The following eight pages offer a flavour of which companies are attending the exhibition part of the event and what they will be showing to visitors. All details correct at time of going to press.
3D Laser Mapping www. riegl. co. uk 3D Laser Mapping is a technology based organisation, working with and developing terrestrial and airborne hardware and software. It is a Riegl premier distributor, recommending and providing laser scanning systems for a variety of applications through sales, hire, service and consultancy.
The focus of this year's exhibition will be a newly developed StreetMapper system, a completely mobile laser scanning system that provides rapid data capture.
Application areas include highways, rail and city modelling. In highway applications, the mobile nature of the system means that survey data can be collected without the need for traffi c management as the survey vehicle can travel up to 60mph while collecting it.
Stand H26 40 Seven www.40seven. com Practical demonstrations on the latest non-destructive testing equipment will be the focus of 40 Seven's stand with visitors able to 'have a go' using the ground penetrating radar and electromagnetic equipment. The company will demonstrate its specialist range of services including full site utility mapping, geo-referenced CCTV trial scans, site mark-outs, topographical and CCTV inspection surveys, GIS, and utility asset management on-line.
Specialist expertise can help solve a multitude of problems for civil engineering contractors and consultants, says the company.
Time and money can be saved, while reliable and accurate results can be achieved without ever having to dig a hole.
Pete Bevils, managing director says: 'Utility surveying is not a commodity, produced and delivered in an identical format by any supplier. While the final drawings may look similar, the reliability and accuracy of every survey depends upon the technical expertise of the surveyors and operatives carrying out the work.'
Key staff from the business, the largest UK specialist of underground utility location and mapping services, will demonstrate techniques they adopt, taking much of the guesswork out of what lies beneath the ground.
They will show the full range of services that are being provided to assist infrastructure contractors and asset managers to plan more effectively; reducing both fees and risk and avoiding unexpected and costly surprises.
Stand H17 ABC Anchors www. abcanchors. co. uk ABC imports and manufactures Chance anchors and helical piers under licence from Chance USA.
The fi rm has also worked with Hubbell Power Systems, the current Chance distributor, to design and manufacture torque head equipment for anchor installation, including an electric portable unit designed to install anchors up to 4000Nm - ideal for underpinning work.
Stand A10 ABM Design and Build Civil Engineering Division www. abmdesignandbuild. co. uk ABM carries out both design and execution of largescale civil engineering works in the UK and Ireland for a variety of clients including rail authorities, semi-state bodies, civil engineering contractors, property development companies, government departments and local authorities.
Stand F26 Aperio www. aperio. co. uk Aperio focuses on engineering geophysics and non-destructive investigation, with advanced test and inspection methods to reveal what lies below the surface of concrete, masonry or the ground. The methods allow information to be collected without damaging the structure they are responsible for. Formed in 1997, with a team of 40, the company claims one of the world's biggest and best equipped team of geophysicists working in civil engineering.
Capabilities cover a wide range of techniques including ground penetrating radar, thermography ultrasonics, acoustics conductivity, and magnetics.
The company has significant experience in providing condition and construction information to transport infrastructure managers.
Highways clients are served via a unique Reveal Construction Database which gives access to construction data for a substantial proportion of the UK road network online at www. revealdatabase. com.
Rail clients benefit from Aperio's advanced trackbed and structural investigation capability. Airport clients are also important with users around the world using the services to check construction and condition of their pavements.
Accreditations and approvals include Investors in People, ISO 9001 and Achilles Link Up.
Stand A1 Aspin Foundations www. aspinfoundations. co. uk Aspin Foundations is a piling and foundations contractor specialising in diffi cult or restricted access and low headroom piling for the rail, civils and telecommunication markets. It offers a range of foundation solutions including bored, driven and spun piles with a range of diameters from 75mm to 900mm.
At Civils 2006, it will be showing its unique Steel Pin Foundation which allows structures to be erected immediately upon completion of the foundation installation.
Stand B6 Bauer Inner City www. bauerinnercity. co. uk Bauer will be showcasing an unusual demountable flood defence system as an alternative to other traditional defence designs. The system is a rapidly deployed defence made from aluminium and stainless steel and has been used successfully around the world.
