Published: 21 June 2018

Challenging, rewarding, inspiring

Case Studies, Education, Timber, Women Engineers

April Shackley and Jade Purdy are Design Engineers at AKT II. This year they worked with engineering education initiative, ScaleRule, to manage the Next Generation Design challenge - which sees London schoolchildren design and build a Pavilion for display in London. The pavilion is featuring in 2018 as part of the London Festival of Architecture. April explains more.

 

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Published: 07 June 2018

Making things and solving problems

Bridges, Education, London, Women Engineers

Andrew McFadden and Megan Greig are structural engineers based at AKTII’s London headquarters. On 9 June they’re taking part in Open House Families, inspiring a new generation of city-shapers with their Straw-ctural Engineering Challenge. Here they explain more.



 

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Published: 14 May 2018

Designing things that matter

Education, Making a difference, Women Engineers

Angeliki Palla is a member of the Institution’s London Young Members Group. Recently she visited Stebon School in East London to give a talk to children about the amazing scope of structural engineering careers. Here she discusses the talk – how it inspired both her and the children.

 

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Published: 12 October 2017

The Eiffel Tower of Viaducts

Bridges, Structural Awards, Structural Heritage, Women Engineers

A project to rejuvenate the Makatote railway viaduct has been shortlisted for The Structural Awards 2017. Institution Fellow, Sulo Shanmuganathan, explains the unique challenges faced by her team.

 

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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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