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 …

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Designing Resilience in Public Spaces

Peter Hawkins – Counter Terrorism Security Advisor (CTSA) Supervisor in the Protective Services Command of Norfolk Constabulary - gave an excellent talk on designing resilience in public spaces last night (4th November).  Given to a joint audience of civil and structural engineering members of ICE and IStructE, the event was held at the usual ICE …

ICE Summer Cycle – Almost Final Details…

Regular readers and occasional visitors alike will have seen my previous posts about the possibility of a Institution Of Civil Engineers social summer bicycle ride through the lanes of Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.  We have decided that this cycle will go ahead on Sunday 7th July 2013 starting at 9am in historic Stansted Mountfitchet and returning to …

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 …