Civils 2005's unique combination of conferences, technical seminars and more than 200 exhibitors from across the entire construction industry offers something for every visitor. This week NCE looks at the efforts exhibitors are making to ensure everyone heading for Olympia learns something and enjoys their time at the show.
Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 November 2005, Olympia, London . New software from Autodesk designed specifically for civil engineers will be on show at Civils. Autodesk Civil 3D is designed to increase productivity by automating the design and drafting of road, site and sub-division projects. Changes made in one place are reflected instantly throughout an entire project.
. WRAP is launching a new construction portal at Civils 2005. www. wrap. org. uk/ construction will provide a single gateway to information on all of WRAP's work on materials resource efficiency.
. Ordnance Survey is keen to talk about a new service, OS Net, which enables high accuracy GPS from the standard 10m down to 20mm in real time, that can be used in surveying and a host of other applications.
. Graduates and students can apply for ICE membership online, and online CPD will allow members to update their plans and record time logged from anywhere in the world. Find out The exhibitors have lots to give away. . .
. Wind-up mobile phone chargers from Heavilifts/ Hydratight Sweeney . Memory sticks from KBR . Mini-radios from Parsons Brinckerhoff . USB cards from eMapsite . £10 off subscriptions to how on the ICE stand.
. Howden will reveal how to tailor a professional indemnity scheme to the risks faced by geotechnical and environmental engineers.
. Check out new anti-graffiti product Clearguard on the Universal Sealants stand. And protect your paving from oil and chewing gum with Coverguard.
. Vedesco will give live demonstrations of its wireless security systems including monitored CCTV, intruder alarm, site webcam and WiFi hotspot. All you need on site, apparently, but without the usual infrastructure.
. Visit WSP's information kiosk to try out a traffic management tool of the future. The software will enable road users to tap into Construction News plus duffl e bags and footballs . Rubik's Cubes from Galliford Try . Credit card sized British Standard reinforcement bending codes from Cogne Stainless Reinforcement . T-shirts from Esmerk . Tape measures from Poundfi eld Products . Pens from everyone a computer at a service station and obtain live information about hold-ups and congestion on their route. A replica is being trialled at an M42 service station.
. Scare yourself with the possibilities of industrial roped access by talking to Trac.
. WSP also has a virtual aerial bypass computer simulation which shows how trees and vegetation grow around new infrastructure over a 10 year period, disguising new buildings' presence over time.
. Poundfield Products claims to have the only 2m long prestressed L-shaped concrete block retaining wall system and it is just six months old. See this and the Alfabloc demountable walling system.
Join senior members of the Constructing Excellence team at their stand at the end of every day for drinks, canapés and discussion.
. Chat with people from Corus in the 'social zone' on the first fl oor of their stand.
. Take a step into the future
. Pipeline & Drainage Systems will launch its Hydrokerb bridge deck drainage system at Civils.
Made from 100% recycled plastic products, it will be on the firm's stand for you to see, and you can take away a sample.
. Ridge Tool Europe will launch Ridgid Seektech SR20, a buried services locator and mapping tool.
. Celsa Steel is launching a highductility reinforcement bar.
. Cetco Europe is launching Bentomat CE, a geosynthetic clay liner with a layer of plastic membrane laminated onto one side, typically used for lining ponds, lagoons and reed beds.
. Cogne Stainless Reinforcement will show its recently launched end-threaded rebar.
. HL Plastics will be unveiling three new plastic piles.
. Rugged Solutions provides ruggedised, reliable and practical computing and communication solutions that are designed and built for use in the world's harshest environments.
Features include touch-screen technologies, high-density data storage and wireless connectivity.
of civil engineering to network, debate and innovate at the ICE's futuristic stand. A warm welcome awaits.
. Go for a drink with the Concrete Centre, 2.45pm, Tuesday 22 November.
. Join NCE staff for a modest noggin at our stand on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 4pm.
There are lots of prizes to win at Civils.
. NCE is giving away a weekend for two in Paris.
To win you need to match the photographs on page 27 to the stand at Civils.
Just fill in the stand number next to the image and drop it in to us at Civils.
