HID Panel members Al Norris, Seb Kamiski, Raja Narwari and Suzie Cooper joined Siti Jamaludin, Johannes Whittam and co-chairs David Knight and Julia Ratcliffe to share their experiences and insight.
The panellists came from a variety of backgrounds – with some working full time in the sector from the UK or overseas and others volunteering alongside their UK based jobs – and illustrated the wide range of roles that a structural engineer might fulfil in this sector. Discussions covered the understanding, skills, and attitudes to work effectively in this field and how they might be developed in more traditional early-career settings and through self-guided learning. The informal setting permitted a fascinating and open discussion around the challenges and opportunities of working in the sector.
There was great engagement by all, and conversations continued into the evening – and it is hoped that this can become a regular event.
More information on the panellists can be found here.