LQM is a specialist environmental consultancy based in Nottingham (UK) with an international reputation for assessing and managing the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminants in soil. Increasingly this is being done within a context of sustainable development and specifically sustainable brownfield regeneration.

We provide consultancy, peer review and expert witness services, contract research and training courses on all aspects of the management of land contamination to problem holders, developers and local government.

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LQM: Effective Site Investigation & Data Management for Contaminated Land (Training & Events)

The upcoming Brownfield Briefing 2-day event for contaminated land professionals and developers (24-25 May 2017) offers a practical approach to effective hands-on site investigation and improving the quality, management and communication of site investigation data. LQM’s Paul Nathanail kick’s-off day 2 in the excitingly titled session ‘Use of GIS, 3D modelling and statistical analysis for data analysis, visualisation, planning and communication‘. Paul’s talk covers ‘Using GIS to add value to your desk study and site investigation data‘.

Meanwhile, LQM are re-running their well received course: Getting value from your data: a hands on GIS Course on 20th June 2017 at their Nottingham training venue (click link for full details). This course gives you the opportunity to use QGIS in anger to load up historical maps, open source datasets (e.g. flood maps, LiDAR, BGS WMS) plus your hard won site data such as walkover photos and AGS data … view your geology (even borehole logs) and contaminant data quickly to improve your understanding of site conditions, conceptual site model and help you formulate more cost effective decisions. Our clearly defined practical’s even help you to start unlocking the power of the GIS by introducing you to some simple geoprocessing activities such as buffering around site features.

Feedback from our first outing of this new LQM course (held in March) included:

Good to see open source tools being used in anger! Thanks very much for the excellent information.” (Consultant, March 2017)

“Hands-on course, very appropriate to my profession. Excellent demo material” (Consultant, March 2017)

It was practical & directly relevant to using data for practical contaminated land applications” (Local Authority, March 2017)

I would have liked more time to practise but course notes are well written so can continue it back at office!” (Local Authority, March 2017)

Knowledgeable presenter, practical” (Consultant, March 2017)

Hands on focus, with support. Good” (Consultant, March 2017)

Getting a good grounding on QGIS” (Consultant, March 2017)