Advanced A-Z Ground Gas Training | ALGA
Building leaders in the sustainable management of contaminated land and groundwater

Advanced A-Z Ground Gas Training - 14 CPD Points



  • Melbourne - Ventia, 20 Corporate Dr, Heatherton VIC – 20th March 2023 - SOLD OUT
  • Hobart – Rydges, Edwardian Room, Corner Argyle & Lewis Streets Hobart TAS 7000
  • Sydney - Stantec, Level 9, 203 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, Bunjil meeting Room - 24th March 2023
  • Brisbane – Griffith University, Eco Center, CONFERENCE ROOM - Nathan Campus, N68, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan QLD 4111 – 28th March 2023
  • Sydney – UNSW, Kensington campus building H20 Level 5, Room 501 – 30th March 2023 – SOLD OUT

New Zealand

  • Christchurch – Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand– 3rd April 2023
  • Auckland – Tonkin + Taylor, Apiata meeting room on Level 1 - 1 Fanshawe Street, 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.

About the training

Ground-gas and vapour monitoring and management in the built environment, continues to evolve with new insights and techniques. Improved data acquisition technologies are allowing gas regimes to be more accurately characterised and gas management systems to be designed with greater confidence. Building on the A-Z of Ground Gas training delivered pre-Covid, Simon Talbot and Peter Atchison are again in Australia and New Zealand with an updated one-day session to present how the latest developments and insights are applied to current problems. The training is intended for those with existing knowledge and experience of ground gas issues and will also be of interest to construction and engineering professionals with only a basic understanding of gas protection systems. The course will cover ground gas behaviour, data acquisition, analysis, the lines of evidence approach to risk assessment and how these feed into gas protection design and implementation. Case studies will be used throughout to illustrate current best practice and how they can be applied in the Australasian contaminated land model.

Learning Points:

  • How to acquire robust data-sets and the difference between monitoring and modelling
  • The value of the lines of evidence approach to risk assessment.
  • Integrating gas management strategies in construction design
  • How to ensure effective installation

Why should you attend?

  • Learn how to interpret ground-gas and vapour data and how to design cost effective gas management systems
  • Understand how gas management systems can affect construction project delivery
  • Ensure appropriate design solutions are implemented safely


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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P.O. Box: 3199, Robertson, NSW 2577
+ 61 2 4885 1136


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ABN 70 240 612 745
IRD 116 017 768

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