Hazardous ground gases - are we doing any better?

This event looks to discuss how construction professionals are managing hazardous ground gases


Hazardous ground gases can cause serious problems for construction developments of both new and existing buildings.

The UK government aims to build more than 300,000 new homes by the mid 2020’s. Many will be on brownfield sites. As for existing houses, with an average life of more than 100 years for residential developments in this country, many may not have gas protective measures in place. If they have with increasing rainfall and severe weather events becoming more frequent, it can affect the effectiveness of existing gas mitigation.

Over 50 guidance documents have been published and numerous training course are available. There is also NVQ Level 4 Verification of Ground Gas Protection Systems.

However are we actually doing any better?

Why attend

This event will let you:

  • Explore current issues with management of ground gas risk from risk assessment to verification
  • Any gaps with current guidance and training and any other ways that we can improve practice further
  • Discuss issues how as an industry could do better
  • Share good practice and experience
10.00   Introduction
10.05   Hazardous ground gases – how to do this right legally
            Robert Biddlecombe, Squire Patton Boggs 
10.25   Risk assessment for ground gases   in the UK from a recent survey
            Joanne Kwan, CIRIA
10.45   The new Card and Wilson paper on ground gases
            Steve Wilson, EPG
11.05   Questions
11.25   Retrofitting protection for existing development
            Hugh Mallett, BuroHappold
11.45   Practical issues with ground gas protection
           Neil Salvidge (TBC)
12.05   Verification and the BVC
            Paul Colbeck, Chairman of BVC
12.25   Questions and discussion
13.00   Lunch and close
Friday 8th November 2019
10:00 - 15:00 (Registration from 09:30)

CIRIA Offices
Griffin Court
15 Long Lane

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

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08/11/2019 - 08/11/2019
Grinffin Court
15 Long lane

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