This 60 minute webinar presented by Timothy Dee and Kim Altinkaynak of Aurecon, will provide a discussion of Aurecon’s experience over the past earthworks season dealing with the new Asbestos Regulations and interpreting them in the context of international guidance.

Timothy has spent the past five years working across Europe, based from the UK interpreting not only CIRIA 733 but also the various outputs of the JIWG as they relate to the UK’s Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and the UK’s waste management regime. Timothy will discuss that learning and its context in New Zealand when attempting to achieve exposure from asbestos in soil to as low as reasonably practical (ALARP).

Kim will present a case study of the asbestos remediation associated with the SH29 Hairini Link upgrade in Tauranga. Earthworks during this project identified an area of buried construction waste comprising ACM in the form of degraded fibrolite and tile fragments. The ACM identification was unexpected due to no formal contamination assessment being undertaken during initial project consenting. Kim will discuss Aurecon’s involvement with the remediation of this site and lessons for the future.

The webinar will present a holistic picture of asbestos in soils management, the scale of the issue and the drivers behind it providing suggestions for consideration in the future management of asbestos containing ground.

About the presenters:

Timothy Dee is an environmental chemist based at Aurecon in Auckland.  Tim has been working with asbestos since the assessment and remediation of the JH Hardie dump in Southdown from 2008.  He has recently returned from the UK where he developed asbestos assessment and remediation strategies for several significant sites including the former Burtonwood Airbase.

Dr Kim Altinkaynak is an environmental geologist based in Aurecon’s Tauranga office. Kim has been working in geology for over 10 years, both in New Zealand and overseas. As a recent entrant to the contaminated land field Kim has already been involved in a number of contaminated site investigations and assessments where asbestos has been discovered and subsequently remediated, including SH29 Hairini Link in Tauranga.