26 November 201917:30 for 18:15
Rm 301, McCance Building, Strathclyde University, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX
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Rm 301, McCance Building, Strathclyde University, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1QXView on Google Maps
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The evening will start with a short AGM, followed by a technical presentation on controlled explosive and controlled collapse demolition by Bob Johnstone, Keltbray.
The controlled collapse of large structures, whether initiated by explosives or mechanical means, can offer significant advantages over other methodologies in terms of health risk, programme and cost.
Risk avoidance or reduction is the main priority on any project, but can only be achieved by developing a thorough understanding of the structure taking account of age related deterioration, modifications that may have been carried out during its working life, and the structural preparatory works to be carried out in advance of demolition.
Temporary works design, control and monitoring during this process are key to the safe execution of the structural preparatory works.
Design in particular involves conventional assessment of a static structure with stresses induced by load redistribution checked in accordance with current codes of practice.
Stability during engineering preparatory works is one thing, but predicting how the collapse mechanism will develop and where the structure will land is another. For that we need to refer to the fundamental Laws of Physics and pay tribute to our illustrious engineering forebears for development of the principles that allow us to understand this.
Bob Johnstone has over 25 years’ of experience in the construction, decommissioning and demolition sectors and working as a consultant to the industry.
Bob's experience encompases the management and control of large-scale construction and demolition projects within the industrial, petrochemical, airport and nuclear sectors.
While running his own consultancy, Bob developed a special interest and reputation within the demolition field in the UK and beyond: “From the outset of my career demolition has been an area of particular interest and professional focus. Over that time I have had the privilege of engineering the demolition of many iconic structures, and working with some of the most dedicated individuals in any industry".
Recommended for one hour CPD.
Tea and coffee will be served from 17:30.
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