7 April 202018:00 - 19:30
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The Newquay Harper Footbridge project, by Free4m Consulting, won the 2019 Structural Award for Structural Heritage. It was praised by judges for a minimalist approach underpinned by detailed research and sound engineering judgement.
Tony Parasram FIStructE, Director of Free4m, will use this online lecture to explore all aspects of minimal intervention:
This lecture is aimed at professionally registered engineers who are:
Tony Parasram has over 25 years consultancy experience serving clients in the public, private and developer sector. A director of the award winning Free4m Consulting, he is also director of Free4m International and Free4m Lighting, bringing a unique perspective blending structural engineering, civil engineering and asset management.
A fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers, Tony sits on the Structural Futures and Design Practice Committees, and is Chair of the Sustainability Panel.
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IStructE joins 27 other professional bodies in pledge to tackle climate change
The award recognises Mike's infectious enthusiasm and curiosity for structural engineering and his passion and leadership in responding to the challenges of climate change.
Entry criteria have been revised in the light of the climate emergency, asking every submission to clearly demonstrate its sustainability credentials.
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Matthew Gilbert and Paul Shepherd outline new methods developed as part of the UK government-funded BUILD-OPT research project, and how these can be applied to a range of design projects.
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Structural designers’ efforts to reduce environmental impacts traditionally consist of developing systems that minimise material quantities or use low-impact materials. A third strategy is currently (re)emerging: the reuse of structural components over multiple service lives and in new layouts.