The company will also show its newly kite marked K-System, which is a fully mobile demountable fl ood defence concept that does not require any pre-engineering on site.
The K-System is ideal for a range of locations and requires minimum time and manpower to set up.
Stand G14 BRE www. bre. co. uk BRE has more than 80 years' experience of investigating problems with buildings and structures and getting the right diagnosis for an effective solution. A multi-disciplinary team of materials scientists, engineers and geologists undertake both large and small investigations in all types of buildings and civil engineering works.
At Civils 2006, BRE will be promoting its investigation services and the latest publications on investigation techniques, such as Concrete in Aggressive Ground, which gives new guidance for investigation and use of concrete in ground that contains aggressive chemical substances. Copies of this and other publications will be available to view at the stand.
Stand E32 Buro Happold www. burohappold. com Buro Happold's Infrastructure and Environment groups offer a completely integrated multi-disciplinary service for an entire project life cycle, from masterplanning and design through to site development and implementation. Disciplines covered range from planning and urban design to transport, infrastructure development and water as well as bridges and civil engineering structures.
The consultant assists both public and private sector clients to identify their vision for a development and then unlock its potential through the application of strategic planning and specialist engineering skills. Buro Happold Environment provides co-ordinated advice on how to incorporate sustainability into the infrastructure design, in areas such as transport planning, utility supply and waste management.
Stand L6 Bureau Veritas www. bureauveritas. co. uk Bureau Veritas is a professional services company providing information on safety, health, environment, quality and social accountability. It offers consultancy advice, inspection and laboratory services for physical assets and management assurance, audit and certification services.
The group has an international network of offi ces and laboratories which covers 150 countries. At Civils 2006 it will show a range of technical services and solutions in the fi ds of certification.
Construction services cover the lifecycle of a development - planning, construction, commissioning and maintenance - and include planning advice, environmental and safety assessments, sustainability, geotechnical engineering and site investigation, environmental and fl od risk management. The company also has facilities for construction materials conformity testing, structural investigation and in-service inspection and testing.
Stand L22 Carter Ecological www. carterecological. co. uk Carter is an ecology survey and assessment consultancy based in Banbury and carries out environmental studies for a broad range of habitats and species with follow through ecological advice for a variety of needs.
A large part of the consultancy's work relates to development, planning and conservation and has been carried out for largescale development, transport and utility projects. The fi rm frequently works closely with geotechnical engineers to plan ground investigation and site works. Recent projects include a treatment plant for the remediation of contaminated groundwater requiring the installation of a number of boreholes and a connecting pipeline.
Stand K64 Cementation Foundations Skanska www. skanska. co. uk Cementation Foundations Skanska, one of the UK's major piling and ground engineering companies, is building its exhibition presence around the three daily conference themes to show the wide range of foundation techniques it can tackle.
On regeneration day it will concentrate on the RuFUS Project - the reuse of foundations. On infrastructure and rail day the rail team will be on hand to talk about the company's continuing commitment to London tube company LUL and to Network Rail. Energy and environment day will mean a concentration on the environmentally friendly approach to geothermal engineering. General discussion will be possible on all three days as well.
Stand A20 Cetco Europe www. cetco. com Cetco Europe will be talking about and showing its geosynthetic clay liners for civil engineering including a new high strength version, Bentomat CL, for severe conditions enhanced by a layer of geomembrane laminated to one side. Like the other liners it is based on the sealant properties of natural sodium bentonite. All the liners are needlepunched to give improved shear strength on slopes and increased robustness.
Applications include brownfield encapsulation, landfill engineering, mine tailings lagoons, flood defence works, canal lining, groundwater protection, surface water drainage (including SUDS schemes), ponds, lakes, industrial lagoons, reed beds and secondary containment in tank farms. The fi rm's team will be available to discuss all applications.
Stand H28 CIRIA www. ciria. org Construction industry technical adviser CIRIA, which describes itself as a performance improvement broker, will launch a range of new research projects and services at Civils 2006, adding to a well known and respected portfolio of independent, objective and authoritative industry guidance.
The CIRIA stand will allow visitors to browse a variety of new publications aimed at improving the quality, effi ciency, cost effectiveness and safety of the modern built environment.
