ICE Talk-Sir Peter Wall

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Peter Wall spent 40 years in the British Army, commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1974, and finishing as its Chief from 2010 to 2014.

He has served all over the world, including operational command tours in Rhodesia, the Balkans, and Iraq. He has extensive experience of Whitehall, and at the top of Government.

Following the 2010 Defence Review he led the Army through its most significant restructuring for a generation to reduce costs and optimize operational effectiveness.

He is now Director of Amicus, a strategic leadership consultancy, specializing in imparting his military command experience to the corporate world.

He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Civil Engineers.

He has played his fair share of sport and follows it avidly.

Metis Consultant Ltd

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Metis Consultants Ltd are coming to the department to give a talk about sustainable drainage in cities! We have received feedback from you students asking for less structural talks and moreenvironmental engineering, so here it is ! 

Simon Jones, Metis Consultants Ltd's Director will talk about the flood risk management project they are working on with schools in South London. They have carried out flood risk modelling, concept sustainable drainage designs and stakeholder engagement, and are currently moving into detailed design. 


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We are pleased to welcome you to our next industry talk held by Mr Klaus Falbe-Hansen, Structural engineer, former director of Ove Arup & Partners unitl 2006, and now working as a Consultant for Arup.


Mr Falbe-Hansen will discuss about his work on the Øresund Bridge (the bridge between Sweden and Denmark), and the Stonecutters Bridge in Hong Kong. 

Robert Bird

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Robert Bird Group is an Australian structural and civil engineering consultancy growing increasingly popular in the UK! Come along to find out about the cool projects RBG are involved in, like Meygen, the world's first Tidal Turbine Array, and the Abu Dhabi Midfield International Airport roof construction. This will also be a great opportunity to find out about the career and internship opportunities with them!


21 Moorfields


The completion of Crossrail in 2019 is triggering a regeneration of the Moorgate area, and 21 Moorfields – located directly above an existing London Underground station and a future Crossrail ticket hall – offers a major commercial opportunity. WilkinsonEyre was commissioned in 2012 to develop design concepts for this important site, where Robert Bird Group takes care of the structural engineering of the site.

The existing site presented a number of constraints above and below ground, including proximity to listed buildings and conservation areas with restrictive view corridors, and the London Underground network below limiting space for the new foundations for the development. The structural complexities of the site are reflected and celebrated in the east building’s façade as large steel trusses. 

Staff Seminar Series - Dr Maarten van Reeuwijk

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We're happy to announce the topic of Dr Maarten van Reeuwijk's SSS talk! Here is the full abstract:

Going round in circles


Although in our culture it is not considered a desirable state to be in, I hope to convince you that Nature is very fond of going round in circles. In this seminar, I will give several examples and discuss how these “circles” are important in the atmosphere, ocean and the built environment. I will explain how supercomputing can help in cracking some of the codes that these circles create, using examples from recent work carried out in my research group related to the performance of green roofs and turbulent jets and plumes.

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