Advanced A-Z Ground Gas Training | ALGA
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Advanced A-Z Ground Gas Training - 14 CPD Points


Melbourne – 20th March 2023
Hobart – 22th March 2023
Canberra – 24th March 2023
Brisbane – In association with ACLCA – 28th March 2023
Sydney – UNSW – 30th March 2023

New Zealand

Christchurch – Environment Canterbury – 3rd April 2023
Auckland – 5th April 2023

The training will happen in city centres from 9am to 5pm. Your ticket includes the training, morning and afternoon tea and lunch. All the venue locations will be updated soon.

About the training

Ground gas and vapour measurement / management in the built environment, is an ever developing area worldwide. As with all areas of construction management, techniques continue to be developed and data analysis becomes more precise allowing more confidence in solutions design. Building on the initial series of A-Z of ground gas sessions delivered pre Covid, Simon Talbot and Peter Atchison are again in Australia with an updated one-day session detailing how things have changed and developed in this fast-moving sector. Intended as a higher-level training course for those already with knowledge of the subject this course will also be useful to construction and engineering professionals whose knowledge of the gas protection sector is at basic level. The course will cover Ground-Gas behaviour, data acquisition, analysis and risk assessment as well as how these feed into design strategies and implementation. The course will reference lessons learnt in other geographical areas and how they can be applied to the Australian contaminated land model.

Learning Points:

  • Importance of data quality and the lines of evidence approach to risk assessment
  • Development of gas management strategies.
  • Designing appropriate and proportionate solutions.
  • Ensuring that the implementation is managed appropriately.

Why should you attend?

  • Learn how to interpret Ground-Gas data the management of gases and vapours in the ground can affect construction projects
  • Demonstrate how these risks are measured and used to design appropriate construction solutions
  • Understand how to ensure that the design is appropriately implemented


Simon Talbot,

Founder & Managing Director – GGS Ltd



Simon is the founder and managing director of Ground-Gas Solutions Ltd (GGS). With over forty years’ experience as a professional geologist, Simon has devoted more than twenty five years to ground-gas contamination issues and innovative environmental monitoring methodologies.

Simon has a first degree in Geology from University of Manchester and a Masters in Engineering Geology from University of Leeds. He is a chartered engineer through the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and is a Fellow of the Geological Society.

Simon has worked for a number of national and international companies in Africa and the UK before being appointed head of the Greater Manchester Geological Unit (GMGU) in 1998. Here Simon managed a multidisciplinary team providing a minerals and waste planning and contaminated land services to local authorities, developers and their consultants. The Unit also specialised in evaluating and managing the ground-gas contamination hazards associated with former landfills and brownfield land redevelopment.

A successful collaboration with the University of Manchester led Simon to develop the continuous ground-gas monitoring methodology and in 2009 Simon founded GGS. GGS is now the UK’s leading consultancy specialising in continuous ground-gas monitoring and risk assessment and is employed by regulators, land owners, developers and consultants.

Simon regularly contributes to specialist training events and speaks at national and international conferences on ground-gas contamination issues. He is the author of a number of guidance documents and papers.


Peter Atchison,

PAGeoConsulting Ltd



A degree qualified engineer and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building Engineers, with over 40 years’ experience in geomembranes and 30 years’ in gas protection. Peter has experience of the manufacturing, installation and consultancy sectors. Involved for many years in standards setting, Peter sat on the steering groups for the PIT report in 2000, as well as BRE 414. More recently he was on the steering group for CIRIA C665 and chaired the technical committee which produced BS8485. Peter serves on B553, the British standards technical committee for geomembranes and is the UK nominated geomembrane expert on CEN TC189. Recently he was elected chair of ISO TC221 committee (geosynthetics). A member of Environmental Industries Commission working groups since 1998. Peter also chairs the Contaminated Land working group.

Currently chairman of the Confederation of Construction Specialists, treasurer of the British Geomembrane Association and the Radon Council and a board member on the Property Care Association.

Peter maintains his involvement across the whole sector. Peter has been involved in the Australian construction sector since the early 1990’s and more recently has been offering training in conjunction with Ground Gas Solutions since 2016.

Advanced A-Z Ground Gas Training rate


Member AUD495
Non-Member AUD990
Student Member AUD247.50

New Zealand

Member NZD495
Non-Member NZD990
Student Member NZD247.50

All pricing includes GST and are listed in Australian dollars and/or New Zealand dollars. Credit Card and EFT options for payment are both accepted.

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor

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Thank you to our Venue Partners

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