Engineering Games – Highlights of a career in Sports Structures

Nick Ling has spent over 15 years designing structures for stadia and sports buildings. From community stadia to Olympic facilities, he will present an overview of some of the challenges he’s overcome to help deliver these grand expressions of structure. He will cover important issues related to the design of long span roofs, seating tier dynamics and temporary structures, and which country provides the best working lunch.

Nick is a Director at Mott MacDonald based in London. A Chartered Structural Engineer and a graduate of the University of Bath, he has worked for 25 years in building design including designing education, cultural and transport projects. His stadia work began on the rebuild of the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon for the Euro 2004 Cup, closely followed by Santiago Calatrava's 300m span roof over the Athens Olympic Stadium. From 2007 he was lead engineering designer for the 12,000 seat Basketball Arena for the London Olympics and took on the same role for Liverpool FC's Main Stand expansion at Anfield.
His presentation will cover these and other high profile projects in what should be a fascinating talk about these very public and emotive buildings.

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University of Southampton, Lanchester Building, SO17 1BJ

Nick Ling

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Mott MacDonald

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Pinelopi Papathanasiou

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Tea and sandwiches available from 17:45

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