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Ground Related Risk to Transportation Infrastructure

26 - 27 October 2017
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Geological Society Events, Engineering Group
The Geological Society, Burlington House
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This conference focused on best practice for managing geotechnical infrastructure and is supported by the UK Geotechnical Asset Owners Forum.

The conference provided an opportunity to showcase innovative, industry leading approaches to holistic and tactical risk management across geotechnical infrastructure.

Conference programme

Sessions included:
  • Strategic Geotechnical Asset Management
  • Current and future infrastructure resilience and monitoring
  • Ground related hazards

  • Operational response to hazards and events

Keynote speakers included:

  • Richard Garland, BAM Ritchies
  • Jean Hutchinson, Queen's University, Canada
  • Kenichi Soga, University of California, Berkeley
  • Tim Spink, Mott MacDonald


  • Simon Abbott (Network Rail)
  • Chris Power (Mott MacDonald)
  • Fiona Todd (Coal Authority)
  • Ken Gavin (University of Delft)
  • Claire Brint (Network Rail)
  • Tom Berry (Arup)
  • Jonathan Chambers (BGS)
  • Verity Smith (Atkins)

Material available to download

The following information is available to download in a PDF format:

  • Conference programme
  • Conference abstract book
  • Approved speaker presentations