Innovative non intrusive SI - now and the future

This event will give you an insight into the latest developments and emerging approaches on 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 years, has there been much real ‘innovation’ in non intrusive methods? If we don’t advise clients about or promote existing innovative techniques, how can we encourage more new approaches in the future? 

Why attend

This event will:

  • Give insight into the more conventional 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 the future ‘trends’ in geo-environmental and geotechnical site investigation are
  • Provide you with the opportunities to meet and network with specialists and clients alike


09.30   Registration and refreshments

10:00   Introduction

10.20   Innovative geophysical techniques when GPR will not suffice  
            Simon Hughes, Terradat

10.40  The Quantum Sensors for Site Investigation  
           Nicole Metje, Birmingham University and George Tuckwell, RSK

11.00   Non-Intrusive risk management in ground investigation
            Oliver Chrisp, AECOM

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

12.00   Lunch

13.00   Application of drones in site investigation

  • The benefits of hyper-spectral sensor technology in assessing contaminated land 
    as a non-intrusive innovative SI method Dr Adrian Punt, TexoDrone
  • Subsurface modelling – Avoiding unnecessary ground investigation and improving 
    interpretation confidence Raife Crooks, T & P Regeneration

14.00   Questions and discussion

14.30   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 (

Tuesday 18th June 2019
10:00 - 15:00 (Registration from 09:30)


CIRIA Offices
Griffin Court
15 Long Lane
London EC1A 9PN


 £95+VAT for ALL attendees

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18/06/2019 - 18/06/2019
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15 Long lane

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