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?
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
10.05 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
11.25 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)
15 Long Lane
LACL and BRMF members: Free
All other attendees: £95 + VAT
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