Effective Site Investigation and Data Management Conference 2017


Brownfield Briefing is pleased to bring you the 2017 Effective Site Investigation and Data Management Conference. A brand new 2-day event for contaminated land professionals and developers offering a practical approach to effective hands-on site investigation and improving the quality, management and communication of site investigation data.

Responding to a clearly identified need and based on detailed research this new event has been designed to assist site investigation professionals and their clients in sourcing, manipulating and sharing the ever-increasing volumes of data required when evaluating previously used land. Communication of information between disciplines has never been more important and the conference will seek to shed light on the best working practices whilst also providing an opportunity to examine concerns around data security and liability.

Day One will focus on effective site investigation looking at current industry drivers to improve the quality and reporting of SI data as well as advances in measurement techniques. The day will include all-important updates on recent and forthcoming standards and issues around site safety and practical case studies looking at challenging environments.

Key topics will include:

  • The new NQMS scheme for land contamination management – how will it work in practice?
  • Technical advances in site investigation techniques such as remote telemetry
  • Effective collaboration and communication to enhance efficiency and outcomes

On Day Two delegates will hear about advanced techniques for collecting and combining site data as well as developments in the use of GIS in data management and adding value. Speakers will address the availability of geotechnical datasets and also standards, recommendations and common formats which facilitate effective data exchange. However, in an environment where there is more data available than ever before it is also essential to understand the requirements of clients and regulators in order to avoid unnecessary and costly accumulation of information. The conference will therefore examine the use of geostatistical techniques to improve site investigation and modelling and also offer a laboratory perspective.

Further topics include:

  • Acceptability of on-site data
  • Case studies describing the combination of diverse data-gathering technologies and also effective working across companies and supply chains

The key theme throughout the conference is the effective exploitation of modern investigation techniques, data sources and software to enable effective collaboration and to produce high quality information. Providers of software, data, technology and services will also benefit from this detailed view of the needs of practitioners, clients and regulators. Delegates attending both days of the conference will gain the most complete picture of this complex topic, however it is also possible to attend just Day One or Two.


Date: 24th-25th May 2017

Location: De Vere Colmore Gate, 5th & 7th Floor Colmore Gate, Bull Street Entrance, Birmingham B3 2QD

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Stephan Jefferis, Director, Environmental Geotechnics Ltd.
  • Katy Baker, Senior Technical Director, Arcadis
  • Vanessa Banks, Team Leader Shallow Geohazards and Risks, and Alessandro Novellino, Remote Sensing Geoscientist, BGS
  • Martin Brannock, RSK
  • Seamus Lefroy-Brooks, Managing Director, LBH-Wembley and Chairman of the Land Forum NQMS sub-committee
  • Richard Brinkworth, Director, Leap Environmental Ltd.
  • Richard Clayton, Director, WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff
  • Roger Chandler, Managing Director, Keynetix Ltd.
  • Peter Fair, Geotechnical Engineer
  • Stephen Forster, Director, Remedia Group Ltd. and Chair – Joint Industry Working Group on Asbestos in Soil and C&D Materials
  • David Giles, Principal Lecturer in Engineering Geology, University of Portsmouth
  • Mark Field, Project Director, Vertase FLI
  • Mathew Hussey, Environmental Director Construction Services, Arthur J. Gallagher
  • Tim Hodges, Associate, Con Land Specialist, Mott MacDonald
  • Lauren Ilyas, Environmental Scientist, CampbellReith
  • Holger Kesler, Geologist, team leader modelling systems, BGS
  • Sarah Key, Chartered Senior Engineer, CGL
  • Andrew Milne, Managing Director, Geotechnical Engineering Ltd., and AGS/BDA Task Force Project Chairman
  • Paul Nathanail, Managing Director, Land Quality Management
  • Rebecca Pembery, GIS Analyst, CampbellReith
  • James Raeburn, Director, R.J. Blasting Ltd / Director British Drilling Association
  • Mike Ramsey, Emeritus Professor, University of Sussex
  • Andrew Wiseman OBE, Partner, Harrison Grant Solicitors
  • Michael Smith, Independent Consultant

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