Holding up the bank! Truro

19 October, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

Venue address:

New County Hall
Treyvew Road
Truro
TR1 3AY
United Kingdom
Learn how Crestmoor were able to fix three landslips simultaneously without closing any roads!
Learn how Crestmoor were able to fix three landslips simultaneously without closing any roads!

About this event

Many people heard about the Somerset flooding in 2014 and the engineering challenges it provided. However, the inclement weather and sodden ground had other consequences too. Not least was a serious problem with landslips.

The A396 on Exmoor is one of the South West’s most picturesque roads. During the floods, the road was threatened by two separate slips on steep-sided sections north of Wheddon Cross.

This was difficult but beautiful terrain, featuring tight spaces, conflicting road works, historical legacies, massive and undesirable road closure diversions and worried communities. All of these factors required thinking outside of the box. Two sites became three midway through the job too!

Hear how Somerset County Council and its designer/contractor, Crestmoor, collaborated on innovative, community-focussed schemes to fix three sites simultaneously in spring 2015, without any road closures at all.

Speaker

David Peake CEng MICE is Somerset CC’s Highways Manager for West Somerset and Taunton Deane (& Chair of ICE Taunton Club), whilst Peter Radford CEng FICE is Crestmoor Design and Construction’s Technical Director.

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