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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.

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MPA National Conference 'Mineral Products 2019'
The MPA National Conference is a major member event with a different theme each year. The event features interactive business panel sessions with several high profile expert speakers. High level delegates from many MPA producer and associate companies attend.

24 June 2019 QEII Conference Centre, London mpa@figsevents.co.uk

British Precast Awards & Annual Dinner The British Precast Annual Dinner will be held on 27 June 2019 at the Leicester Marriott Hotel, where we will also be presenting the prestigious Best Practice Awards. Submissions are now open for Award entries, please visit the British Precast website to find out more. The evening promises to be a fantastic opportunity for members to network, relax and celebrate the success of the industry.

27 June 2019

Leicester Marriott Hotel

Amy Potter

SAMSA Conference & Dinner
This year's SAMSA conference and formal dinner is being held on 4th and 5th July 2019. 

04 – 05 July 2019

TBC

Nick Horsley

Asphalt Materials and Pavements
Now in its 46th consecutive year, the MPA/Newcastle University Course clearly demonstrates that it remains at the forefront of training and education in the sector. The course provides an extensive overview of the subject.

01 – 06 September 2019

University of Newcastle

Malcolm Simms

MPA Quarries & Nature Event 2019
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.

23 October 2019

The Royal Society, London

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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.

13 November 2019 30 Euston, London mpa@figsevents.co.uk

MPA 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.

27 November 2019 Highgate House, Northampton Mark Russell

MPA London and South East Region Christmas Lunch

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
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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