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MPA has an active programme of events planned for 2019. To find out what's planned and receive further information from an MPA contact, just see below.


MPA London and South East Region Christmas Lunch - SOLD OUT
First class lunch at a prime London location.

04 December 2019 Park Lane Hotel, London Jane Blake

MPA East Anglia Christmas Lunch
First class lunch at a prime East Anglia location.

12 December 2019 Tattersalls, Newmarket 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
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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