Monitoring construction work in South East England, Maidstone

18 May, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

A look into how monitoring construction has changed.
A look into how monitoring construction has changed.

About this event

The presentation follows the development of Laing O'Rourke's internal Instrumentation and Monitoring Dept, to look at the dramatic changes which have occurred in the way construction work is monitored over the last five years. This will primarily look at ground movement and asset protection monitoring, but will also touch on environmental monitoring such as noise, dust, vibration and water quality.

The talk will draw on experience and lessons learnt on projects such as London Gateway Port, Crossrail and leading onto Thames Tideway and beyond to HS2, to provide practical guidance on how monitoring should be undertaken, including some classic blunders. Changes in measurement technology will be looked at, as well as looking forward to future developments in areas such as Fibre Optics, Laser Scanning and Satellite Imagery.

Peter Hewitt is the Geo-environmental Engineering Leader at Laing O'Rourke. He is responsible for the Land Surveying, Monitoring, Geotechnical and Contaminated Land Team for Laing O'Rourke. An Engineering Geologist by training, he has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry and has worked for Laing O'Rourke for the last 7 years and set up the Monitoring Team 5 years ago.

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