Steve Wilson along with Geoff Card have been working on an alternative method of gas risk assessment for development sites.
This alternative method was presented at recent CIRIA and Environmental Protection UK seminars and also at the Scottish Contaminated Land Forum’s 2nd Conference in Advances in land Contamination Assessment and Remediation, held in Glasgow on 8th September 2011.
The approach draws on Geoff and Steve’s experience, both in the UK and internationally, of ground gas investigation and assessment. It should remove some of the uncertainty that currently can exist with gas monitoring results and also provides a faster and more robust method of assessment. To date, consultation with leading consultants has received a favourable response to the approach.
The paper “A simplified approach to ground gas assessment” can be found on our technical forum.