Published: 29 September 2016

Exploiting nature’s engineering 

Structural Awards, Sustainability, Timber, Women Engineers

Structural Awards 2016 Shortlist Focus: Graduate Member, Coco van Egeraat, has been a structural engineer for three years, since graduating from Imperial College in September 2013. Here she discusses what inspired her to become an engineer, and her work on the Woodchip Barn - a student project to design and build a structure that exploits the natural strength of Beech trees’ Y shaped fork junctions. The project has been shortlisted in The Structural Awards 2016 ‘Sustainability’ category.


 

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Published: 26 September 2016

Bridges: the essence of structural engineering

Bridges, Women Engineers

Structural Awards 2016 Shortlist Focus: Katalin Andrasi has been an engineer specialising in bridges for 18 years. Here she discusses her work on the new footbridge at Harlech Castle, one of the finest surviving 13th century military castles in Britain. The new pedestrian crossing, which allows visitors to follow the path of the original draw-bridge, is shortlisted in The Structural Awards 2016 “Pedestrian Bridges” category.

 

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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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Published: 26 July 2016

What we look for in graduates

Careers, Education, Women Engineers

Michelle McDowell, who leads the civil and structural engineering group at BDP, will speak at our Academic Conference in September. Here she outlines what BDP looks for when recruiting young engineers.



 

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Published: 11 July 2016

Lifetime achievement

Careers, Women Engineers

Jenny Cornwell, a member of the Institution for over 40 years, won our 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Here she discusses her career and changing opportunities for women engineers.

 

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