Published: 20 July 2017

Bridge building with young engineers

Bridges, Careers, Education

Fifty students descended upon Coventry University this month, to participate in a structural engineering course organised by educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust, and sponsored by the Institution.​

 

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Published: 23 June 2017

Using brain power to make the world a better place

Careers, Education, Women Engineers

Kate Leighton of AECOM has been a structural engineer since 2004. She is Chair of the Institution’s Wales Regional Group and was presented with a Service Award this month to recognise her outstanding efforts in that role. For Women in Engineering Day she discusses her career, motherhood, structural engineering and why we need more women engineers.

 

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Published: 23 May 2017

Clerkenwell students create Pavilion for #CDW2017

Careers, Education, Pavilion

Last year members of the Institution worked with Clerkenwell schoolchildren to design a Design Pavilion for Clerkenwell Design Week, as part of their Scale Rule education initiative. This year they have worked with local schools again, producing another amazing Pavilion design. Here the structural engineers behind the project, all workers at AKT II, discuss this year’s winner and their ambitions for the future.

 

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Published: 06 February 2017

Top 5 reasons to be a Structural Engineer

Bridges, Careers, Education, Making a difference, Skyscrapers

Institution Member, David Knight, (31) is a structural engineer with engineering consultancy, COWI. He has helped design amazing projects around the world, like the Philippine Arena in Manilla, the West Kowloon Terminus building in Hong Kong and the Greenwich Reach Swing Bridge in London. Here he gives five reasons why structural engineering makes a great career.

 

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Published: 02 August 2016

Young engineers take over Institution HQ

Careers, Women Engineers

Rosie Goldrick, 28, is a structural engineer at Atkins, where she has been working on the Tottenham Court Road and Farringdon Crossrail stations. Here she reviews the recent Young Engineers Conference at Institution HQ, which she helped organise.



 

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