Published: 17 October 2018

Learning from natural disasters: EEFIT’s new report on the 2016 Ecuador earthquakes

EEFIT, Reports, Women Engineers

Fiona Hughes participated in an EEFIT mission to Ecuador. Here she describes her part in the mission and the significance of a new report.

 

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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: 19 February 2018

Five actions structural engineers can take to design more sustainably

Glass, Steel, Sustainability, Women Engineers

Laura Kirk, an engineer for Cundall, discusses One Planet Living, an initiative that encourages sustainability, and explores what structural engineers can do to build in a more sustainable way.

 

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