GROUNDWATER CONTROL FOR RETAINING STRUCTURES
SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP
Thursday 12 April 2018 @ 09:00 – 16:30
OGI Groundwater Specialists, DURHAM, UK
£95 + VAT Per Person
Who Should Attend
This seminar and workshop is aimed at industry professionals who work within the construction industry. It provides essential CPD for:
· Geotechnical Engineers
· Engineering Geologists
· Temporary Works Engineers
· Engineering Consultants
· Project Managers
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
Learn how to control groundwater inside and outside earth retaining structures to ensure a safe & stable working environment. Discover the theory behind the mechanism of groundwater control, together with gaining an understanding of the practical techniques used in industry.
A series of case studies will be used to illustrate effective Groundwater Control and Pore-water Pressure Relief techniques, within and surrounding earth retaining structures, including: jacked and underpinned shafts, concrete secant and contiguous pile walls, diaphragm walls, steel sheet piled and combi walls, king post walls, earth embankments, soil nailed walls and reinforced anchor walls.
In addition, OGI will present the groundwater control system constructed for the widening of the Seaforth Passage, a project for which OGI was awarded “Highly Commended” in the 2016 British Construction Industry Awards. This seminar will provide a unique insight into the challenges encountered during the design and implementation of the groundwater control system.
· Learn from experienced professionals in industry
· Increase your understanding of groundwater control theory
· Learn how groundwater control systems are designed using real case studies
The day includes refreshments, a Q&A session to consolidate your knowledge, and a chance to network with colleagues from across the industry.
09:00 Arrival and Registration
09:30 PART A – Groundwater Control of Shallow Unconfined Aquifers
PART B – Groundwater Control of Deep Aquifers and Pressure Relief of Confined Aquifers
PART C – Impermeable Barrier Groundwater Cutoff Methods
PART D – Seaforth Passage Widening Project
14:30 Close and Networking
Dr Stephen Thomas
Eur Ing Dr Stephen Thomas is a chartered British and European Civil Engineer, and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is a registered Ground Engineering Adviser (RoGEP), with a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering and MSc from the University of Wales, a Doctorate from Oxford University and MBA from Durham University. Stephen is also an Honorary Fellow at the Durham University Department of Earth Sciences. Stephen is Managing Director of OGI Groundwater Specialists which he founded 1989. This year celebrates 28 years of continued business solving groundwater problems in soft ground throughout the UK and overseas.
Dr Graham Richardson
Graham has been with OGI Groundwater Specialists Ltd, for the past 16 years where he has been heavily involved in the ground energy and groundwater engineering industries. Since joining OGI in 2002, Graham has been involved in the assessment and project management of ground energy and groundwater control projects, and the design and installation of ground energy and groundwater control systems for major construction and civil engineering projects across the UK.
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