Inaugural event deliberating Deflections in Concrete

Published: 11/10/2012

With the recent formalisation of an already established agreement with the UK group of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fibUK), the Institution of Structural Engineers is holding an inaugural event with fibUK at Institution Headquarters.

The event will celebrate the life and work of Professor Andrew Beeby with a down-to-earth evening reflecting on deflections in concrete.
 
The three speakers consist of Robin Whittle who will speak about the origins and discoveries of a research project focusing on the long-term stiffening effects of concrete. Dr Richard Scott will discuss a test programme conducted on the sixth floor of a full-scale reinforced concrete building while Dr Robert Vollum will provide discourse on a paper which examines how long term deflections in slabs are affected by various factors.
 
The event is a wonderful start to the newly confirmed agreement with Institution CEO Martin Powell (pictured left with fibUK Chairman Steve Denton) declaring:
 
“Supporting technical exchange is one of the cornerstones of professional bodies and this agreement is both practical and enriching for the members of both organisations.”
 
Under the agreement, the Institution is to act as the group convener and provide secretariat services to the fibUK group. Whilst the partnership is UK based, the Institution of Structural Engineers encourages members throughout the world to have involvement.
 
Further information about the agreement can be found here.
 
The evening talk, held from 6pm to 8pm on 29 November, is free to attend but registration is required so to book your place, please contact the events team:
 
events@istructe.org

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