering urban development and brownfield sites. This will including methods of dealing with contaminated land, building sustainable communities and incorporating renewable energy.

The afternoon will feature presentations on proposals for the London 2012 Olympics, including the London Development Agency's strategy for the regeneration of east London and a discussion on the capital's transport plans.

On Wednesday 23 November the theme will be transport and infrastructure, with the morning dedicated to roads and the afternoon to rail. The sessions will include discussions on strategy from the Highways Agency, Network Rail and London Underground, as well as new developments in technology and procurement.

Environment day is Thursday 24 November, with a focus on water in the morning and waste in the afternoon. Speakers will clarify the demands of new legislation in both sectors, and there will be case studies demonstrating best practice.

The free technical seminars held in the exhibition hall have become established as one of the focal points of Civils and proved extremely popular with the geotechnical industry at the previous four shows. This year is no exception, with many seminars covering ground-related subjects.

The 45 minute sessions will be held in two purpose-built theatres (Blue and Red) on the gallery level of the National Hall and will be presented by a wide cross-section of the civil engineering industry from consultants to clients, lawyers and specialist suppliers.

Subjects confi rmed so far include updates on large-scale projects, micropiling, foundations, engineering geophysics, piling on brownfield sites, subsidence control and professional indemnity.

Another draw for visitors will be Sure - the sustainable urban renewal expo, which will be co-located with Civils. Sure will target areas such as physical regeneration, infrastructure, transport, recycling, community/social inclusion, biodiversity, waste, health, government and the business sector.

GE will be running a full preview of Civils 2005 in the November issue and the editorial team will be on hand at the show - the magazine will be sharing the NCE stand on the gallery level.

For more information on exhibiting and to register as a visitor at Civils 2005, visit www.civils. com.

Alternatively, call the visitor hotline on 0870 429 4614; and for more information on exhibiting, contact Gloria Tong, tel: (020) 7505 6714; email: gloria. tong@emap. com

Geotechnical exhibitors

40 Seven Abc Anchors Allen Watson Anchor Systems Europe Aperio Applied Geotechnical Aspin Foundations Association for Consultancy and Engineering Atkins Bonar Technical Fabrics Bureau Veritas Buro Happold C Scope International Campbell Scientific Celtic Technologies Cetco Europe CIRIA Civil Engineering Contractors Association CNS Farnell Cofra UK Con-form Conquest Corus Hydrobarrier Crossrail De Neef UK Don & Low Dywidag Systems International Environment Agency Envirosoil ESRI UK FaberMaunsell Geofirma Road Recycling Geomatrix Earth Science Get Mapping Gifford Grace Construction Products Highways Agency Howden Insurance Independent Stabilisation Institution Of Civil Engineers Ischebeck Titan J Murphy & Sons KBR Landmark Info Group Lankelma Leica Geosystems Mans International May Gurney McArdle Stabilisation Met Surveys MGF Mouchel Parkman New Civil Engineer Norwest Holst Construction Parsons Brinckerhoff Pennine Vibropiling PHI Group Polyfelt Ritchies Robertson Geologging Roger Bullivant Romtech Scott Wilson Screwfast Foundations Severn Trent Laboratories Siltbuster Terra Tek The Concrete Centre Tony Gee & Partners Uretek UK Van Elle Waterman Weldgrip WRAP WSP Group WT Group

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