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After graduatingfrom Cambridge, Jo da Silva spent a year living in India before joining Ove Arup & Partners where she has spent the last 5 years working as a structural engineer. She spent 18 months in Hong Kong designing the Terminal Building for the new airport with architect Sir Norman Foster & Partners. Currently, she is part of a team investigating the NATM collapse at Heathrow Airport and is also refurbishing a Victorian boathouse in London. She received the ‘Young Consulting Engineer of the Year Award 1995’. She has been a member of RedR for 4 years and is also on RedR's Management Committee. Friday afternoon, 29 April 1994. The yellow ‘post it’ note stuck to my telephone simply said ‘call RedR’. Ten days later I was in Tanzania working for the Irish Aid Agency CONCERN, helping tens of thousands of refugees who had fled the massacres taking place in Rwanda.I was located in Karagwe District, possibly the remotest corner of Tanzania, sandwiched between Lake Victoria, Uganda and Rwanda. J. da Silva
Mr R. J. M. Sutherland (F) What struck me at the end is that no new ideas are coming out of calculation. Is not that what you are saying? I have been trying to think of some new ideas that derive from mathematics rather than from concepts relating to the way things have worked. Can you think of any?
Fresh impetus is being imparted by both Government and industry in a field of policy that construction has in the past found difficult to resolve - how to fund an expanding programme of innovation, research and development. John D. Allen