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Ground risk and rotary piling, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

  • Lecture
  • Kirkby-in-Ashfield
  • 13 February 2018
  • 18:30 - 19:30
Ground risk and rotary piling, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

About this event

All projects have certain common issues relating to fitness-for-purpose, design and buildability. Alongside these issues are inherent uncertainties – all uncertainties return generally to the issue of cost. One area collectively represents the greatest single uncertainty to the success and viability of the project; the area concerned with below-ground conditions - be that the physical condition and/or the chemical condition. The best solutions must address and resolve uncertainty holistically. This presentation offers a holistic view of ground risk and many of the challenges that come with it including what that means in real terms.

Many projects with high applied loads or poor ground conditions lead the engineer to select large diameter rotary bored piling as the chosen foundation solution. This presentation will explore the methodology of rotary bored piling and many of the challenges associated with the work.



Peter has worked piling industry for the last 35 years, for companies including Cementation Piling & Foundations / Skanska, FK Lowry/Lagan Group, Piling Contactors (Australia) / Keller Group. Started on his career as a Piling Operative working on all piling disciplines including: Precast Driven, Mini Piling, CFA, Larger Diameter Rotary Bored Piling, and Diaphragm Walling. then progressed to a Contracts Engineer, then onto Business Development & Estimating.

Over his career with the above Peter has worked in various countries including the Europe, Middle East, and Australia and worked in various environments such as Railways, Airports, Marine Work, and Mining.

Peter have worked on some prestigious projects including the Canary Wharf and the Docklands Light Railway, CTRL (Channel Tunnel), Heathrow Terminal 4, and Crossrail.


Tim is a Geologist with thirty years' experience involved in Ground Engineering. Graduating from Sunderland Polytechnic and starting work in 1987 Tim has worked for Site Investigation Contractors, but the majority of his work has been in Consultancy – from small specialist firms to managing teams of geotechnical and geo-environmental professionals in international firms such as Mott MacDonald and Capita Symonds.

Tim has worked in all sectors – Housing, education, highways, rail, nuclear, commercial, power renewables, water, waste and industrial. Tim has been responsible for the Project Management and technical direction of geotechnical designs and environmental site investigations, site appraisal and auditing, hazard and risk assessment, the remediation of contaminated land, EMS, shallow and deep foundation solutions, site drainage philosophies, SuDS, preliminary FRA, waste management, groundwater assessment and control and the treatment of shallow mine workings throughout the UK.

Tim is passionate about the ground, understanding it and communicating risk.

Event venue

Van Elle Training Centre
Van Elle
Kirkby-in-Ashfield NG17 8GJ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Fiona Turner

e: ice.eastmidlands@ice.org.uk