Temporary Encapsulation Structure for HS2

RDG was commissioned to provide a design solution for exhumation works at St. James’ Garden, London Euston. The temporary roof was to provide a weatherproof cover for archaeologists and the operatives to carry out works beneath it.

The roof itself is a multi-span duo-pitch roof with a footprint of approximately 130m x 75m, supported below by bespoke spine beams. The whole structure is supported on 15 steel towers providing obstruction free space beneath. The roof structure has been designed to enable a sliding motion on the supporting beams.

The talk will discuss in detail as to why this approach was taken, other technical challenges faced, and the solutions and innovations in design and consideration used to overcome them.

Ray Gold BEng CEng MICE | Director at RDG Engineering
Ray is the founder and Managing Director of RDG Engineering and is responsible for driving the business in the UK and internationally. Over the past 45 years’ he has developed a detailed knowledge of engineering design and delivered a great many innovative civil, structural and mechanical projects throughout the world. Ray has a remarkable enthusiasm for developing the unusual and is keen to act as a mentor to broaden the knowledge and experience of other engineers within the company. He has gained his chartership from IStructE and has won the Graham Wood Prize for structural engineering.

Pooja Shah MSc | Strucutural Engineer at RDG Engineering
Pooja joined RDG Engineering as an intern in 2016 and is now an active member of the engineering team. She is responsible for providing design solutions for structural and civil projects and shows great enthusiasm in developing her skills. Pooja acts as a liaison between the RDG and various professional and academic institutions. She has received a master’s degree in Civil Engineering Structures from City University of London with distinction and is currently pursuing a chartership with IStructE. She is also vice Chair for the IStructE Young members Group, London, for 2019.

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18:00 Tea and coffee for 18:20 start, 19:30

Free for members and non-members

Institution of Structural Engineers HQ, 47-58 Bastwick St, London EC1V 3PS

Ray Gold BEng CEng MICE, Director. Pooja Shah MSc, Structural Engineer

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RDG Engineering

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Simon Leung

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