Institution of Civil Engineers (South West) lecture
  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

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The presentation will discuss the road embankment located within the East End Section of the Eastern Corridor Integrated Transport Scheme. 

The scheme covers an 8km stretch of road and was designed to upgrade the transport links from Plymouth to the proposed new town of Sherford. The East End phase of the works included the construction of a new road embankment across what was previously the Embankment Lane Industrial Estate and Old Laira Bus Depot. 

The road embankment was constructed over significant depths of soft compressible Quaternary sediments, which presented a number of engineering problems. The presentation discusses the importance of accurately determining the characteristics of these soft sediments and the ground investigation methodology used. It also considers the various engineering solutions available and explains why the final approach was adopted. 

Speaker: Matthew Owen, BSc (Hons) FGS. Geotechnical Engineer John Grimes Partnership Ltd

Matthew Owen is a Geotechnical Engineer at John Grimes Partnership Ltd and was responsible for the design and implementation of the ground investigation works for the Eastern Corridor Integrated Transport Scheme. He also played a key role in the design options appraisal for the road embankment and subsequent installation and remote monitoring of vibrating wire piezometers during the construction phase. 

All are welcome. Doors open at 6pm for 6.30pm start.

You do not need to be an ICE member to attend. Please note that there is no charge for this event and you do not need to reserve a place.

Contact Jane Sherrard for further information (tel: 01752 766230 / email: jane.sherrard@ice.org.uk).

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