The Geotechnica 2015 conference and exhibition provides a unique opportunity for the geotechnical industry, its clients and the supply chain, to discuss how best to meet the challenges of the UK construction’s growing order book.
The dramatic rise in UK infrastructure and building projects following the recession has created skills shortages across the construction industry. For the geotechnical sector, this upturn in work presents significant challenges. High Speed 2, for example, is set to swallow almost 40% of the sector’s capacity when ground investigations start later this year.
The urgent need to tackle the issues of capacity and skills, while maintaining quality and safety standards, will be the focus of Geotechnica 2015, being held at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Royal Leamington Spa on 8 and 9 July.
The conference and exhibition will bring clients, consultants, contractors, suppliers and manufacturers together to discuss how best to meet the challenges ahead.
Speakers include Jonathan Gammon, High Speed 2’s Head of Ground Investigations, and Mike Brown from Network Rail, who will outline work plans, plus their needs and expectations for these projects. There will also be a session on health and safety, with discussions on changes brought about by the new CDM 2015 Regulations, asbestos in soil and the new British Drilling Association audit.
One way the geotechnical sector can meet growing demand is by improving efficiency through innovation, a theme running through the two days. Conference sessions on advances in digital data capture and remote monitoring will be complemented by product launches and live demonstrations in the exhibition area.
Geotechnica 2015 will be held on 8th and 9th July at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Royal Leamington Spa. To register for your free place and for more information, visit www.geotechnica.co.uk; follow us on Twitter @equipegroup and visit the Equipe Group LinkedIn page and the Geotechnica LinkedIn group.