Promoting good practice in the brownfield sector
Since May 2020, we have held regular webinars to promote good practice in everything from site investigation to report writing for land contamination assessment and management. Recorded webinars can be viewed on our YouTube channel and slides from previous webinars are provided below.
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WEBINAR 21 : SUDS: TURNING A HEADACHE INTO AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SI SECTOR, 4 FEBRUARY 2021
Russell Bowman, Soil and Structures Ltd
The importance of getting SuDS to work cannot be overstated given both the economic and social impacts flooding events place on the UK. As SI practitioners, we're likely familiar with the request to establish what the infiltration potential of a site is. This feeds into a question the drainage engineer needs to answer: is 'drainage to ground' viable and if so, by how much? On day-to-day development work, the requirement for testing infiltration potential often comes at a point in time when we, in the SI sector, are completing desk studies. Mobilising infiltration testing to site is often costly and carries both real and commercial risk. For clients too, there is obvious reluctance to spend money at this early stage of a project. Is there not a better way of doing things? This presentation by Russell argues, yes, and a way that presents an opportunity for the SI sector to better demonstrate value and maybe, just maybe, justify the fees that should rightly be spent in the ground.
WEBINAR 22 : INVASIVE VEGETATION – A ROADMAP TO SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT, 11 MARCH 2021
Mark Prout, Ebsford Environmental
The presence of Japanese knotweed on a development site need not cost the earth or delay a project. With the correct outlook, management and processes in place a system can be designed and undertaken to eradicate this pernicious species. Various options are available and the presentation explores the decisions behind undertaking the most effective process for your site, considering all aspects of the development.
WEBINAR 23 : GROUND GAS INVESTIGATION AND RISK ASSESSMENT: BEYOND GSVS, 22 APRIL 2021
Alex Staton, Independent Consultant
Risk from ground gas is a material and potentially costly consideration for many building developments. The recent Gorebridge incident is a case in point. However whilst a great deal of useful guidance is available, the industry's approach tends to be somewhat variable. The purpose of the presentation is, first of all, to get back to basics and a solid understanding the CSM; and then to use the available tools, both in site investigation and risk assessment, to develop bespoke approaches to risk management that are technically robust and sustainable
WEBINAR 24 : TB18 – USING MULTIPLE ‘LINES OF EVIDENCE’ TO MOVE GAS RISK ASSESSMENT BEYOND GSV, 20 MAY 2021
Matt Askin, Ground Gas Solutions
In 2019, Simon Talbot and Geoff Card published a CL:AIRE Technical Bulletin based on over 10 years’ worth of continuous ground gas monitoring demonstrating the additional insight provided into ground gas sources and behaviours. Matt will summarise how these approaches can be used as part of a ‘lines of evidence’ approach to inform actual ground gas risk to both current and proposed developments.
WEBINAR 25: GROUND GAS RISK ASSESSMENT - A NEW BEGINNING, 27 MAY 2021
Steve Wilson, Environmental Protection Group
In 2019 Geoff Card, James Lucas and Steve Wilson published a paper on ground gas risk assessment in Ground Engineering. The industry needs to move away from a preoccupation with gas concentrations and really move towards a risk based approach based on likely flows from the ground.
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