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: firstname.lastname@example.org).