Tuesday 16 March Scotland
Loading the land with ice - glaciation and its geotechnical consequences Professor of geosciences at Edinburgh University Geoffrey Boulton will be discussing how glacial processes have influenced the geotechnical properties of sediments and rocks.
Civil engineering department, Glasgow University. 6.30pm Contact Gavin Bowyer (020) 7665 2233.
Tuesday 16 March South West
The Thames Estuary yesterday, today and tomorrow ICE vice president Jean Venables will present the role of the Thames Barrier and flood risk management at this year's Dugald Clerk lecture.
Development in the Thames flood plain since the construction of the barrier poses new questions for future flood risk management.
Venables will discuss the options for the future.
Arup, 63 St Thomas Street, Bristol. 5.30pm. Contact Mark Steel on (01454) 617617.
Wednesday 17 March
Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Network Rail project manager John Haynes will be discussing the infrastructure and operational constraints around Filton Junction.
Possession planning, funding and contract strategy adopted on the project are discussed.
Halcrow, Burderop Park, Swindon.
6.30pm. Contact Gavin Bowyer on (020) 7665 2233
Wednesday 17 March London
Delivering health and safety for the 21st century The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is revising the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. The ICE believes civil engineers have a major contribution to make and is preparing a submission to the HSE prior to publication of the consultation document in August.
This seminar will aim to set the scene for the review as a prelude to seeking the profession's views.
On the agenda: Do planning supervisors play a useful role, and do they perform it well? Does the concept of integrated project teams really work in practice? And do forms of contract pay enough attention to health and safety?
ICE London £49.95 (including VAT) 9am to 5pm. Contact peter. fry@ice. org. uk Or (020) 7665 2104
Thursday 18 March London
Land-sea margins: wave overtopping and protection Research into coastal processes has gained momentum over the last 15 years as shoreline developments have become more popular. This seminar will focus on new ways of analysing wave loadings, overtopping and coastal flooding. Ambitious projects placed directly in marine environments, such as the Turner Centre gallery in Margate, developments in coastal protection on mainland Europe, and recent Italian and Maltese research will also be discussed.
Oceanology International, ExCel, London. 9am start, all-day event.
£75 (members £85 (non members) + VAT. Contact Alice Staite (020) 7665 2313
Friday 19 March Scotland
Hydraulic aspects of renewable energy Faced with dwindling fossil fuel resources and pressure to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the market for renewable energy has grown. Wind energy is being harnessed around the world, but tidal and wave energy still remain at development stage. This seminar reviews the current status of hydraulic forms of energy and discusses the latest developments and products available.
Scottish Engineering Centre, St Enoch Square, Glasgow. 10am start, all day event. £100 (£50 students/retired). Contact Dr Martin Mansell (0141) 848 3271
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