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Innovation, progress and geosynthetics on HS2

Event organised by The British Geotechnical Association

Date
10 October 2023
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Overview

Construction of HS2 Phase One is underway and this presentation will describe some of the good geotechnical work that is being done on the project across earthworks, retaining structures and foundations. There will be a particular focus on some of the more innovative activities, including the application of lime stabilisation to bulk earthworks, fibre-optic embedded geogrids, the observational method and the reduction of carbon in construction.

Sponsored by

National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing (NRFIS)

National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing (NRFIS)

The UKCRIC National Research Facility for Infrastructure Sensing (NRFIS) is a new state-of-the-art research facility hosted by the University of Cambridge.

Organised by

The British Geotechnical Association

The British Geotechnical Association

The BGA is the principal association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom and organises a number of high profile events each year.

International Geosynthetics Society

International Geosynthetics Society

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) is a learned society dedicated to the scientific and engineering development of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products, and associated technologies.

Speaker

Nick Sartain

Nick Sartain

HS2 Ltd

head of geotechnical engineering

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Nick Sartain

Nick Sartain is the head of geotechnical engineering at HS2 Ltd where he is responsible for the specification, integration and assurance of geotechnical workstreams on the project. He has more than 25 years of experience in geotechnical design including earthworks, foundations, slope engineering, seismic engineering and geotechnical risk assessment. Nick has published a number of technical papers on a variety of topics, was a principal author of the ICE’s Specification for Piling and Embedded Retaining Walls 3rd Edition and until recently was the deputy editor of the ICE’s Geotechnical Engineering Journal. He is visiting professor of transport infrastructure engineering at Loughborough University