Author: G. Masterton
2 July 2018
I am pleased to have been asked to contribute a foreword to this timely publication. As work on the Crossrail programme comes to a conclusion and we pass the baton of largest infrastructure project in Europe to High Speed 2, this is a valuable collection of insights into the design and construction process for the structural elements of the programme. Crossrail has always been committed to sharing lessons learned, embodied most effectively in our Learning Legacy initiative, through which we have published many examples of insight and good practice on a dedicated website.
Michael Dickson, Past President of the Institution, passed away on Monday 28 May 2018 after a battle with cancer. An inspirational man in so many ways, he was one of the great leaders, thinkers and mentors in our profession.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Institution’s People and Papers Awards 2018, which were presented at a luncheon held at Church House in Westminster, London on Thursday 7 June. The Awards recognise outstanding contributions to structural engineering and to Institution life, through innovative educational initiatives, papers published in The Structural Engineer and Structures , lectures, regional group activity, and much more. They cover the whole range of Institution life, from outstanding young professionals to those recognised for a lifetime of achievement and service.