THRACE Synthetic Ltd
Keith is a Chartered Engineer and an Environmental Scientist with over 30 years’ experience. He holds a BSc Honours Degree in Environmental Management from Sligo IT and post-graduate diplomas from Trinity College Dublin in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Energy. He also holds a Higher National Diploma in Civil, Structural & Building Engineering from Johannesburg Technical College, South Africa and post-graduate diplomas from Trinity College Dublin in Geotechnical & Highway Engineering and Project Management. Keith has strong specialist experience in reinforced soil-structures; geotechnical design; geotextile design; environmental management. He has worked with leading consulting engineers and contractors, in the design, construction and project management of major civil engineering projects in Ireland, UK and South Africa. Keith’s project experience includes site investigation, the design of bridge abutments, retaining walls, water and wastewater treatment schemes, sports pitches, flood relief schemes, road and rail infrastructure, reinforced soil, offshore structures, sustainable drainage and wind farm access roads.
Root barriers – recent experience in Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan Ireland.
Modern geosynthetic materials are often used to reduce the environmental impacts caused by invasive plant species such as Japanese Knotweed. There is an increasing tendency to use geosynthetic barriers as reinforcement and separation membranes to prevent the propagation and spread of the roots of these invasive plant species. These membranes are used to line environmental bunds and form impenetrable barriers in infested areas. The experience from a recent case study in Castleblaney Co. Monaghan, Ireland is discussed.
EVEN MORE SEMINARS
Seamus Connolly MBE - Small Things Make The Difference in Preventing Pollution
BOB FREEBORN - Japanese Knotweed and Root Barrier membranes
Hannah White - SoBRA: The elephant in the room and other sub-group progress
Amended keynote panel - Peter Atchison, Michael Lunn and Seamus Lefroy-Brooks - Panel Discussion - Making Land Remediation enforcement effective
Simon Makoni - Contaminated Land Site Investigation Data Management and Risk Assessment