Wednesday 27th September
Thursday 28th September
11.15 - 11.45
Seminar highlights the benefits of using synthetic fibres as an alternative to traditional steel mesh reinforcement in marine & coastal civil engineering projects.
12.00 - 12.30
Mr. Pietrucha would like to present a case study on the development of new solutions in flood-prevention. He will present two such solutions: the patented SuperLock composite sheet piling – combining the parameters of steel piling with all the advantages of PVC. The second solution is also developed by our engineers and it refers to how we could provide specialized solutions to tackle the hydrological problems in forest ecosystems (preventing drafts and floods).
12.45 - 13.15
A pilot was executed in the Netherlands to investigate the possibilities to install a geotextile vertically into the soil to prevent piping. The presentation will provide information on the system, the boundary conditions, execution method and gives insight into the first quality control measurements taken after installation.
13.30 - 14.00
Jetties and quayside structures sit in aggressive environments where moisture levels and chloride levels are extremely high. Owners of such structures are continually faced with finding the best ways to protect their valuable yet vulnerable assets. This seminar outlines the causes of deterioration associated with reinforced concrete marine structures and explains some of the innovative and cost-effective methods of protecting those structures using galvanic anode based technology.
14.15 - 14.45
The presentation will look at common causes of corrosion for reinforced concrete structures and steel piling often used in port and harbour structures. These include chloride initiated corrosion of reinforcement in concrete and Accelerated Low Water Corrosion on steel piling. The presentation will look at methods to prevent corrosion including different types of cathodic protection systems. These solutions will be illustrated by case studies from around the UK.
15.00 - 15.30
Explaining the importance of the client and the proper selection of competent diving contractors to mitigate the risksExplaining the importance of the client and the proper selection of competent diving contractors to mitigate the risks.