Programme

3 October | Olympia Conference Centre

Exploring the challenge of conservatism in geotechnical design and how it’s being addressed

Pre-conference seminar, 2 October 2019, Hilton Kensington, London

Over the 2nd and 3rd there are excellent opportunities to learn from challenging projects, explore technical advancements and discuss what this means for future schemes. Find out what is being covered and who is speaking this year.

12:30 Registration and coffee
13:30 Chair’s opening remarks
Duncan Nicholson, director, Arup
13:35 Assessing the industries position on geotechnical design and how it remains balanced between cost savings and risk control
Yueyang Zhao, technical director, Wentworth House Partnership
14:05 Northern Line Extension - designing and building Battersea Crossover box and Nine Elms Station box using the observational method (OM).
Senior representative, Mott MacDonald and FLO (Ferrovial Laing O’Rourke)
14:35 Group discussion: how can geotechnical engineers better manage risk in design and construction?
14:55 Networking coffee break
15:25 Utilising data to inform geotechnical and temporary works design
15:55 Back analysing I&M data to determine the optimum level of support
16:25 Group discussion: what is being done to adapt geotechnical design and incorporate greater flexibility?
17:00 Close of seminar
08:30 Registration and refreshments
08:55 Chair’s opening remarks
Stuart Hardy, associate director, Arup
09:00 Creating a collaborative environment for an efficient design to delivery of underground spaces
Chris Williamson, founding partner, Weston Williamson and Partners
09:20 Question and answer session
09:40 Examining how clients want to work with the supply chain to deliver future underground schemes
Tim Newman, project geotechnical engineer, Thames Tideway Tunnel
10:00 Question and answer session
10:10 Analysing the support of excavation for Station 1C3, Riyadh Metro
Dino Sarac, engineering manager/chief geotechnical engineer, Bechtel
10:30 Question and answer session
10:40 Networking refreshments break
Breakouts – Attendees have a choice between Stream A or B
  Stream A: Temporary works, in association with Groundforce
Chair: Stuart Hardy, associate director, geotechnical engineer, Arup
  Stream B: Challenging projects
Chair: Claire Smith, editor, Ground Engineering
11:10 Innovative use of temporary structures to secure third party assets
Stuart Vaughan, director, Wentworth House Partnership
11:10 Heathrow T2 – extending the kilo box and building a new basement
11:30 Designing the station box for the Luton DART
Richard Scantlebury, senior engineer, Hewson Consulting
11:30 55-93 Knightsbridge – designing a ‘flow portal’
Helen Bojarski, temporary works engineer, Sir Robert McAlpine
11:50 Discussion: Getting temporary works right and futuregazing at future advancements
Stuart Vaughan, director, Wentworth House Partnership
Andy Simms, major projects manager, Groundforce
Richard Scantlebury, senior engineer, Hewson Consulting
11:50 White Lion House – utilising finite element analysis
Senior representative, Pell Frischmann
    12:10 Question and answer session
12:30 Networking Lunch
  Stream A: Putting data into action
Chair: Stuart Hardy, associate director, geotechnical engineer, Arup
  Stream B: Challenging projects
Chair: Claire Smith, editor, Ground Engineering
13:30 The role of the data scientist in geotechnics
Rory McCully, associate, Arup
13:30 Sirius minerals – design and construction challenges
Graham Clarke, operations director, Sirius Minerals
13:50 Empowering the observational method with monitoring data
Alison Wiles, associate, WSP
13:50 21 Moorfields - pushing the boundaries of design
Tim Hartlib, director of geotechnical engineering, Robert Bird
14:10 Maximising the knowledge and insight from geotechnical data
Martin Geach, principal digital engineering leader, Atkins
14:10 ELI Beamlines; laser research centre – creating a secure high spec basement
Ian Bogle, managing director, Bogle Architects
14:30 Question and answer session 14:30 Question and answer session
15:00 Networking refreshments break
15:30 Exploring how contracts are structured and what the risks are
Alastair Dewar, head of ground engineering, Sir Robert McAlpine
16:00 Question and answer session
16:10 Sharing lessons and insight from the Tideway Tunnel excavations
Tim Newman, project geotechnical engineer, Thames Tideway Tunnel
16:45 Chair’s closing remarks
17:00 Close of conference and drinks reception

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