GE Basements & Underground Structures Conference
Representatives from RVT were delighted to attend the 2016 Ground Engineering Basements & Underground Structures event at London's Olympia in early October.
With space at a premium in central London, new build and renovation development projects must look both skyward and downward. Meaning, basements are only getting deeper.
GE's annual conference was well attended by companies who service this technical market, and who are keen to discover the latest methods available to them. It was also an opportunity to learn from leading professionals on what works well, and how challenges can be overcome.
During the event, informative key speeches from Project Directors involved in 100 Bishopsgate, Thames Tideway Tunnel East and the Victoria Station Upgrade were given. They presented the challenges faced during these projects, as well as the solutions found. One of the solutions across all three of these projects was provided by RVT. Our Soundex Acoustic Curtains were recommended to mitigate excessive noise within these confined spaces.
Being one of our specialist fields, we enjoyed discussing this, and other on-site hazards with those who visited our stand. We were particularly keen to demonstrate the benefits of our Ravex 'add-on' exhaust filter. This innovative product helps control exhaust fumes at the source – making it a much safer method of fume control during basement excavations than using ventilation fans alone.
As RVT's Air Quality Control Consultant, James Dupont said:
"All in all, a very worthwhile event to be present at. It enabled us to network and get a fresh understanding of the challenges faced, to help us determine how we can develop our product ranges at RVT to meet these challenges."