head of geotechnical engineering
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The ground investigation undertaken for the HS2 Programme has been designed to respond to the particular engineering needs of the programme which include high-performance earthworks for high-speed rail applications, conventional earthworks for highway and other infrastructure associated with the project, and foundations for many bridges and viaducts.
For about 60km of the route between Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire and Southam in Warwickshire the prevailing geologies are the Jurassic Mudstones which are interesting and challenging engineering materials that have not been studied historically to the same extent as, for example, the London Basin geologies or the Triassic Mudstones further North.
This presentation will describe the geology and engineering properties of these materials in the context of the design requirements for HS2. It will go on to present emerging findings from the GI and associated research at the University of Bath into these materials which will be of interest to the wider engineering community.
ICE invites you to our online Knowledge Café. This event is designed for our regional and International members, as well as those who were unable to attend our first Knowledge Café event in London.
PHEW trip on the Union Canal from Linlithgow to The Falkirk Wheel, to mark the bicentenary of the opening of the Canal. The day trip will include several of the significant engineering structures on the canal.