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October 2018

IABSE Visits – Wimbledon Court 1 Roof

02/10/2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

IABSE Study Tour: Greece

12/10/2018 - 14/10/2018
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We are pleased to announce our next study tour to Greece from Friday, 12th to Sunday, 14th of October 2018. We will spend a long weekend to visit some of the most distinguished and multi-award winning buildings and bridges in the country, being accompanied by renowned Academics and Professionals. Some of these include: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Rion-Antirion Bridge, Olympic Stadium and the Acropolis, among others and to taste delicious Greek food. Owing to the popularity of this type of trips,…

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Young Professionals Paper Prize


Deadline extended: 18th October 2018. Early career architects, engineers and designers (expected to be under 35 and based in the UK) are invited to submit a single author paper for judging for the new IABSE British Group Paper Prize. Shortlisted authors will be invited to the IABSE Milne medal dinner. The winner of the paper competition will be awarded with a contribution of £400 towards participation and travel to an upcoming IABSE international conference in 2019. Winner and runner up…

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November 2018

Milne Medal Lecture 2018

13/11/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New IStructE Headquarters, 43-57 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PS United Kingdom
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The British Group of IABSE is pleased to announce that this year's winner of the coveted Milne Medal is John Parker, Director of Building Structures at WSP in the UK. The Milne Medal is awarded to an individual engineer for excellence in structural design, both in the overall concept and in the attention to detail in their work. The award is named in recognition of the late Bob Milne who served for many years as the Honorary Secretary of the…

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December 2018

Adaptable structures – what really is serviceability?

05/12/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New IStructE Headquarters, 43-57 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PS United Kingdom
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Since 1975, the British Group of IABSE has held a two day colloquium in Cambridge every summer for about 25 invited participants. The purpose of the event is to exchange views on a structural engineering theme of topical importance. The Institution’s Structural Futures Committee, in conjunction with the IABSE British Group are hosting a discussion based on the theme of this year’s Henderson Colloquium: 'Adaptable structures - what really is serviceability?' The debate will focus on the leading issues raised including…

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March 2019

IABSE BG – Journey to Success London 2019

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Garrison Pub, 99-101 Bermondsey St
London, SE1 3XB United Kingdom
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Join us for an informal evening of discussion and debate about how to make a successful career in engineering. This is an opportunity to hear leading figures from industry reflecting back on their career and sharing their own personal story about their journey to success. The panel discussion will be followed by an informal mentoring session and drinks. Panellists: Ian Firth - IABSE British Group Chairman, COWI Alejandro Domingo – Principal Engineer, Arcadis David Knight – Design Director, Cake Industries Tom Wilne – Stations…

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April 2019

IStructE: Conceptual Design of Bridges

April 2 - April 3

British Group chair Ian Firth (COWI) and IABSE member Martin Knight (Knight Architects) will be running a two day course on the conceptual design of bridges. The course helps engineers gain an appreciation of the process of conceptual design for bridges, in terms of both selecting a structural form to suit the constraints of a site and arranging materials and components to meet the demands of the structure in an elegant and logical way. The course is aimed at all…

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Future of Design Birmingham 2019

April 12
IET Birmingham: Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street
Birmingham City Centre, B1 2NP United Kingdom
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We are delighted to welcome you to Future of Design Birmingham 2019, a full-day conference and dinner in Birmingham aimed at promoting innovation and inspiring the designers of the future. This is the fourteenth Future of Design Conference organised by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) British Group. The day will consist of engaging and thought provoking talks from a variety of keynote speakers and paper competition winners, interactive workshops, a discussion panel focused around future of cities and plenty of networking opportunities throughout the day. The…

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IABSE Visits – Clifton Suspension Bridge Tour

April 26 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol , BS8 United Kingdom + Google Map

The British Group of IABSE is organising an afternoon tour of Clifton Suspension Bridge, which will be led by the Bridgemaster Trish Johnson and John Rees of COWI. Delegates will learn how the difficult balance of preserving the bridge’s heritage whilst maintaining current functional and maintenance standards has been achieved on this awe-inspiring bridge across the Avon Gorge, designed by I.K. Brunel and completed in 1864. The visit will proceed from the Visitor Centre on the Leigh Woods side of…

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May 2019

IABSE Annual Lecture 2019 and Thames Boat Tour

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
IStructE Headquarters, 47-58 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PS United Kingdom
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Description This Year's IABSE Annual Lecture is a special one; we'll firstly be treated to a Lecture by Guy Nordenson, entitled "What We Do", followed by dinner aboard a boat on the Thames! “What We Do”, Guy Nordenson “This then is the engineer’s principal destructive weakness, to play Iago to the architect, or indeed to another engineer, Othello.” – Peter Rice 1992 The role of the structural engineer today bears similarities to that diagnosed by Peter Rice near the end…

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