Keith Nell

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.

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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.

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    Kayleigh Smith - Managing expectations for measuring water quality in the field

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    Tony Francis - Developing your plan for accidents and environmental emergencies

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    Darren Turner - Radon Gas, Knowledge, testing, mitigation and legally what to do.