. Win a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) at the Ordnance Survey stand. One visitor will win a Dell Axim X50v and mapping data (worth about £4,000). The draw will take place at 2pm on Thursday.
. Win a balloon flight for two from Parsons Brinckerhoff.
. Win a case of wine and your own gold medal by taking part in the Corus Challenge. On the stand will be three games requiring a steady hand and a sharp mind. Complete one game successfully and win a gold medal, complete all three and get entered into a prize draw for a case of wine.
. For radioactive land remediation advice meet Robert Murley at RWE Nukem's stand . Meet STATS ground engineering director Shon Williams for advice on site investigations . Test equipment manufacturer . Win a magnum of champagne every day simply by dropping a business card in at J Murphy & Sons.
. Matchtech recruitment consultants will be giving away a bottle of champagne on Thursday - just drop in your business card for a chance to win.
. Meet the Howden UK team on stand H25 to find out how they can create a bespoke PI policy for you - and there's a chance to win a tailored suit.
. AON Professional Risks has £300 worth of Eurostar vouchers up for grabs, just go along to its stand for your chance to win.
. Visit the UGS Specialist Construction Products stand for your chance to win a luxury weekend away for two.
. Take along plenty of business cards - there are also prize draws at Emerson, Galliford Try, Instarmac, Chemtest and Ground Engineering.
. Win an Ipod with Met Surveys.
Answer simple questions from the newsletter on its stand and be entered into a prize draw.
CNS Farnell's managing director Neil Gibson will be on the company's stand to answer questions about his firm's range of products.
. Crossrail external affairs director Bernard Gambrill and many other members of the Crossrail project team will be at the show . Highways Agency procurement director Steve Rowsell will present Wednesday's Breakfast Briefing . Specialist engineering headhunter Mark Bolton will be on the CNA stand.
. Insurer Howden's business development manager Matthew Reed will welcome a visit . Call on Brian Magee, the Concrete Centre's expert on wind turbines, and his colleague Nick Gorst, who knows all about remediation and soil stabilisation . Waste Resources & Action Programme (WRAP) head of aggregates Mike Watson will man the WRAP stand along with other members of the aggregate, glass, plastics and procurement teams. WRAP chief executive Jennie Price will be on the stand on Wednesday.
. Geophysical survey experts Mark Whittingham and Mickey Fairs will be on hand on the Met Surveys stand.
. Underwater services operations manager Phil Hammond will be on European Land Solutions stand - along with his ROV (see page 50).
. Gifford's Gordon Clarke will be available all week.
. Meet director of design at Bianchi Morley - Stephen Morley.
11.30pm on Thursday at Buro Happold and NCE stands.
. Atkins structural guru John Roberts will be on the Atkins stand all week.
. Talk to Bureau Veritas civil engineering technical director Ian Walton about the East Peckham flood relief scheme in Kent . Environment Agency head of waste regulation Liz Parkes will outline future strategy for meeting the requirements of the Landfill Directive - 'How we can work together to meet the challenge-' . Network Rail major projects and investments director Simon Kirby will outline future business strategy objectives for stepping up efficiency.
.Amec director Matt Crompton will offer the client perspective for successful regeneration projects.
. Faber Maunsell rail director Malcolm Taylor will outline alternatives to PFI funding for 'affordable' light rail schemes.
. National Brownfield Strategy group director Paul Syms will give the first airing of government's plans for redevelopment.
. Buro Happold group manager Alan Travers will share best practice designs to reduce flood risk and encourage urban drainage in large developments.
. Thames London Gateway Partnership chief executive Eric Sorenson will outline priority projects in London and other parts of the UK for the London Olympics.
. Peter Field will reveal the projects to be fast-tracked ahead of the London Olympics and describe other new projects on the horizon.
. British Urban Regeneration Association director Jan Hellings will distill the successes and pitfalls of brownfield redevelopment (see page 50).
it will come back with interest . What will new corporate manslaughter legislation really mean for the industry and who will it affect- Find out at 14.45 on Wednesday as Sean Elson from Kennedy's Solicitors hosts a technical seminar on Corporate killing - a changing landscape . Getting and defining value in the construction sector is the subject of a new study by Constructing Excellence that will be launched during Civils week.
