Theatre Hall 8
Wednesday 27th September
Thursday 28th September
11.00 - 11.30
Paul Bulkeley & Damian Westlake
The Valentine’s Day storm of 2014 saw the destruction of 119 beach huts at Milford on Sea, Hampshire. The replacement huts, which will be able to withstand 1:200 year storm wave conditions, provide a durable, strong, accessible and visually attractive facility for the hut owners and the general public, significantly enhancing the seafront. This seminar will present the key challenges faced and the benefits of creating habitable infrastructure.
11.45 - 12.15
A large number of marine engineering projects will be supported by commercial diving services. Stakeholders have a legal obligation under the HSE Diving at Work Regulations to ensure that sub-surface operations are properly planned and carried out using recognised safe systems of work. As well as using the appropriate working procedures, diving equipment should be properly maintained and competent personnel should be employed to undertake the works. This seminar aims to provide guidance on the aforementioned.
12.30 - 13.00
In the current market, the need for more efficient methods of obtaining data is paramount. There are now many commercially available techniques for surveying and analysing data. Existing and likely future uses of these technologies in the context of marine and coastal projects will be explored. The myriad of potential benefits, such as improving safety and data quality, monitoring existing structures and ultimately reducing operational expenditure, will be critically reviewed.
13.15 - 13.45
A presentation on client challenges and how effective site investigation can de-risk the preconstruction phase of a project through integrated geophysical and geotechnical solutions. A robust ground model can result in substantial savings in time, cost and construction. The speaker will highlight how innovations such as the versatile WaveWalker1 jack-up platform benefit clients working in challenging nearshore environments
14.00 - 14.30
An overview of completed projects utilising flexible mesh facings including the use of Stainless steel components.
14.45 - 15.15
The MIP and in-situ fuel fluorescence methods are increasingly popular for semi-quantitative mapping of VOC and hydrocarbon contamination. This seminar will explore the benefits and considerations involved in applying these methods for successful contaminant characterisation.
15.30 - 16.00
Using mechanically stabilised earth principles alongside geotextile technology, combining unique geotextiles & patented interlocking plates allows for strong and easy-to-install geomodular block-structures. Installed on 7,500+ projects world-wide, FlexMSE® is formed into near-vertical flood-walls, retaining structures and erosion-resistant riverbanks & coast-lines. The patented interlocking plates are laid between the rows of filled bags adding to the strength/stability of the structure. Once vegetated, FlexMSE® structures blend naturally into their environment. www.gravitasint.com/products/flexmse