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Conference preview: Future-proof your skills

Offering best practice insight and innovative strategies to help you deliver accurate monitoring on projects or assets, GE’s annual Instrumentation and Monitoring Conference is essential for anyone involved in the industry.

With a vast range of construction projects currently underway or in the pipeline, delivering work on time and minimising safety risks is of utmost importance. This year’s conference programme aims to give delegates the relevant skills, knowledge and resilience to tackle future industry demands.

The two-day event, due to be held on 24-25 March in London, will provide an opportunity to hear about the use of emerging technologies and techniques, plus a chance to engage with peers and industry leaders.

Asset management

New for 2015, the first day of the event will include an Asset Condition Monitoring workshop, which will give delegates the opportunity to learn about best practice for the effective monitoring of assets.

The workshop will offer insight from a panel of industry leaders, including Arup associate Mike Devriendt, who will deliver the opening address. As well as case studies presented by the speakers, delegates will participate in group discussions looking at solutions for efficient monitoring strategies and the impact of new technology on future asset management.

The following day, the main conference will continue the focus on emerging technologies and strategic best practice, as well as practical examples from an array of challenging geotechnical projects.

Chair Peter Wright, CH2M Hill regional practice manager (tunnels Europe), will deliver the opening remarks before the keynote address from Kenichi Soga, professor of civil engineering at the University of Cambridge.

Soga will assess the outlook for the monitoring industry and what challenges are on the horizon. He will look at Crossrail and its potential impact on workloads, as well the lessons that can be learned from the project. Soga’s presentation will also examine the industry’s investment in emerging technologies and the relationship between monitoring data and BIM.

Practical insight

The exclusive case study presentations throughout the main conference will cover both UK and international projects, including the delivery of Crossrail Pudding Mill Lane and the Copenhagen Cityringen.

Nick Giles, surveying and monitoring manager, infrastructure at Morgan Sindall, will discuss the challenges faced during the Pudding Mill Lane project. Giles will look at the monitoring equipment used for the scheme, including wireless sensors and laser scanning, and the importance of collaboration with multiple asset owners to ensure lines remained operational during construction.

There will be regular question and answer sessions throughout the conference, giving delegates the opportunity to share opinion and pose any burning questions to the panel of expert speakers, undoubtedly leading to a lively debate.

Panel discussions scheduled for the event include “Improving project delivery through earlier engagement with the supply chain” and “Challenging the industry to improve data integration and why BIM could be a game changer”. Speakers will include Simon Addyman, project and programme manager, Bank, London Underground; Gordon Deuce, chief engineer, Mace; David Gwede, associate director infrastructure, AMEC; and Malcolm Taylor, head of technical information, Crossrail.

The event will close with a drinks reception, when delegates will be able to network and discuss the day’s sessions with industry peers.

More information

For further details about the workshop and the main conference, visit www.gemonitoring.com

Book before 13 February and quote promotional code PRW1 to save 20% off the current delegate rate.

To register your interest or to book your place, contact Ryan Saunders on 020 3033 2606 or Ryan.Saunders@EMAP.com 


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