Category Archives: Schools

Bridge Collapse at the Big Bang Fair

Yesterday I was at University of Essex in Colchester supporting the local Big Bang fair representing the Institution of Civil Engineers.  The event was more careers fair than the big STEM event of last year but over four sessions I … Continue reading

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Inspiring future engineers at Belfairs Academy

A couple of weeks ago I spent the day at my daughters school – Belfairs Academy in Westcliff – supporting their careers fair.  I was there in my capacity as a STEM Ambassador / Chartered Civil Engineer representing the industry as a whole … Continue reading

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Southend Connexions 2012

ICE Essex recently supported a careers fair for Southend 13-19 students held at the Southend Connexions centre in Shoeburyness.  It was a full day affair with students bussed in from the many schools in the area.  I was there for … Continue reading

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Heads of the Valley

Went to Cardiff yesterday on the train.  Went to talk BIM with some of our (Carillion) chaps and some clever bods from ARUP. Learned a bit about the A465 Heads of the Valley dualling project and more specifically Section 3 … Continue reading

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Dramatic Bridge Collapse in Colchester

ICE Ambassadors recently supported the Colchester Careers Convention that was held at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in Colchester.  As part of that event we demonstrated some bridge design software for the home and did a load test to destruction … Continue reading

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Colchester Careers Convention

November started in style this year with a brilliant careers convention held at the Weston Homes Community Stadium north of Colchester.  The event was organised by the Colchester 14-19 action group and I was there with other ICE members to … Continue reading

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How many chocolate bars…

So here we go.  A little competition for you engineers and non-engineers alike.  There is no prize – just a smug feeling of getting the answer right – assuming you do. Basically, I have made a paper bridge to use … Continue reading

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