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Innovative intrusive site investigation - now and the future

This event will give you an insight of latest development and emerging approaches on intrusive site investigation. It will also provide an opportunity for you to meet potential suppliers and clients in this area.


An effective site investigation can help minimise the risk of encountering “unforeseen” ground conditions and improve the viability of the entire redevelopment project.

Intrusive site investigation has been applied in many construction sites for different reasons e.g. land contamination and other issues.  While our understanding of risk assessment has improved over the years, has there been much real ‘innovation’ in intrusive methods?   If not how can we encourage more new approaches in the future? 

Why attend?

This event will:

  • Give an insight of the latest developments in intrusive site investigation including their cost and benefits
  • Understand how these approaches could be applied in real projects
  • Explore what are the future ‘trends’ of geo-environmental and geotechnical site investigation
  • Provide you with opportunities to meet and network with specialists and clients


10.00     Registration and refreshments

10:30     Introduction

10.50     Innovation In Site Investigation: An Infrastructure Client's Perspective  
              Joe Milton, Network Rail

11.20     Site investigation and drilling  - anything new?  John Rodgman, Borehole Solutions

11.50     Site Investigation for tunnelling projects and near tunnels,
              a few pitfalls and pointers for the future – Bob Allen, London Bridge Association  

12.20     Advances in LNAPL assessment for cost effective and successful remediation - 
              David Holmes,  Ecologia Environmental Solutions Limited

12.50     Questions and discussion

13.20      Lunch

14.20      Innovation for the geo-environmental industry  - how to make this happen?

This session will include four presentations, followed by facilitated discussion about the recent innovation on different aspects intrusive site investigation for acquisition of data (including sampling and analysis and other testing methods),  interpretation and management of information etc. It will also explore under the current economic and legal climate, how things like new standards,  and what the industry needs to do to make innovation possible.

Neil Parry - Geotechnical Engineering Limited and Chair of AGS

Adam Latimer - Ian Farmer Associates

Mike Plimmer-  GEA

Chris Swainston- Soils Limited

15.20       Questions and discussion

15.50       Close

Who should attend?

Clients and developers, SI specialists, Consultants, Contractors (including specialist contractors), Laboratories, Academics, Regulators  (including LA)

13th November 2018
10:30 - 15:50


Griffin Court
15 Long Lane
London, EC1A 9PN, UK

If you are experiencing issues registering for this event online please contact us on 020 7549 3300  or email [email protected]. 

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