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 …

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 the day and was ably assisted by Laing O'Rourke graduate engineer Matthew (Matt) Fitch.  We …

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 Brynmawr to Tredegar that Carillion and ARUP are jointly working on.  The project soon goes …

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 …