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CIRIA Rock Netting Systems

17 July 2019
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Event type:
Evening Meeting
Organised by:
Engineering Group, Geological Society of London
School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds
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An evening meeting organised by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society (EGGS)

Presentation description

Rock netting systems are used extensively throughout the UK to control rock falls. Such netting systems range from legacy systems to those designed with more rigorous modern standards. The CIRIA C775 guide on Rock netting systems – design, installation and whole-life management is structured to help designers decide on the type of system that would be appropriate and what the considerations are for design, and what should be considered during the lifetime of the asset.

The authors will outline the approaches described in the Guide and highlight the key considerations to be considered by designers and asset managers when deploying rock netting systems.n evening meeting by the Engineering Group of the Geology Society (EGGS) and the British Geotechnical Association (BGA).

Speaker biographies

Adrian Koe Eur Ing CEng MIMMM ACSM

Adrian Koe is the rock engineering technical authority for Atkins. Adrian has focussed much of his career on rock engineering projects and has over 20 years of experience in his field. He has worked in several industry sectors including rail, mining, highways and energy. Adrian’s experience includes being lead designer on the rock slopes associated with Hinkley Point C.

Bill Murphy PhD, CGeol, FGS

Bill Murphy is a senior lecturer in engineering geology at the University of Leeds. His field of expertise is landslides and slope instability, especially ground failure caused by earthquakes. Bill has worked on landslide related projects in Europe, Central and South America and New Zealand. He has c. 60 publications in the field of Engineering Geology. Bill has acted as a consultant to Halcrow, Scott Wilson and Kier-Bam on issues pertaining to landslides and rock mechanics.

Richard Nicholson BSc, MSc, FGS

Richard Nicholson is a director of CAN Geotechnical Ltd and has extensive experience of design and installation of rock netting systems and slope stabilisation works. He is responsible for early contractor involvement as well as in-house design for typically new build and infrastructure projects in the UK and Overseas.