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Geotechnics Seminars

JGP has carried out a series of seminars on behalf of of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) .
On the 22nd of June 2016, JGP presented the first of the seminars at the Medieval Hall, Salisbury. Director Dr John Grimes and Associate Director Matthew Owen presented the afternoon sessions on Geotechnics in Southern England, which included the following topics:
  • An introduction to Local Geology, Ground Conditions and Slope Stability
  • An Introduction to Geotechnical Implications for Buildings / Foundations; Site Drainage & Flood Risk; Contaminated Land & Radon

On the 25th of September 2016 JGP held the second of a series of training days on Geotechnics in the Southwest.  This day-long event was funded by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and Plymouth City Council (PCC) and was held at our offices in Ivybridge, Devon.  The training day was aimed at personnel involved in development schemes in the southwest and was attended by a variety of organisations, including the local authority, developers and architects. Senior staff from JGP presented the following topics:

·         Introduction to local geology and ground conditions

·         Geotechnical implications for buildings/foundations

·         Slope stability and coastal considerations

·         Site drainage and flood risk

·        Implications of contaminated land and radon

The day ended with a question and answer session.

The third was held in Ivybridge during November 2017.  This seminar was also funded by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and Plymouth City Council (PCC).