Find out more at the CE stand on Thursday.
. Find out more about marine investigation and underwater civil work by paying a visit to Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering.
. Maintenance & Restoration Services (MARS) has patented a system for strengthening and repairing masonry arch bridges.
See a demonstration of this and other services on its stand.
. View any location of your choice in Great Britain and take away a free colour print out using OS MasterMap mapping data from the Ordnance Survey.
. Find out about Buro Happold's new business strategy for the infrastructure market, and meet its infrastructure experts: Andrew Comer, Alan Harbinson, Andy Murdoch, and Alan Travers.
. Talk to Traffic Signals UK to find out how to improve your highways maintenance bids by including the latest in traffic signalling technology.
. Get the latest on how Universal Sealants (UK) BridgeCare division is extending its services and products in joint venture with the RW Engineering Group of Austria (RWE) which manufacturers bridge bearings and joints. The first project now under way is to refurbish two six-element mechanical expansion joints on the A1 Blaydon Haughs Viaduct, Gateshead.
. Recruitment firm CNA Executive claims it can find the right person to fill whatever shape hole you have in your engineering team with the aid of intelligence-led head hunting.
. Visit the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's stand to hear about its sustainable communities policies and speak to key policy advisers on local government, planning, regeneration and housing issues.
. For advice on innovative piling solutions visit the newly branded Pennine Vibropiling stand.
. Birse Civils will have its transport and infrastructure specialist partners on its stand on Wednesday to give advice on issues such as planning applications. On Thursday, the firm will have its environmental consultant partners on hand to field 'green' queries.
. Take your drainage problems to ACO technologies where its engineers are hosting a live design surgery. Engineers will work through the firm's range of software tools and product portfolios to assist you in designing drainage solutions.
. Consultants at Matchtech will provide advice and guidance on CVs, job applications and vacancies. By registering in advance at www. matchtech. com you can even apply for jobs at Matchtech's stand, or just bring your CV along and get registered there and then.
. The Environment Agency will offer one to one surgeries with its technical experts - covering hazardous waste, flood risk management, contaminated land and pollution.
. The Civil Engineering Contractors Association will have a selection of directors from its industry sponsors on its stand every day.
. Ask the Concrete Centre why the Highways Agency is recommending a concrete safety barrier and see a 4m model of a concrete wind turbine.
. Meet the very friendly people at TQ Exel - MD Bob Abbott, general manager Sam Abbott and client manager Claire Wood - and get up to date on the latest developments in training for the highways and civil engineering industry.
. Find out everything you need to know about retaining wall systems from UGS Specialist Construction Products.
. Ever thought of using jointless, steel-fibre, reinforced concrete floor slabs- Twintec thinks you should. Find out why from the experts on its stand.
. . . this is interactivity at its best.
. See a model of London's 'Shard of Glass skyscraper' at WSP's stand.
. Vote for your favourite photograph from the shortlisted entries of the Engineering Image 2005 competition at NCE's stand.
. Learn more about expansion joints with Maurer UK. Play with scaled down models of joints to really get a feel for how they work.
. Watch laser scanners in action on the Measurement Devices stand. An artificial void Attending Civils 2005 can help you meet your ICE core objectives. Here's how:
P2: Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of civil engineering procedures.
Over 200 companies will be at Olympia and each will be demonstrating the latest innovations, techniques and thinking in the industry. If it is new and innovative you will hear about it first at Civils 2005.
P5: Develop constructive working relationships with colleagues, superiors and others. Over 5,000 will be created on the stand to demonstrate how to use the equipment.
. Charcon will exhibit its range of concrete solutions including a demonstration of its SUDS product, using a Perspex mockup.
. Attend engineering disaster relief charity RedR's seminar where civil engineers back from disaster struck parts of the world tell you how you can help.
. Get a head massage upstairs in the social zone on the Corus stand.
. Have a coffee and see who is around in the Civils Networking Zone.
