Innovative non intrusive SI - now and the future

This event will provide insight into the latest developments and emerging approaches of non 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.

Non intrusive site investigation has been applied in many construction sites for different reasons e.g. land contamination and other issues. e.g. archaeological surveys  While our understanding of risk assessment has improved over the year, has there been much real ‘innovation’ in non intrusive methods? If we don’t educate clients on and promote existing innovative techniques, how can we encourage more new approaches in the future? 

Why attend

This event will:

  • Give insights into the more unconventional methods e.g. geophysics, drone and other innovative non-intrusive site investigation including their cost and benefits
  • Understand how these approaches could be applied in real projects and provide examples of their successful use
  • Explore what are the future ‘trends’ in geo-environmental and geotechnical site investigation
  • Provide your business with opportunities to meet and network with specialists and clients


09.30    Registration and refreshments

10:00    Introduction

10.20   The use of non-invasive techniques, a client’s point of view –
            Speaker to be confirmed

10.40   Innovative geophysical techniques when GPR will not suffice -
            Simon Hughes  Terradat

11.00  The Quantum Sensors for Site Investigation - 
           George Tuckwell, RSK and Nicole Metje, University of Birmingham

11.20  Questions and discussion on “Non-Intrusive SI methods can have real benefits

12.00  Lunch

13.00  Non-Intrusive risk management in ground investigation -
          Oliver Crisp, AECOM

13.20  Application of drones in site investigation

  • The benefits of hyperspectral sensor technology in assessing contaminated land's a non-intrusive innovative SI method
  • Subsurface modelling – Avoiding unnecessary ground investigation and improving interpretation confidence.

14.20  Questions and discussion

15.00 Close

Who should attend

  • Clients and developers
  • Site investigation specialists
  • Consultants
  • Contractors (including specialist contractors)
  • Academics
  • Regulators(including LA)

Sponsorship package is available. If interested, please contact Joanne Kwan 

Wednesday 6th November 2019
10:00 - 15:00

One St Peter's Square,
Manchester, M2 3DE,
United Kingdom


LACL and BRMF members: Free
All other attendees: £95 + VAT

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06/11/2019 - 06/11/2019
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