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Site Visit to Tideway

  • 20 February 2019
  • 3:00pm — 5:00pm
  • Carnwath Road Riverside site

by Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty has invited us to visit the site of Tideway, including:

  • an exclusive presentation of the project, its timeline, challenges and particularities
  • a visit to the viewing platform from which we will have a good view of the site (entry to the site itself is forbidden for security reasons)
  • an opportunity to ask questions about the project and career opportunities.

Don't miss out! Only 35 students are allowed, undergraduates will receive an email with a link to a form to sign up on Friday 8th Feb at 6:30PM!

Details on how to get to the site here!



Industry Talk #4

  • 21 February 2019
  • 12:00pm — 1:00pm
  • SKEM 201

The Third Bosphorus Bridge - An Overview

by Mott MacDonald 

For our second Industry Talk this term, this upcoming Thursday, we are delighted to have Mott MacDonald!

Mott MacDonald is an employee-owned management, engineering and development consultancy working around the world.  The Third Bosphorus, a stiffened suspension bridge with a main span of 1408m, overall length 2250m and width 59.4m, is believed to be the first of its type. The innovative hybrid suspension-stay cable supported deck is designed and constructed to carry 8 lanes of road traffic and twin track heavy rail, all on the same deck level. The bridge is situated in a seismic region and exposed to a severe wind climate. The bridge was required to be constructed to a tight timeframe. These factors posed technical and planning challenges. The technical innovations featured in the paper include tower saddles, dehumidification, and structural health monitoring system.

About the presenter: 

Professor Farooq, a director and expert at Mott MacDonald, specialises in bridge engineering. As technical advisor, he is currently engaged on some of the most complex and longest span bridges worldwide. As an international Expert Witness, he’s regularly retained to assist legal courts with dispute resolution on some of the world’s high-profile cases.


CivSoc Olympics: Ping-Pong & Petanque

  • 22 February 2019
  • 12:00pm — 2:00pm
  • Queen's Lawn

After Futsal, a jigsaw puzzle and the inter-year boat race during the last Bar Night, are you ready for the 4th event of the CivSoc Olympics ?

This time, it's Ping-Pong and Petanque on Queen's Lawn! 

Come to compete with other year groups and staff! Third year and staff are in the lead, but the CivSoc Olympics Cup could go to anyone!

If you've never heard of Petanque, come give it a try! Click here to learn this popular French sport!

And if you want to improve your Ping-Pong skills, click here!

Sign up here and see you there!


Pub Quiz

  • 26 February 2019
  • 6:00pm — 8:00pm
  • SKEM 224
Ready for Spring's Pub Quiz?
As usual, be prepared to compete with fellow students and staff, free drinks and pizza will be provided and make sure you sign up!

Industry Talk #5

  • 28 February 2019
  • 12:00pm — 1:00pm
  • SKEM 201

Sustainable designs and future environmental challenges for engineers

by Hawkins Brown Architects

Harbinder Birdi, RIBA and partner at Hawkins Brown Architects will be describing the method in which they design and construct award winning buildings whilst minimising their environmental impact. The talk will also explore how engineers can impact the design of sustainable buildings and what are the most important environmental challenges we face.

About Hawkins Brown Architects:

We are an internationally-renowned practice of over 250 award-winning architects, interior designers, urban designers and researchers. Founded in 1988, we bring a wealth of experience designing and delivering innovative and socially sustainable buildings across multiple sectors, including: education, workplace, residential, infrastructure & transport, and civic, community & culture. People are at the heart of everything we do, from our design approach to the way our studio runs. Our talented designers bring a fresh and collaborative approach to each new design challenge, creating places with personality and purpose that are well-made, well-used and well-loved.

Past Event Archive

Title Type Date
Industry Talk #3 Careers 14 February 2019 at 12:00 pm
Christmas Dinner Social 13 December 2018 at 08:00 pm
Mince Pies & Board Games Social 13 December 2018 at 12:00 pm
Pub Quiz Social 27 November 2018 at 06:00 pm
Industry Talk #2 Careers 22 November 2018 at 12:00 pm
CivSoc Olympics: Futsal Social 18 November 2018 at 05:00 pm
Night of Engineering Philosophy Social 13 November 2018 at 06:00 pm
Industry Talk Careers 1 November 2018 at 12:00 pm
NCE Question Time Panel Social 29 October 2018 at 05:30 pm
Career's Fair Careers 23 October 2018 at 05:00 pm

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