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  • Duration: 3 days
  • Fees:
    - £900 before 3 May 2015
    - £1000 after 3 May 2015
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Andrew Bond, Director of Geocentrix, is a chartered civil engineer with extensive experience in the field of geotechnical engineering design, analysis, and research. He has particular expertise in the behaviour of piled foundations and retaining structures, the design and development of computer software, and all aspects of Eurocode 7 and British Standards for construction.

Tim Chapman leads Arup’s Infrastructure Design Group in London and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has experience in planning large infrastructure schemes and mitigating geotechnical risks on projects throughout the world. He is currently acting as designer and advisor to HS2, amongst many other projects. He was one of the lead editors of the ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering and has  authored two CIRIA reports on retaining wall design and foundation reuse.

Richard Ghail is a Lecturer in Engineering Geology at Imperial College, specialising in tectonic geomorphology. A large part of his research is the understanding the reasons for unexpected ground conditions in London using a combination of site investigation, 4D modelling and satellite radar data to predict and measure geological ground displacements.

Richard Jardine is a Professor of Geomechanics and a Consul for Engineering at Imperial College. He has managed large international joint industry research projects on shallow foundations, offshore piling and advanced soil characterisation. He has written research papers and industry guidelines on new design methods for driven piles and taken part in their implementation in a wide range of applications. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Dinesh Patel is a Director in Arup Geotechnics. He has experience in the geotechnical design of major infrastructure projects in the Far East and the UK. He has published widely on the design of basements and foundations and has worked on many landmark projects such as Heron Tower, Leadenhall, Ropemaker, Lime Street and the Pinnacle in London, as well as advising on design of tall towers in St Petersburg and Kuala Lumpur.

David Potts is a GCG Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Imperial College. He leads research, development and application of computational methods of analysis in geotechnical engineering practice and is the author of the bespoke finite element software ICFEP. He has authored and co-authored research papers, books and industry guidelines on the use of numerical analysis in geotechnical design. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Jamie Standing is a Senior Lecturer in Geotechnics at Imperial College. He is a chartered civil engineer with extensive experience in field monitoring of tunnelling-induced ground movements and their impact on existing buildings and services. He has led large research teams and industry collaborators on major national infrastructure projects, such as Jubilee Line Extension, Channel Tunnel Rail Link and Crossrail.

David Taborda is a Lecturer in Geotechnics at Imperial College. He leads research on ground-source energy systems, developing both advanced laboratory testing equipment for characterising temperature effects on soil behaviour and numerical models for the analysis of coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical problems. Principal applications range from open-loop systems and borehole heat exchangers to thermo-active geotechnical structures, such as pile foundations.

Lidija Zdravkovic is a Professor of Computational Geomechanics and Head of the Geotechnics Section at Imperial College. She has worked extensively on the development and application of numerical methods in geotechnical design, with applications in foundation engineering ranging from shallow and deep building foundations and their re-use, to offshore suction anchors and spudcans. She currently leads a team from Imperial College in a joint industry project on offshore monopile foundations for wind turbines.