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Institute of Structural Engineers Newsletter 2019

You can now view our Newsletter 2019 here

Evening Lecture: Design of Baha’i Temple, Santiago, Chile

Opened in September 2016, the Baha’i Temple north of Santiago, Chile, is the eighth and final continental “mother temple” of the Baha’i faith. The vision of architect Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto, was to create an inspirational “temple of light”.  As a member of the design team, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger was structural engineering and cladding consultant.

Achieving Hariri’s vision posed many challenges.  The project is located in a high seismic zone in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The exterior cladding uses custom slumped borosilicate glass panels developed specifically for this project. The combination of new materials in a high seismic environment required advanced performance-based design, seismic base isolation, extensive computer simulation of structural reliability, and comprehensive testing in SGH’s laboratories to characterize the performance and durability of the novel materials.

The Temple has won numerous awards for architecture and engineering including the Institution of Structural Engineers Award for Structural Artistry in 2017.

Date: Monday May 20th 2019

Time: 18:30

Venue: 2037, SL ROBERT EMMET THEATRE (A), Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin

Speaker: Glenn R. Bell is a Senior Principal of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) a structural engineering firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Full Details on our Flyer

Video of the presentation can be seen below

Evening Lecture: Design and Construction of the Northern Spire Bridge Sunderland

A joint lecture arranged by Engineers Ireland and the RoI Branch of the IStructE

The Northern Spire is a landmark new bridge dominating Sunderland’s skyline, which opened in August 2018. It is central to a new strategic road linking the A19 to Sunderland city centre and Port of Sunderland, United Kingdom. The innovative project has raised the profile of civil engineering both in the UK and internationally. The 105m A-frame pylon was transported by sea and river to site, before being raised into position during a carefully orchestrated two-day operation. The 330m deck was built alongside and launched across the river. It has been commissioned and overseen by Sunderland City Council. The £117 million project was funded by the UK Government and Sunderland City Council. In May 2015, the Council awarded the main construction contract to FVB, an international joint venture set up by Farrans Construction and Victor Buyck Steel Construction and the Design Joint Venture of Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers and BuroHappold Engineering.

 

Date: Monday May 13th 2019

Time: 18:30

Venue: Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

Speakers:

Simon Fryer, Chartered Engineer, MEng CEng MICE MIStructE, is a Technical Director of BuroHappold Engineering with over 30 years’ experience in the design of international bridge projects.

Tony Dempsey, Chartered Engineer, BA BAI PhD CEng, is a Director of Roughan and O’Donovan and has over 25 years’ experience on the design of international bridge projects.

Stephen McCaffrey, Chartered Engineer, BEng CEng FICE MIEI CMgr MCMI was the Project Director for the Construction Joint Venture, Farrans – Victor Buyck.

Full Details on our Flyer

 

Evening Lecture: New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium


The presentation describes aspects of the structural design for the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium and explores the use of precast and post-tensioned concrete and fabricated steel in a number of applications and how these solutions effectively combine to create a high quality, visually
stunning product that is sure to delight the fans.

 

Date: Tuesday April 30th 2019

Time: 18:30

Venue: Jonathan Swift Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin

Speaker: Spencer Robinson CEng MICE, CEng MIStructE

Full Details on our Flyer

Evening Lecture: Design and Construction of the British Airways i360 Viewing Tower in Brighton – the World’s Most Slender Tower

The British Airways i360 Viewing Tower at Brighton is 162m high and only 3.9m in diameter – it is the world’s tallest moving observation tower and was officially recognised as the “World’s most slender tower” by Guinness World Records.  It was completed in early August 2016 and has already carried almost 1 million passengers.  This is a unique opportunity to hear the inside story of this £48 million project from the first design proposals (back in 2005), the detailed design, through to the construction work on site, and the operating arrangements.  The steel tower has been designed with two novel structural systems to mitigate any dynamic responses during high winds and was erected, without the use of a crane, by a unique “top-down” jacking method specially designed for this project.

 

Date: Tuesday 9th 2019, 6.30pm

Time: 18:30 (Tea/Coffee from 18:00)

Venue: TU Dublin, Bolton Street, Michael O’Donnell Theatre (Room 259)

Speaker:Dr. John Roberts, Past-President IStructE

Full Details on our Flyer

 

Recording of the lecture can be seen:

Evening Lecture: Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical engineering has seen a rapid growth of interest in risk assessment methodologies. This seems a logical evolution, since soils and rocks are among the most variable of all engineering materials, and geotechnical engineers must often make do with materials they are dealt with at any particular site. A probabilistic analysis may lead to a “probability of failure”, as opposed to the traditional “factor of safety”, representing a fundamental shift in the way engineers need to think about the suitability of their designs. The seminar will review some of the benefits and potential pitfalls of these different approaches and describe some introductory methods of probabilistic analysis.

