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CABE AGM: Structural Movement – The Legacy of Abandoned Coal Mine Workings
Thu 26 January 2017, 18:00 – 21:00 GMT
Join us at the CABE Y&H regional AGM at the Clifton Park Museum which will be followed by a presentation by Rhys Taylor. A buffett will be provided. It has now been confirmed that David Taylor, Vice President of the Association will be in attendance so it's a great opportunity to network with fellow professionals and to meet your future President.
The Museum will also be available for delegates to have a look around from 5.15pm. Please report to reception for a parking permit.
Presentation - Structural Movement – The Legacy of Abandoned Coal Mine Workings
Main Discussion Headings:
- Explaining the difference between “Subsidence” and “Settlement”
- Recording and Assessment of Structural Movement
- Deep Mine Workings – extraction methods and their effects upon surface structures
- Shallow Mine Workings – extraction methods and their effects upon surface structures
- Mine Entries and their effects upon surface structures
- Case Histories
Many believe that, as all of the deep coal mines in the UK are now either closed or pending closure, there will be no risk of damage in the future from coal mine workings; however, this is patently not the case.
There are vast areas of land across the UK – including parts of South and West Yorkshire – where coal has been worked in the past at very shallow depths and which has the potential to cause damage to surface structures.
The presentation will explain the different effects of coal mining subsidence, including shallow workings and will include a number of interesting case histories of shallow mining subsidence claims – not all of which, turned out to have been caused by mining subsidence – and the remedial methods commonly used.