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Swainsley Rock Cutting containment netting solution

Event organised by Railway Civil Engineers' Association

Date
27 October 2022
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Overview

This presentation will look at how rockfall events along at a Sandstone rock cutting on the SPC8 line in Derbyshire, locally named as Swainsley Cutting, led to the rapid delivery of a containment netting solution to protect railway infrastructure.

Network Rail, QTS and Fairhurst worked together taking an open collaborative approach to inspect, appraise, design and deliver a rock netting containment solution, consisting of 3,200m2 of high tensile active netting and 580 grouted anchors. The project was delivered in 9 weeks from initial inspection to verification of construction.

Speakers

Bruno Martin

Bruno Martin

QTS Group

technical director

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Bruno Martin

Bruno is a Civil Engineer specialising in Geotechnics with over 20 years’ experience. He started his career as a Design Engineer for Atkins, working on a variety of road and rail projects for 10 years. Then he joined Birse Rail as an Earthworks Renewals Project Manager on their Civils Framework Agreement for Network Rail. Bruno then moved to QTS Group in 2010 where he is their Technical Director on the Board.

Daniel Mitchell

Daniel Mitchell

Fairhurst

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

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Daniel Mitchell

Daniel has been with Fairhurst for over 7 years and initially worked within the GeoSouth team based in London before transferring to Glasgow in 2019. Daniel has been involved in managing ground related risk through all stages of projects from early concept to completion. He has experience in numerous sectors including road, rail, utilities developments, investigations and design for residential, commercial and industrial projects with a wide range of private, public sector and central governments clients. Daniel has worked on numerous major earthworks, rock and soil slope stabilization and temporary works. He has extensive knowledge of geotechnical design including mass gravity and embedded retaining wall design, as well as slope stability assessment having designed an abundance of rock cutting and soil slope remedial works throughout the UK rail network.

Martyn Wilson

Martyn Wilson

Eastern Region, Network Rail

route engineer (geotechnical)

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Martyn Wilson

Martyn is an Engineering Geologist, who has worked for Network Rail, Eastern region for 15 years. He has over 30 years of ground engineering contracting and consulting experience. He specialises in earthwork asset management, soil and rock slope assessment, stability evaluation and technical approval of designs. Martyn is the Route Engineer (Geotechnical) for Anglia and East Midlands routes, in Eastern region, managing the renewals budgets and a team of asset engineers and examiners based in Derby and Stratford, London

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