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Soft soils are prevalent across the world and there is a large expanse of them existing in the South West of England and South Wales. In this region they are often associated with the Severn Estuary and the surrounding low lying ground levels.
This low lying land has been utilised for agricultural, industrial, commercial and residential developments for centuries (even millennia) and this brings some demanding engineering problems. Dr Mark O'Neill discusses these problems in the context of the recently completed rail link into the Sita Energy Recycling Centre (SERC) located in the Avonmouth industrial area north of Bristol.
About the speaker; With more than 15 years of geotechnical consultancy practice in projects located across the world, Dr Mark O'Neill is an experienced geotechnician. He is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the ICE, Fellow of the Geological Society, RoGEP Advisor, and member of the British Geotechnical Society.
Beyond day to day consultancy and engineering Mark peer reviews for Journals and sits on one of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering committees (Micro & Macro Mechanics of Soils). Mark is the Technical Director at Earth Science Partnership providing technical and business leadership.