The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

CIC Seminar: New Developments in Ground Engineering Presented by The Ground Forum

CIC would like to invite all interested in new technical developments within the construction industry to this FREE event.

A keynote address will be given by the former Ground Forum Chair, Keith Gabriel,who will provide a non-technical overview of the new advances and the exciting opportunities they create for the construction industry.

Nic Wincott, UK Coordinator, Neo Energy (Sweden) Ltd will give a presentation on Ground Sourced Heat & Coolth, focusing on Ground Source Heat Pumps- their benefits and issues. The presentation will also consider the future for this technology, the potential market size, its significance in meeting carbon reduction and energy efficiency targets, as well as the security of energy supply in the UK in the next four or five decades.

Duncan Nicholson, Director of Arup Geotechnics, will give a review of Thermal (Energy) Piles, including historical background to the use of thermal piles in the UK, followed by discussion on their cost-effectiveness in relation to other renewable heat sources.