East Anglia Regional Group AGM and talk on expert witness cases
Date & Time

7 December 2020
18:00 - 20:00 GMT

Price
Free
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East Anglia Regional Group AGM and talk on expert witness cases

Date & Time

7 December 2020
18:00 - 20:00 GMT

Price
Free

Availability ONLINE ONLY

The East Anglia Regional Group Annual General Meeting followed by talks from the President, Don McQuillan and Deputy Chief Executive, Darren Byrne.

The evening will commence at 18:00 with the East Anglia Regional Group AGM this will include Chairman’s report, Treasurer’s report, Young Members report, SG & AM report and election of new committee members.

This will be followed at 19:00 by a technical talk from the current IStructE President, Don McQuillan, and an update on IStructE matters from the Deputy Chief Executive, Darren Byrne.

Practicing the art of structural engineering – i.e. designing elegantly, efficiently and economically, is one thing.  Doing it competently and safely – and avoiding the pitfalls and bear traps, and staying in business – is quite another matter because things do go wrong.

This presentation is based on an analysis of several hundred Expert Witness reports done in the last 20 years. It highlights themes and trends, and deals with recurring issues and lessons to be learned.

The presentation concludes with the emphasis on the costs incurred when something goes wrong and how the only winner is the legal profession. It emphasises the need for increasing competence.

Speakers

Mark Weston MIStructE, Director at JMS Consulting Engineers, and Chairman of the East Anglia Regional Group

Professor Don McQuillan FIStructE, 100th President of the Institution of Structural Engineers

Don is a director of RPS, a global energy resources and environmental consultancy. He specialises in project managing multidisciplinary projects and in structural and forensic engineering.

Don was first elected to Council in 1989 and has since been involved at HQ particularly with the development of The Structural Engineer, serving on the Editorial Advisory Group until recently.

He has authored many technical papers, some award winning. Don is also a RAE Visiting Professor at Queen’s University Belfast. He is passionate about mentoring younger engineers, providing technical support and guidance to members and promoting the Institution as the world leader in structural engineering.

Darren Byrne, Deputy Chief Executive of IStructE

Additional Attendee Information

The event will provide attendees with Continuing Professional Development.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

Name - Tom Morris

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