The Westcliff Schools Engineering Forum

On Thursday 8th July 2010 I was at Westcliff High School for Girls to present at their Engineering Forum.  The forum is an anuual event with the aim of encouraging students into careers in the various engineering disciplines.  I was there both as a Professional Civil Engineer and in my capacity of Chairman of the Essex …

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Essex is a little smaller today

30 hectares smaller to be precise. Approximately 16,000 tons of earth has been moved to form a 300m breach in the existing Thames flood defence at Mucking Flats in Essex.  The breach allows a 30 hectare area of existing farmland to flood on the incoming tides which will eventually create a new area of mudflat …

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 …

ASE Conference

I will be speaking tomorrow at the Association for Science Education Eastern Region annual conference.  The conference is being held at Stewards School in Harlow and I shall be speaking in my capacity as Chairman of the Essex branch of the Institution of Civil Engineers on the topic of the West Point Bridge Design Challenge …