Earls Court Demolition: Technical Lecture Series

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Using a Super Crane AL.SK190, the largest mobile land based crane in the world, Earls Court Exhibition Centres 1 & 2 in London were demolished, winning World Demolition Collaboration Award 2015 and World Demolition Project 2016.
This lecture will discuss the challenges faced in a major demolition project in a residential and rail environment, including lifting 61 beams, weighing over 15,000 tonnes collectively, over live and operational London Underground tunnels.

About the speakers 

Jim O’Sullivan, Operational Director at Keltbray, has worked on many prestigious projects including the demolition of 20 Fenchurch Street, Victoria Circle and the Old Bailey. He is also involved with Keltbray’s Nuclear framework. Jim was on Earls Court from the commencement of the preconstruction through to the final account.
David Rowe, Technical Manager at Keltbray, works in both preconstruction and project delivery for various projects, including Magnox; Keltbray’s successful framework for demolition, deplanting and asbestos removal across 10 UK nuclear sites. He has played a key role in Earls Court, focussing on managing the rail interface with Network Rail and London Underground.
Jeremy Haylock, UK Engineering Manager at ALE, concentrates on the development of bespoke engineering solutions globally. He has worked on many record-breaking projects where the AL.SK190 and AL.SK350 cranes have been used, including in Thailand, UAE, USA, Turkey and Brazil. He has been responsible for the engineering design of the AL.SK190 crane at Earls Court.
Stuart Vaughan, Director at Wentworth House Partnership, has used his expertise in demolition, fa├žade retention, structural alterations and basement construction to deliver complex projects including Blackfriars Station, Victoria Circle, Earls Court, London Bridge Station redevelopment, and 1 Palace St.


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Please note that this lecture will not be livestreamed or recorded

The Technical Lecture Series is supported by Trimble.

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17:30 for 18:00

Free To Attend

The Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, UK

Jim O'Sullivan, David Rowe, Jeremy Haylock, Stuart Vaughan

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