Geotechnical baseline reports - a guide to good practice
Join us for the launch of CIRIA’s new, highly anticipated publication, Geotechnical baseline reports - a guide to good practice (C807).
Geotechnical baseline reports (GBRs) provide a mechanism for developing equitable contracting arrangements between clients and contractor when dealing with the uncertainty in ground conditions encountered during the delivery of capital projects.
CIRIA, alongside international experts from Mott MacDonald and Geotechnical Consulting Group, has developed a guide to producing GBRs (C807). Order your copy now before the pre-release offer expires on 27 January 2023.
The event will outline the context and need for GBRs and why and how CIRIA has worked to develop this guidance. The author team will outline they principal features of the guide, drawing upon their extensive international experience. Case studies to illustrate how and why GBRs are useful will be provided.
For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Richards.
Who should attend
- Gain an overview of rationale, context and process of developing a GBR for dealing with ground uncertainty within contract arrangements.
- Learn from acknowledged and experienced international experts in this field and hear their views on how to deal with ground uncertainty in project delivery.
- Discover what you should consider in your projects and systematise a method for developing a GBR which meets the needs of all parties in an equitable and proportionate way.
- Participate in live Q&A with the author team.
- Earn valuable CPD.
Geotechnical specialists, procurement and contract managers, clients commissioning capital work with below ground component, project managers, site engineers.
Thursday 2 February 2023
14:00 – 15:45
14:00 Welcome and introduction
Dr Andy Moores, Research Director, CIRIA
14:10 Geotechnical baseline reporting - the context and need for this guide
Tom Berry, Chair, Project Steering Group and Head of Rock Engineering
14:20 The background to GBRs from an international perspective: why and
how they were first developed, the concept of equitable contracts,
and the benefits of using a GBR
Randy Essex, Principal - Tunnel Consultant, RJ Essex LLC and
former Executive Vice President, Director of Tunnelling, Mott MacDonald
14:35 GBRs in the UK context: the role of different parties in GBR preparation,
the role of the GBR in the contract, and timing of the GBR in relation to
project development and procurement stages
Antony Drake, Technical Principal, Mott MacDonald
14:50 Case study: guidance on drafting GBRs with particular focus on the
importance of ground models in deciding what to baseline and how,
the measurability of baselines, the importance of concise and error free
drafting, and comments on GBR format and structure
John Davis, Senior Partner, Geotechnical Consulting Group
15:10 Application of GBRs to different types of ground engineering and ensuring
successful use of GBRs during construction
Imran Farooq, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
15:20 Interactive discussion and Q&A
15:40 Closing remarks
CIRIA members Free to attend
Non-members £75.00 + VAT
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