Connaught Tunnel Crossrail Works

I recently managed to organise myself a visit to the C315 Connaught Tunnel Crossrail Project in East London to see first-hand how the works are progressing. The works are being carried out by Taylor Woodrow – the UK Construction arm of VINCI PLC for Client Crossrail. The project involves modifying a disused Victorian railway tunnel …

Potholes

A quick rant about potholes or to be more accurate - highway surface defects.  This is a big issue which I have my own views on generally but a specific issue locally on a street near my home which is a principal route I use when cycling in the area.  There are loads of other …

Graduates Communicating

Tuesday saw me at the Institution of Civil Engineers East of England graduates Communications Competition held at the Harry Potteresque Engineering Department of Cambridge University.  The competition sees teams of graduate civil engineers presenting on one of five prescribed scenarios as if at a public meeting.  I was pleased to see two teams there from …

ASE Conference

Today I was at the Association for Science Education Eastern Region annual conference which was held at Stewards School in Harlow.  I was there in my capacity as Chairman of the Essex branch committee of the Institution of Civil Engineers and I was due to speak to delegates in the 1st breakout session from 11am …