Keynote Theatre Hall 20

Wednesday 11th September

Thursday 12th September


11.00 - 11.30

Yvonne Waterman Ph.D. LL.M. and Jasper Kosters

A New Future For Asbestos: Denaturalisation Techniques

While a global asbestos ban and asbestos eradication are supported by many, executing these wishes inevitably leads to the big question: what to do with all the asbestos waste, even on a national or local scale? Should asbestos be dumped, stored, become a problem for future generations? Jasper Kosters and Yvonne Waterman will discuss the new science on permanent solutions that can make asbestos harmless, perhaps even useful once again.


11.45 - 12.15

Wayne Bagnall

Asbestos Packers in Reinforced Concrete

Case study of how these were discovered, classified and removed during the demolition of a 7 storey 1970’s RC frame building.


12.30 - 13.00

Chris Large

Business Against Air Pollution: Protecting employee, customer and community health

Air pollution is a well-documented health crisis. The business community has begun to find ways to reduce pollution levels, and protect people’s health including employees, customers and the communities where they operate. Global Action Plan, coordinators of Clean Air Day, will share how your business can play its part in ensuring people have clean air to breathe, from fleets to flexiworking and buildings to behaviour change.


13.15 - 13.45

Dr Chris Stopford

Real-time Detection & Characterisation of Airborne Hazards

Laser optical techniques are used to detect and characterise particles in real-time. This technology has been used to identify airborne asbestos, respirable crystalline silica, biological hazards, and general PM measurements at low-cost. I will discuss the current state of the art, and future potential for this technology.


14.00 - 14.30

Peter Atchison

Gas Protection Solutions, Design and components…It’s more than just a membrane!

The presentation will explain the process of Ground Gas measures. From guiding principles, protecting the building, guidance documents such as BS8485, design, how to achieve ventilation, advice on gas-proof membranes and how to install them and finally how to ensure these measures are verified.


14.45 - 15.15

Dr Saba Manzoor

Air Dispersion modelling study on a renown Industrial City

Assessing air quality impacts associated with the increased production from the emitting facility under study in relation to all other sources in operation in the industrial city.


15.30 - 16.00

Matthew Farrow

Delivering the 25 Year Environment Plan through innovation

Matthew will discuss EIC’s new report which contains an innovation audit on Defra’s ambitious 25 Year Environment Plan, showing where environmental businesses have most scope to innovate and develop new techniques and technology .