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BLA has an active programme of events planned for 2017. To find out what's planned and receive further information from an MPA contact, just see below.

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SAMSA Conference, Dinner and Committee

The 2017 SAMSA conference will build upon the success of last year’s themes of innovation and health and safety. Despite the Brexit vote, European issues will continue to influence operational matters through the respective Directives, investment and trading. How will Article 50 and the Great Repeal Bill affect our industry

13-14 July 2017 Aldwark Manor Hotel, York Nick Horsley

North Region 'Safer by Sharing' Seminar

MPA ‘Safer by Sharing’ Seminars aim to raise awareness amongst industry employers, employees and contractors about how incidents can be reduced; and facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills relating to high priority practical health and safety topics. The seminars will cover the topic “Conveyor Safety”.

Download the flyer here and booking form here.

28 September 2017 Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, York Jane Blake

London & South East Region 'Safer by Sharing' Seminar

MPA ‘Safer by Sharing’ Seminars aim to raise awareness amongst industry employers, employees and contractors about how incidents can be reduced; and facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills relating to high priority practical health and safety topics. The seminars will cover the topic “Conveyor Safety”.

Download the flyer here and booking form here.

03 October 2017 Doubletree Hilton Victoria, London Jane Blake

Quarries & Nature Event

The mineral products industry is uniquely placed to help halt biodiversity decline. The event attracts a very wide range of NGO and environmental organisations, looks at progress and challenges and celebrates best practice through the long running MPA Restoration Awards and the Biodiversity Awards.

19 October 2017 Royal Society, London Mary Burling

MPA Health & Safety Conference and Awards

The premier event for health and safety within the mineral products industry showcases the steps industry is taking to move closer to the ultimate target of Zero Harm.

02 November 2017 30 Euston, London Mary Burling

British Lime Association Conference - Lime in Road Solutions

The British Lime Association is holding a conference on the topic of Lime in Road Solutions to be held on the 16th November at the Lords Cricket Ground, London.

The aim is to promote the future of lime in road projects and key presentations from industry and academic experts will include the themes of lime in hydraulic road binders and asphalt as well as soil stabilisation and remediation for construction projects.

Please join us - Early booking is advisable as there are limited places at this event, and it attracts an ‘early bird’ discount. Please email Gearoid Kennedy at the BLA for further information and registration details at gearoid.kennedy@mineralproducts.org

16 November 2017 Lord's Cricket Ground, London Gearoid Kennedy

MPA London and South East Region Christmas Lunch

First class lunch at a prime London location.

06 December 2017 Park Lane Hotel, London Jane Blake

MPA East Anglia Annual Meeting & Christmas Lunch

First class lunch at a prime East Anglia location.

14 December 2017 Tattersalls, Newmarket Jane Blake

Wales 'Safer by Sharing' Seminar

MPA ‘Safer by Sharing’ Seminars aim to raise awareness amongst industry employers, employees and contractors about how incidents can be reduced; and facilitate the transfer of knowledge and skills relating to high priority practical health and safety topics. The seminars will cover the topic “Conveyor Safety”.

TBC TBC David Harding

Members' Environment & Mineral Planning Conference

The annual MPA Members Environment and Mineral Planning Conference helps members to understand and shape MPA future environment and mineral planning policy. The conference provides the opportunity to put your views across on the major environment and mineral planning issues currently facing the industry and to find out how the committee is working for you.

TBC TBC Mary Burling

South West Region Health & Safety Awareness Day

The day is designed to promote best practice and encourage the whole workforce to be the eyes and ears of fellow workers.

TBC TBC Jane Blake

Midland Region Health & Safety Awareness Day

The day is designed to promote best practice and encourage the whole workforce to be the eyes and ears of fellow workers.

TBC TBC Jane Blake

North Region Health & Safety Awareness Day

The day is designed to promote best practice and encourage the whole workforce to be the eyes and ears of fellow workers.

TBC TBC Jane Blake
 

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Plantworx Exhibition 2015

The BLA and Britpave held a joint stand at the recent Plantworx exhibition, 2- 4 June.

The biennial construction equipment exhibition at Bruntingthorpe, near Leicester, attracted hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors to the event. BLA Members were on hand to discuss soil stabilisation techniques and there were also well-received seminar presentations on the ‘Dark Art of Soil Stabilisation’.

Click on the links below to access the speaker presentations.

Presentation PDFs Size Date issued
Britpave Plantworx Intro to Soil Stabilisation
Al McDermaid, Chairman of Britpave Soil Stabilisation Task Group
464 KB August 2015
Britpave Plantworx Stabilisation Chemistry presentation 2015
Steve Foster, Head of Sales, Singleton Birch
2.5 MB August 2015
Geofirma Engineering soil stabilisation case studies
Steve Dunn, Director, Geofirma Soils Engineering Limited
4 MB August 2015
Combined Soil Stabilisation Ltd Case Study
Stefan Stansfield, Technical Director, Combined Soil Stabilisation Limited
2 MB August 2015
 

BLA ‘Lime in Construction’ seminar 2013

The BLA held its ‘Lime in Construction’ seminar on Thursday 24 October 2013 at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in London.

The programme for the morning covered soil remediation and stabilisation and presentations were given by the National House-Building Council, Britpave and relevant contractors. The afternoon session covered the use of lime in hydraulic road binders and asphalt and speakers from WRAP, URS and Nottingham University presented. A representative from the European Lime Association also attended and gave a valuable European perspective.

Click on the links below to access the speaker presentations.

Presentation PDFs Size Date issued
Welcome
John Carlill - Chairman of the British Lime Association
1.1 MB October 2013
NHBC buildmark warranty management of ground risk
John Jones - NHBC Engineering Manager
4.8 MB October 2013
Structural earthworks specification for foundation loading
Ground Developments Ltd
Peter Nicholas – Managing Director
Andy Warneford – Projects Director
2.5 MB October 2013
Intro to Britpave
Al McDermid - Chairman of Soil Stabilisation Task Group
392 KB October 2013
Holsworthy Agri Centre Devon
The use of lime-modification in fill materials
Al McDermid - Chairman of Soil Stabilisation Task Group
3.6 MB October 2013
Working through the seasons
Steve Foster - C.Eng MICE Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd
2.9 MB October 2013
Resource efficiency in the built environment
Making the best use of materials, water and energy in built assets
Gareth Brown - Programme Manager
2.5 MB October 2013
Lime in construction
Applications and benefits of lime in road and pavement construction
Paul Edwards – Pavements Commercial Manager URS Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
3.3 MB October 2013
Hydrated lime in asphalt mixtures: an international perspective
Didier Lesueur - Technical Expert European Lime Association (EuLA) Civil Engineering Task Force
971 KB October 2013
Enhancing moisture damage performance of asphalt mixtures using hydrated lime
Professor Gordon Airey - Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre University of Nottingham
2.1 MB October 2013
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