Bombs away - UXO: what is the risk and do we understand it?

Join us for this pre-recorded webinar addressing the challenges of disposing of air delivered ordnance, the majority of which is discovered on construction projects.

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More than 75 years have passed since World War Two ended, yet each year we continue to discover unexploded bombs, the majority of which are unearthed on construction projects.

Recent high profile incidents such as the closure of the A38M Aston Expressway in Birmingham (May 2017), the closure of London City airport (February 2018) and the unpreventable structural damage to properties in Exeter (March 2021) have continued to highlight the considerable risk presented by unexploded ordnance (UXO). In total 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment RLC disposed of more than 452 pieces of air delivered ordnance up to 1 June 2017.

In recent years CIRIA has produced good practice guidance documents to set and define the process for the management of risks associated with UXO, this includes Unexploded ordnance (UXO) A guide for the construction industry (C681), and Assessment and management of unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk in the marine environment (C754). 

Despite the availability of these guidance documents, construction professionals need to know how and when to factor the hazards of UXO into their projects. This webinar will provide an overview of CIRIA’s work on UXO, and feature a presentation from Skanska on the continuing risks presented by UXO, asking the question – do we fully understand it.

Why attend
Discuss progress in UXO risk assessment and management in land projects since the
publication of CIRIA report C681 Unexploded ordnance (UXO) A guide for the
construction industry in 2009
Outline CIRIA’s new project on UXO and the construction cycle
Showcase good practice
Earn valuable CPD

Tuesday 4 May 2021
11:00 - 12:00

CIRIA members Free
Non-members £35 + VAT

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