Event archive

Event Organiser: PIANC

PIANC UK Young Professionals Evening Seminar, online

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 18 October 2021
  • 18:00 - 19:30
PIANC UK Young Professionals Evening Seminar, online

Watch this event

This video is visible only for ICE Member

Young    Professionals    from    leading    UK    maritime    consultants,    contractors    and owner/operators will be presenting on projects they have influenced and providing an insight into the contribution they are making to our industry, as well as some specific challenges they have overcome.  



Nathan Smith

Beckett Rankine    

Barking Riverside Pier constitutes an exciting progression in river-based transportation in London. Having been involved with the project since its inception, Beckett Rankine worked with Anthony Carlile Architects, amongst others, to develop the RIBA Stage 4 concept design for the pier. At 63m long, the canting brow will be one of the longest on the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers' networks, and the pier itself will help to reactivate the existing Barking Jetty. Expected to open to the public in 2022, Barking Riverside will continue to expand the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ service eastwards past the Thames Barrier. The circa £7m contract to deliver the new pier has now been awarded to McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd, with Beckett Rankine undertaking the NEC4 roles of project manager and supervisor.

Thomas Mackinnon

Mott MacDonald    

Floating Solar Energy Plants: Anchoring & Mooring System Design
The presentation will introduce floating solar panel plants and outline the civil engineering aspects, specifically the anchoring and mooring design. The presentation will include the basic structure and requirements of a floating solar plant, the types of anchor solutions, principle loadings, key design challenges, and novel solutions. As the industry is an emerging market with unique structural behaviour, each topic will include my lessons learnt and industry next steps. 

Matt Gorvett

Tony Gee    

The use of mobile phones for LiDAR scanning during site inspections
LiDAR scanning is becoming increasingly readily available, and with recent advances in mobile phone capabilities it is no longer restricted to expensive specialist equipment. Over the last year Tony Gee has been utilising LiDAR enabled mobile phones to improve the quality of its output from site inspections at river wall and flood defence embankment locations. By subsequently processing the data generated, more detailed observations and measurements can be extracted from a single site visit. At Tony Gee, we have realised the benefits of LiDAR early in a project’s lifecycle as a reasonable cost providing better value to projects and clients. In this presentation I would discuss the applications of this innovative technology and its limitations that have been overcome with reference to Environment Agency project examples.

Greg Murray


  Thames Tideway Tunnel, West Contract, Putney Foreshore Structure
1.    Overview of the foreshore structure requirements, including re-use of the temporary works in the permanent case 
2.    Approach to durability, vessel impact and other marine aspects
3.    Timber and granite-clad pre-cast façade panel aspects”

Event venue

United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Elira Alushi

e: [email protected]