Key benefits, highlights and objectives:

  • Select the most appropriate monitoring scheme for your project
  • Review the technical systems and assess new technologies that are emerging
  • Optimising lifecycle planning and preventative maintenance of assets
  • Mitigate risk and deliver value for money through effective surveying and monitoring
  • Proactively and efficient manage large geotechnical data sets




Breakfast Briefing
Mitigate risk and deliver value for money through effective surveying and monitoring
Rob Talby, director, Mott MacDonald and Claire Howarth, instrumentation & groundwater engineering lead, Mott MacDonald

08.15 Registration & refreshments
Opening remarks from the chair
Rachel Monteith, director, Buro Happold
09.25 Keynote: Trends and developments in instrumentation, monitoring and data in geotechnics
Jonathan Gammon
, formerly technical director, tunnelling & geotechnics, CH2M (retired August 2017)

A mine of information: The use of instrumentation and monitoring to support the construction of diaphragm walls (D walls) and shafts
Steve Hickey, project engineer, Sirius Minerals

Innovative I&M deployment in the basement development at Claridge’s
Dinesh Patel, director, Arup
10.55 Morning break for refreshments and networking

Lessons learnt from instrumentation and monitoring on the Northern Line Extension
Gary Evans,
operations director, Geotechnical Observations
Ignacio Menoyo,
I&M Engineer, Ferrovial Laing O’Rourke (FLO) JV

11.55 Tideway East: Update on the monitoring challenges and an instrumentation review 
Stephen Diver,
deputy instrumentation and monitoring manager, Tideway East and
Aidan Laimbeer, director, Senceive
12.15 Tideway Central: Analysing and interpreting the latest tunnelling data
Peter Hewitt,
geoenvironmental engineering leader, Laing O’Rourke
12.35 Lunch

Sensor & Satellite Asset Alert and Management System (SSAAMS): Minimising risk and extending asset lifetimes

Andy Plumb, head of specialist monitoring & senior technology and innovation manager, Amey

David Chapman, professor of geotechnical & underground engineering, University of Birmingham

Simon Ross, geospatial solutions architect, Rezatec

Peter Graham, monitoring manager, Senceive


Heathrow Kilo Substructure: Future Terminal 2 safeguarding
Craig Williamson, senior project manager, Heathrow Airport and
Antonio Izcara Autillo, senior project manager, Ferrovial Agroman

14.50 Update on the development of international standards for geotechnical monitoring (ISO 18674)
Andrew Ridley,
member, ISO TC182 working group
15.20 Afternoon break for refreshments & networking

Lightning Talks: 3 short tech-based talk showcasing the latest innovations
1. AI in underground construction
Brian Sheil,
royal academy of engineering research fellow, University of Oxford

2. Asset inspection using Amey VTOL UAV
Andy Plumb, head of specialist monitoring and senior technology and innovation manager, Amey

3. Using cloud computing to improve instrumentation value
Angus Maxwell, director, Maxwell GeoSystems Ltd.

16.25 A9 dualling: From outcrop to outreach - LiDAR in engineering geology
Jessica T Smith
, senior engineering geologist and
Andrew Preddy, engineering geologist, Atkins Mouchel JV 
16.55 Panel: Geotechnical data sharing - How can we promote an industry-wide initiative?
Peter Hewitt,
geoenvironmental engineering leader, Laing O’Rourke
Pam Rigby, principal geotechnical engineer, United Utilities
Rob Talby, director, Mott MacDonald
Nicky de Battista, research associate, Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, University of Cambridge
17.25 Closing remarks from the chair
17.35 Drinks reception

Evening roundtable (sponsored by Geotechnical Observations)
Does instrumentation and monitoring require an Association to oversee training and standards?
(by invitation only)

head of specialist monitoring & senior technology and innovation


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