Inspiring Women, Building Britain

On Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of joining around 150 students, parents and industry figures at the second annual Taylor Woodrow Inspiration Lecture held in the grand surroundings of One Great George Street in Westminster - the home of The Institution of Civil Engineers. The theme of this years lecture - intended to put …

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 but I was also representing my employer Taylor Woodrow and the wider Vinci group. It was a …

Demolition, Deconstruction and Dismantling with McGee Group

ICE and IStructE members and guests in Essex were treated to a fascinating lecture last night on all things Demolition, Deconstruction, and Dismantling.  The lecture - given by McGee Group Director Paul Bland and Head of Demolition Nick Taylor - covered all aspects of building demolition and was augmented with examples from their extensive portfolio …

One Tower Bridge

My new daily commute involves a leisurely stroll across London's Tower Bridge from Fenchurch Street Station to Tanner Street.  In doing so I pass by - at high level - the construction site for the new One Tower Bridge development.  I am going to be doing this for a few months so it will afford me …