Temporary works seminar

Victoria Park Plaza | 2 - 3 October 2018

Temporary works seminar

Venue for Day 1 is: 110 Rochester Row London SW1P 1JP


Registration and refreshments


Opening remarks and scene setting from the facilitator


Temporary works and underground construction – surveying current and future developments and innovations

Drawing together insight and learnings from across the industry to establish how we can use technology and innovative design to improve future temporary works.

Rob Millard, director, Swanton Consulting


Benefits of preloading temporary props to support deep excavations

Steven Lloyd, development manager, Groundforce Shorco

Benoit Latapie, technical manager, Atkins



Bryn Cowlyd cofferdam – creating a temporary cofferdam through effective usage of modelling

Pinpointing how a leaner temporary works solution enabled the delivery of a complex cofferdam and analysing the impact of the external cast in-situ reinforced concrete waler.

Matt Parker, ‎senior temporary works engineer, Skanska


Networking refreshment break


Case study

Design Museum – preserving the existing Grade II listed structure during basement construction

Exploring the challenge in keeping the existing 1950s museum structure and revealing how the roof loads were transferred from the temporary to the permanent structures during excavation.


Case study

22 Bishopsgate – utilising temporary works to enable parallel foundations and core construction

Creating a piled raft foundation and temporary structures to enable both halves of the site to see construction and ensure the core could launch from level B2.

Richard Thiemann, director, Byrne Looby


Group discussion

How can we deliver complex temporary works in ever more congested sites and with the preservation of existing structures becoming more common?


Closing remarks from chair and end of seminar

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