. Meet the editorial team at the NCE stand and enjoy a drink with us at 4pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. And sign our petition to keep the large scale fire testing facility at Cardington open.
professionals from across the entire civil engineering industry are expected to attend Civils 2005 - so this is a perfect opportunity to meet. Details at www. civils. com/apptbook E1: Identify civil engineering problems and define possible solutions. The biggest consultants, contractors and clients will be at Civils 2005.
Talk to them - they will be more than happy to explain their role in some of the most complex and challenging projects taking place.
E2: Conduct appropriate research and analyses to evaluate possible solutions to problems. There are 34 free technical seminars plus six specially prepared conference sessions making up the Civil Engineering Forum alongside Civils 2005. Each session will use case studies to give you an exclusive insight into the latest . Be part of the heckling masses in NCE's communications competition with the ICE, where engineers reenact a public consultation. 5pm, Wednesday.
. The Brunel Bridge competition will be launched on the NCE stand. Engineers and students are invited to produce designs for a new crossing at the Avon Gorge, Clifton, to rival the great man himself. 12.30pm, Tuesday.
. Find out about the Emerging Engineering Design Awards at 11.30am on Thursday on the Buro Happold and NCE stands . Six graduates will find out at Wednesday lunchtime if they will be crowned NCE Graduate of the Ye a r .
problem-solving in the industry.
E5: Establish and manage systems to ensure transfer of information to practical effect. The IT Showcase section of Civils 2005 will demonstrate all the latest and future technology available. Do not just read the brochures - press the keys and drive the mouse to check it out for yourself.
E7: Manage and apply safe systems of work.
Safety underpins everything in construction and the key firms driving change will be ready to talk at Civils 2005.
M1: Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of how projects are financed and how funds are obtained . Do not miss the Clever Clogs live final on Thursday at 4pm at the ACO Technologies stand.
. Exclusive breakfast briefings will be held every day of Civils bringing together the top 100 consultancies face to face with senior government offi cials.
In line with the three Civils themes, a senior government minister involved with regeneration will be central to the breakfast briefing on 22 November, while Highways Agency procurement director Steve Rowsell will head up the breakfast briefing on 23 November when transport and infrastructure will be the main topic.
Environment and waste will be the main theme of 24 November, with Environment Agency chief executive Barbara Young homing in on key issues facing the industry.
and managed. Key clients such as the Highways Agency, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water will be on hand to talk about future procurement and financing.
M2: Manage the application and know the limitations of established best practice as defined by Standards and Codes. Talk to the ODPM and other organisations at Civils or attend one of the free seminars.
M5: In deriving engineering solutions, take proper account of relevant regulations and best practice concerning sustainable development. The whole of Thursday at Civils 2005 is devoted to environmental and sustainability issues.
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. Meet Tony Gee & Partners managing executive director Graham Nicholson on the stand along with principal geotechnical engineer David Beadman.
. WSP UK managing director Mike O'Brien will be available on Tuesday.
. Cetco Europe's UK & Ireland manager David Rogers and European manager Neil Davis will be at the stand.
. Cofra UK managing director Mike Drew will be manning the geosynthetics manufacturer's stand.
. Faber Maunsell director Richard Cooke will be on the stand on Wednesday after presenting a technical seminar on quick bridge construction at 11.45 . Roger Bullivant director John Patch will be manning the stand and speaking at a technical seminar on 'Foundations for the Olympics - Roger Bullivant carries the torch'.
. Golder Associates project manager Martin Peterson will provide solutions to minimise construction waste and offer recycling and re-use opportunities for consultants and contractors.
No pix . Docklands Light Railway director for Transport for London Jonathon Fox will outline DLR strategy for the London Olympics and explore opportunities for contractors and consultants.
. PRIORITY Department for Transport head of traffic management Mike Talbot will look at the implications of the Traffi c Management Act.
. PRIORITY Department for Transport rail projects director Graham Dalton will reveal future rail strategy and government priorities.
. PRIORITY Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs' flood management head of engineering policy Linda Aucott will give an update on the Water Framework Directive.
. PRIORITY Government's Waste & Resources Action Programme aggregates project manager Mike Watson will offer ways of using recycled materials in construction.