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Difficult access engineering, webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 29 September 2021
  • 17:15 - 18:00
Difficult access engineering, webinar

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What are the challenges of working with structures and infrastructure in extreme locations?

And why is difficult access engineering so important?

This webinar will discuss typical client access problems and the different disciplines of diving, rope and confined space access. The session will explain the importance and benefits to having professional engineers carrying out inspections and the skills they need for this expert work.

XEIAD, a civil engineering consultancy, will present the session and give an overview of the different technologies and equipment used to obtain detailed data on the condition of a structure. The webinar will highlight the limitations of the different technologies and the need for a holistic approach.

The webinar is hosted by the ICE South West Plymouth City Club.


Sarah Jayne McGlade

XIEAD Business Development Manager

Sarah Jayne McGlade

Sarah Jayne McGlade is a BEng marine technology 2010 graduate from University of Plymouth. She is a commercial diver, rope access technician and confined space trained.  She has over 10 years' experience in difficult access engineering. Her work in inspection engineering has taken her to USA, France, Hong Kong and Ireland, typically inspecting bridges, sea and river walls, dams, viaducts, jetties, sluice gates, weirs and culverts. She  specialises in overall project management.

She has project managed the refurbishment of Clifton Suspension Bridge in 2017 and worked in the construction of the Tsuen Mun Subsea Tunnel,  Hong Kong between 2015-16 supporting saturation divers with the maintenance of the tunnel boring machine. She has knowledge of the Network Rail, Highway England, EA inspection standards and is a CITB SMST Site Manager and PRIMAVERA P6 Advanced Planner.

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United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lidia Pearce

e: [email protected]