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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, and is named in recognition of the late Bob Milne, who served for many years as the Honorary Secretary of the IABSE British Group.
This year, we are delighted to award the Milne Medal to Margaret Cooke of Integral Engineering Design, who’s lecture “Less is More” will be broadcast online on the 9th November.
As we head towards 2050 we need to build less and re-use more. This requires a fundamental shift in how we work, in the training of engineers, in clever use of existing buildings, materials and components. We will also need to change the way we value our work: how do we articulate our worth when no repair or change is necessary? How do we persuade clients that it takes courage and real expertise to say that an existing structure has sufficient integrity?
Margaret Cooke has been working with existing buildings for nearly 30 years and is Conservation Accredited. She is one of the founding Directors of Integral Engineering Design where the worlds of new build, conservation, reuse and sustainability are inextricably linked. She is a passionate advocate of the “minimum intervention” approach to engineering.
The lecture will be on Zoom; joining details will be made available closer to the event. Please sign up here to receive the details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iabse-milne-medal-tickets-189749043497