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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Training Courses

LQM's contaminated land training is renowned for its quality. This comes from our approach to training: we always select top quality tutors with both the experience to communicate and the knowledge to share.

Our current range of courses is listed below.  You can also host one of our courses yourself, saving time and money on travel and accommodation, or we can develop a bespoke course tailored to your exact requirements.  We also provide training courses through our various training partners including Equipe Group

Upcoming hosted courses:

  1. Geoevironmental Course: Contaminated Land in Geotechnical Practice (Thursday 28th November 2019), hosted by Equipe Group at Banbury, Oxfordshire
  2. Geoevironmental Course: Sampling and Scheduling for Geoenvironmental Testing Thursday 5th December 2019, hosted by Equipe Group at Banbury, Oxfordshire
  3. Introduction to Contaminated Land Management (One-day course) hosted by Synergie Training in Edinburgh

Course Date Venue
Professional Practice Webinar: We need to talk about Part 2A – a crammer in Part IIa language (GMT 1300-1415) 20/03/2020 Webinar
Professional Practice Webinar: Blowin' in the Wind: Risk Assessments of Asbestos in Soil (GMT 1300-1415) 21/02/2020 Webinar
Early Career Briefings: Data Analysis and Statistics 101 (GMT 1300-1415) 07/02/2020 Webinar
Early Career Briefings: Geology 101 (GMT 1300-1415) 10/01/2020 Webinar
Professional Practice Webinar: Green Remediation (GMT 1300-1415) 13/12/2019 Webinar
Early Career Briefings: Toxicology 101 (GMT 1300-1415) 06/12/2019 Webinar
QGIS 3: Creating Efficient Workflows for Contaminated Land Problems using QGIS 05/12/2019 Nottingham
QGIS 2: Solving & Visualising Contaminated Land Problems using QGIS 04/12/2019 Nottingham
QGIS 1: Building a QGIS project - the road to data visualisation 03/12/2019 Nottingham
Introduction to hydrogeological risk assessment for Contaminated Land 19/11/2019 Nottingham
Professional Practice Webinar: Bioavailability State of the Art (GMT 1300-1415) 15/11/2019 Webinar
Early Career Briefings: Chemistry 101 (GMT 1300-1415) 01/11/2019 Webinar
Professional Practice Webinar: The Language of Risk (BST 1300-1415) 18/10/2019 Webinar
Getting to know CLEA v1.071: a hands on experience TBC Nottingham
Reviewing Third Party Reports (Day 5) TBC Nottingham
Geology as a Source Pathway and Receptor TBC Nottingham
Use of Bioavailability Estimates for Human Health Risk Assessment in the UK (with lab tour) TBC Keyworth (BGS)
Asbestos in soil: Human-health risk assessment and remediation TBC Nottingham
Introduction to Chemistry for Contaminated Land TBC Nottingham
Use of Bioavailability Estimates in the UK TBC Webinar
Introduction to the assessment and management of ground gases and vapours TBC Nottingham
Using KeyCSM to create Conceptual Site Models TBC Webinar
Introduction and development of the Conceptual model (Day 1) TBC Nottingham
Site Characterisation (Day 2) TBC Nottingham
Human-health risk assessment (Day 3) TBC Nottingham
Risk Management and Remediation (Day 4) TBC Nottingham
Technical Briefing Webinar (Ground Gases): Practical application of advanced methods of analysis of continuous gas monitoring data (1.25 hours) TBC Recorded Webinar Available
Professional Practice Webinar: Petroleum hydrocarbon risk assessment using GC data - beyond TPHCWG? (2 hours) TBC Recorded Webinar Available
Technical Briefing Webinar (Ground Gases): Correct application of BS 8485 (1.25 hours) TBC Recorded Webinar Available
Technical Briefing Webinar (Ground Gases): Gas Membranes – site specific specification of appropriate gas membranes (1.25 hours) TBC Recorded Webinar Available
Professional Practice Webinar: PFAS Myth Buster (1.25 hours) TBC Recorded Webinar Available