6:30pm - 7:30pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the APM and the CIWEM Northern Ireland branch 

Event description

This webinar will walk you through the Shimna Flood Alleviation Scheme, from start to finish, demonstrating how it will alleviate the flood risk to affected properties, infrastructure and businesses in Newcastle, County Down.

Our first speaker, Alan Reddick will examine why the scheme is needed and the current flood risks to Newcastle.

Then Karol McCusker will provide an overview of the final proposed scheme after telling us about how the design was developed and the sensitive environment issues and other constraints encountered.

The final presentation will look at the construction phase. Gerad McGolgan will talk about the programme overview, how the scheme meets the project constraints and the key stakeholders’ technical approach. We will learn about the utilisation of Dawson WAM’s specialist piling equipment, the local community engagement that was undertaken and there will be an update on how the project is progressing to date.

This joint event with APM Northern Ireland Branch and the CIWEM Northern Ireland branch is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.

Part of the CIWEM Flood Resilience digital series.

Register for 17 May 2022

About the speakers

Gerard McColgan

Gerard McColgan is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 17 years’ experience in the successful delivery of a wide variety of award winning large-scale civil engineering and piling projects throughout the UK and Ireland. Gerard is contracts director at Dawson WAM.

Karol McCusker

Karol McCusker is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers with more than 20 years of experience in the civil engineering industry. Karol is a civil engineer | designer formally at AECOM.

Alan Reddick

Alan Reddick is a Chartered civil engineer with 30 plus years of experience in Flood Risk Management. Alan works in the Capital Projects Unit and Major Projects at DFI Rivers.

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

Bookings are through the APM website.

Please contact Robert Allen at Robert.allen@apm.org.uk if you have difficulties with booking a place or would like to cancel your attendance.

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