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Raincatcher: A First-Hand Account

Posted on by Peter Nugent

The following article was written by Hannah Riordan.

Imperial ratio in a foreign country? You bet!
Imperial ratio in a foreign country? You bet!

The dry season in the region of Tabora, western Tanzania can last up to 8 months, often leaving the locals with no other option than to buy water or collect it from nearby wells. This inconvenient situation results in large amount of infections by water-borne diseases.

In 2009, an ambitious team of engineering undergraduates (including some of our very own department!) was sent out to the area to construct sustainable rainwater storage tanks using local resources, while engaging the...

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Building Information Modelling Study Group

Posted on by Peter Nugent

The following is a guest article by Han-Jung Kuo and Xi Liu.

BIM Study Group Professors, lectures, industry speakers and students
BIM Study Group Professors, lectures, industry speakers and students

As BIM is a revolutionized technology revolution for the construction industry, more and more clients begin to require BIM on jobs. BIM has become a valuable skill for engineering students, which can make you stand out from the crowd. With the desire to bridge the gap between knowledge and practical need, we provide a platform for all the BIM fans in ICL to study and support each other in learning about BIM, at the same time, transferring the knowledge among...

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El Salvador

Posted on by Peter Nugent

This summer, the annual El Salvador Project saw a team of 10 Imperial College students once again embark on a journey to Central America. Their mission this time was to upgrade a set of houses constructed in 2008 that, following a structural analysis by the engineering consultancy ARUP, were deemed to be dangerously unstable under certain seismic conditions. El Salvador being a seismically active part of the world meant that a retrofit was in order.

Such hipster civil engineers
Such hipster civil engineers

The retrofit was initially trialed in 2011 in a small village in El Salvador known as Costa Rica (confusing, we...

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Imperial College Rail Society

Posted on by Peter Nugent

The following is a guest article by Stephen Rose, Edward Courtnell, Philippe Rival, and Viktor Ting.

Wales sans sheep
Wales sans sheep

Our society links enthusiastic Imperial College students with the rail and transport industry in the UK.

We provide a great stepping-stone to a career in the sector! We have links to big names in the industry, some of which were members of this very club, so you would be hard pressed to find a better way to jump-start your career!

 

  • We lead expeditions across the UK and work with charity organisations to help construct new railway infrastructure.

 

 

  • We...

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Civ Eng Builds Hydro Power in Rwanda

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The following is a guest article by Matthew Wood.

Before We Arrived.....Peace and Tranquillity
Before We Arrived.....Peace and Tranquillity

4th June 2012, Marriott Kensington hotel, after polishing off several bottles of mediocre wine at the CivSoc ball there is a sudden realisation that in less than two days we depart for Africa. More specifically Rwanda, the location of the atrocious 1994 genocides, in order to construct a hydro electric power system that will provide lighting, mobile phone charging and low wattage appliance use to more than 150 villagers. These basic facilities we take for granted, but in an area where children...

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