13 November 202318:00 for 18:30
Lecture Theatre M, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH
View on Google Maps
Fixings are the smallest structural components of a building, yet they are as important as the major components such as the foundations. This fact is often overlooked, and they can be incorrectly specified, or, sometimes, not specified at all by the designer. This can result in the wrong fixings being used. When this happens the building is, at best, not constructed correctly, premature and / or major maintenance and / or repair may be required, and in the worst case scenario, a part or parts of the building may collapse or have to be demolished.
The presentation covers the commonly used types of fixings and includes wooden 'pegs' or 'dowels', nails, screws, bolts, rivets, and mechanical, chemical and cementitious fixings. The importance of dissimilar metals and electro-chemical corrosion is explained in some detail.
The presentation is directed towards the inspection of existing buildings, which may be of any age or type. It is also useful to people who design new buildings, extensions, alterations, and the refurbishment of buildings
Chris Shaw FIStructE
Chris Shaw is a Consultant Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer who has many years of experience in a wide variety of projects. His specialities include innovation, sustainability, expert witness work and forensic engineering.
Chris developed the technique of differential incremental jacking, which he used for restoring old masonry walls, floors and roofs on projects for more than 30 years. The application of this method enabled the restoration of a Grade II* Listed Structure, which is part of a Scheduled Ancient Monument on the site of the Royal Castle and Palace at Guildford. The project was nominated for The Institution of Structural Engineers Sir Arnold Waters Medal and won the local Branch Award and Prize.
AttendingPlease come along and meet at 18.00 for sandwiches and beverages and the talk will commence at 18.30.CPD qualifierThis presentation will qualify for one and a half hours of CPD and is recognised by the Institution.ParkingCar parks are free on the University’s campus after 18:00.
Email - [email protected]
Name - Eddie Bromhead
An essential course for any IStructE Graduate Members compiling their IPD portfolio and preparing for their PRI interview.
This talk will look at the six degrees of motion and how they can be applied to allow navigation and traffic to pass through/across.
A technical lecture on steel additive manufacturing construction.
A technical lecture on the design and installation of a new highway bridge taking the A533 over the M56 motorway.
This talk will be the follow up of previous presentations by Dr Mehdi Khabbazan devoted to the subject of seismic engineering.
Professor Proske will give an online talk on bridge collapses: frequencies, trends, and causes.
Join us for an evening of fine dining and an opportunity to meet the President of the Institution, Matt Byatt.
A technical lecture on the refurbishment of a Grade II listed concert venue by the resident engineer.
An informal group, no agenda, an open space to explore all matters sustainability.