These will include:
l Masonry Arch Bridges, which provides guidance on the management, condition appraisal, maintenance and repair of masonry arch bridges and includes case studies demonstrating good practice;
l Eurocode 7: Implications for UK practice, which highlights the important features of the new Eurocode system and seeks to show how they may affect national practices;
l A preview CD-ROM of the forthcoming Rock Manual.
The organisation's stand will reflect each of the themed days on regeneration, transport and environment.
There will be a range of new projects concerning good practice in the nuclear industry and training and products relating to flooding and contaminated land as well as a new network, SHINE, launched to focus on sustainable buildings in the health sector.
Stand K66 Cofra UK www. cofra. com Cofra UK makes and installs vertical band drains and plastic sheet piles and other ground improvement devices. The fi m offers a range of services including site preparation, vertical drains, degassing of contaminated land. slope stabilisation, site de-watering, earth retaining structures, king post walls, plastic sheet pile walls, piling, and mini-piling.
Stand C20 Con-Form www. con-form. co. uk Con-form's core expertise covers topics as diverse as its patent applied for foundation solutions, bulk fill modifi on, stabilisation and solidifi cation, remediation and rolling dynamic compaction and it can provide a complete enabling works package to the client or work to a pre-determined design brief. The company also holds an Environment Agency mobile waste management treatment licence to treat contaminated materials.
The innovative E-Found alternative foundation solution will be on show at specialist ground contractor Con-Form's stand.
Stand K44 CPM Group www. cpm-group. com CPM Group is launching Off-site Solutions at the event. This is a range of products that includes Redi-Rock, a big concrete lego block for retaining walls.
The group says Redi-Rock walls can achieve height without geogrid and uses less working space than traditional methods. Each block weighs 1t and are dry laid by interlocking together. Walls can therefore be built in a fraction of the time and cost of other methods, claims CPM. It says the system offers quality sustainable solutions for many applications.
Stand A6 C Scope International C Scope has for many years been a leading manufacturer of metal detectors in Europe. Recently it has moved into the pipe and cable locator market and now markets the C Scope cable avoidance range of tools. These can quickly and simply pinpoint the position of buried services. At the stand the company will provide straightforward advice to all locating queries and there is also an opportunity to collect one of one of the company's CDRom locating tutorials, which will provide answers to many questions.
Stand D4 Cube Surveys www. cubesurveys. co. uk Cube Surveys is a subsurface utility detection and mapping expert, working throughout the UK. It provides clients with up to date 'as built' records of all buried services and utilities.
The latest technology used for surveys includes electromagnetic and ground penetrating radar, as recommended in HSG47 (safe digging practice). The firm's fully trained engineers working with these tools can precisely locate, trace and then map all buried services, including plastics and fibre optics.
Obtaining this information when project planning gives many benefits it usually saves money on the overall project as it allows planning and design around otherwise expensive diversions and prepares for any unwanted, expensive and unexpected surprises when excavation starts.
The surveys also help fulfil health and safety obligations.
Stand J30 De Neef UK www. deneef. eu De Neef is part of the De Neef Conchem group which has manufactured and supplied an extensive range of materials for use in the preventative and remedial waterproofing construction markets worldwide for more than 30 years. De Neef continues to be at the forefront in developing high quality materials for use in tunnelling, the civil and structural waterproofing markets.
The company supplies materials and provides technical assistance for a range of applications with an extensive product portfolio including one and two component polyurethane, acrylic, epoxy and Organo mineral resins together with a range of hydrophilic strips, swellable mastics, liquid applied membranes and concrete repair materials. It also manufactures hand, electric and compressed air operated pumps and accessories.
Stand G4 Dywidag Systems International www. dywidag-systems. com/uk A specialist manufacturer and supplier of ground anchors and other products, Dywidag will be showing a new driven ductile iron pile at its stand and will discuss experiences from its fi rst use on a schools project at St Sampsons in Guernsey.
Staff will be available to discuss the company's full range which includes soil nails, hollow bars, rock bolts, mining bolts, mini-piles, ductile iron piles and fully developed threadbar and strand systems. Specialist solutions can also be offered for ground enginering.
The company's projects include the Porth Relief Road, Trent Valley 4 Tracking Project, Broadmead Shopping Centre, Aberthaw Power Station and Devonport Dockyard.