The AGS are pleased to announce that their Annual Conference 2022 will be taking place on Wednesday 6th July 2022 at Warwickshire Event Centre in Leamington Spa.
The conference will be held on the first day of Geotechnica and is free to attend for all AGS members and non-members.
This full day networking event will see guest speakers present on a variety of hot topics, and short presentations from each of the AGS Working Group Leaders.
Please click here to register your attendance for the conference.
CL:AIRE Good Practice for Risk Assessment for Coal Mine Gas Emissions
Steve Wilson, Technical Director, The Environmental Protection Group Limited
Steve will discuss the recent CL:AIRE guidance on mine gas risk assessment including a comparison of the approach to investigation and assessment of mine gas into buildings at a site in Gorebridge in Scotland with that adopted more recently at a site in Northumberland
The full event programme will be confirmed in due course.
AGS Chair and Regional Director at Coffey Geotechnics Limited, A Tetra Tech Company
Sally has 30 years’ experience in the ground engineering industry and has responsibility for the delivery and management of geotechnical risk on a wide range of projects.
She has worked in the site investigation field for specialist contractors and for design consultancies on many major transport and energy infrastructure schemes, on earthworks design schemes and asset management in the road, rail and energy sectors.
Sally has more recently concentrated on business development and technical management of geotechnical operations within Coffey in the UK and is a past AGS Business Practice Working Group Leader.
Vice President for Innovation, The University of Sheffield
Dave Petley joined the University of Sheffield in the role of Vice-President for Research and Innovation in November 2016 having previously been Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of East Anglia. Dave is a geographer and earth scientist with a strong interest in the development and support of research and innovation at the national, regional and institutional levels. Since January 2020 he has been the Vice-President for Innovation.
Reader in Geological Engineering, University of Portsmouth (School of the Environment, Geography and Geoscience)
Nick is an Engineering Geologist who currently teaches Geomechanics at the University of Portsmouth to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.
Prior to being an academic, Nick worked for 22 years on major Civil Engineering and Building Engineering projects in both the UK and Asia.
He is the current Chair of the University Geoscience UK committee and is leading the development of a Degree Apprenticeship in Geoscience.
Technical Director at The Environmental Protection Group Limited
Steve has spent the past 30 years trying to reduce over conservatism in ground gas risk assessment. He has contributed to most of the recent UK guidance. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment (SoBRA) Accredited risk assessor and a UK Registered Ground Engineering Adviser. Steve is one of the authors of the CL:AIRE Good Practice for Risk Assessment for Coal Mine Gas Emissions.