Contaminated Land: Workshop for Architects

The management of legacy contaminated land has become a critical aspect of redevelopment in urban environments.  Yet among construction professionals there is frequently a lack of confidence when dealing with potentially contaminated sites – when to assess a site? How to identify land contamination? What do the assessments mean in real terms? What are the options for managing identified contamination?

Course Content
This short course will provide an overview of the management of land contamination during brownfield site redevelopment, with specific focus on the NI context tailored to the architect’s perspective.  It includes:

– When and how to consider land contamination
– An overview of the relevant regulatory context
– Explanation of the approach required to identify land contamination
– An introduction to relevant options to manage land contamination
– Worked examples
– Discussion session on typical problems and flashpoints

Who should attend?
The course is aimed at qualified architects operating in Northern Ireland.  It will be of particular interest to those who work (or have potential to work) on commercial or residential redevelopment schemes in urban areas.  This course is aimed at those with some prior experience of contaminated sites but those with no prior experience should also find it very beneficial.

Neil Macdonald has 15 years experience in the assessment and management of land contamination in Northern Ireland gained as a consultant, Director of his own consultancy and as a regulator.  He is a Specialist in Land Condition (SilC) and a Chartered Scientist.

Key Details

Course Duration:     2 hours

When:                    10.30am to 12.30pm on Wednesday 16th December 2015

Where:                   Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Belfast

Cost:                      RSUA Practice Service Scheme Members £40 + VAT
RSUA Members £47 + VAT
Non-members £54 + VAT

No of Places:          Places are strictly limited to 20 to faciliate discussion

How to book:          Contact Julia Leaker (Mon, Wed, Fri) or Jeanette Hedley (Tues, Thurs) to book before 4pm on Friday 11th December.
Cheques should be made payable to RSUA and sent to 2 Mount Charles, Belfast, BT7 1NZ