Date: Thursday March 7th 2019, 6.30pm

Time: 18:30 (Tea/Coffee from 18:00)

Venue: TU Dublin, Bolton Street, Michael O’Donnell Theatre (Room 259)

Speaker: Dr. John Roberts, Executive Director of Operations of Jacobs

Full Details on our Flyer

Evening Lecture: Monitoring of Six Bridges for Twenty Movements of 427 tonne Superloads

With just two weeks’ notice, Monash was tasked with instrumenting and monitoring six bridges for multiple superload movements of U-trough bridge beams intended for a Level Crossing Removal Project in Melbourne to take place over 4 weeks. This project entailed multiple aspects atypical of even usual superload movements, most particularly the short time frame, the need to maintain traffic flows under the bridges, and the consideration of vandalism. In this talk, Dr. Caprani will outline the background to the project, the extraordinarily compressed timeframe, and the structural health monitoring solutions for each bridge adopted. The technical aspects of the theory and the instrumentation will be introduced.

Date: Tuesday 19th February 2019

Time: 18:30 (Tea/Coffee from 18:00)

Venue: TU Dublin (DIT), Bolton Street

Speaker: Dr. Colin Caprani, Senior Lecturer, Monash University

Full Details on our Flyer 

Video of the presentation can be seen below

Notice of ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Date: Tuesday 4th Dec 2018

Time: 17:30 – 18:00

Venue: DIT, Bolton Street Rm 251

Minutes for the 2017 AGM will be available on the day or by e-mailed request to the Honorary Secretary; Daniel.Coleman@rod.ie

The AGM will be followed by an Evening Lecture on the Design and Construction of Quay Berths 26 and 27, Dublin Port by Mr. Richard Browne of L & M Keating Ltd.

AGM Agenda

Evening Lecture: Berths 31 and 32 – Dublin Port Company

This project comprised the design & construction of 120m of quay wall incorporating two bank seats and one interchangeable linkspan. The quay wall consisted of 33m long, 1.4m diameter combi wall tubular steel piles driven through port clay with a driven tie back wall. A high capacity concrete deck, M&E installation and approaches completed this phase of the works.  The lecture presents the key challenges faced by the Contractor and innovative solutions developed to deliver these critical marine structures for the Port of Dublin.

For full details see our Flyer

Date: Tuesday 4th Dec 2018

Venue: DIT Bolton St.

Time: 18:30 (Tea/Coffee from 18:00)

Speaker: Richard Browne, Director L&M Keating Engineering Contractors

Admission FREE          Booking Not Necessary         Non-Members Welcome

Evening Lecture: Grenfell Tower Fire London – the consequences for regulation

The fire at Grenfell Tower in London was a catastrophe which resulted in the deaths of 72 people.  As welI as the legal Inquiry into the circumstances there was an Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety commissioned by government that was published in May 2018.  This Review, by Dame Judith Hackitt, found that the existing system is not fit for purpose and makes 50 recommendations for a sufficiently robust regulatory system for the future to ensure that buildings are safe.  The regulatory implications of the report will be described along with the measures that are being taken to improve safety.  Other recent major failures and fires will also be discussed.

For full details see our Flyer

Date: Tuesday 13th Nov 2018

Venue: DIT Bolton St.

Time: 18:30 (Tea/Coffee from 18:00)

Further Info: Kieran Ruane, Chartered Engineer (021) 4326595 kieran.ruane@cit.ie; Daniel Coleman, Chartered Engineer (01) 2940800 daniel.coleman@rod.ie

Video of the presentation can be seen below

One Day Seminar: The Drawing Gym

This course has been specifically developed for engineers; each attendee works from the unique Drawing Gym exercises to rapidly learn and apply techniques including axonometric, 1 and 2 point perspective, and section. The course motivates people to communicate effectively and provides a broad set of skills for expressing ideas in the design process.

For full details see our Flyer

 

DUBLIN – Friday October 19th 2018 – DIT Bolton Street

Dublin https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/drawing-gym-for-engineers-tickets-50224851884?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

CORK – Monday October 22nd 2018 – Rochestown Park Hotel

Cork      https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/drawing-gym-for-engineers-tickets-50259777347?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

For Further Information Contact:

Dublin: Henry Mullen, Chartered Engineer     henry.mullen@dit.ie

Cork: Kieran Ruane, Chartered Engineer          kieran.ruane@cit.ie     ( (021) 4326595

 

Evening Lecture: When the facts change, an Engineer must update understanding by Professor Bill Harvey

 

 

For full details see our Flyer

Date: Tuesday 11th September 2018

Venue: DIT Bolton St.

Time: 18:30 (Tea/Coffee from 18:00)

Further Info: Kieran Ruane, Chartered Engineer (086) 1938642 kieran.ruane@cit.ie

 

*Update* Recording of the presentation can be seen below

Evening Lecture: The Design and Construction of the new RCSI Education Building at York Street

In this lecture, Mr. Edward Lyons, Chartered Engineer, O’Connor Sutton Cronin Consulting Engineers (OCSC), will outline the challenges faced by the design and construction teams in the delivery of this complex and state-of-the-art facility

For full details see our Flyer

Date: Tuesday 5th June 2018

Venue: DIT Bolton St.

Time: 18:30 (Tea/Coffee from 18:00)

Further Info: Kieran Ruane, Chartered Engineer (086) 1938642 kieran.ruane@cit.ie

 

Confirmed Evening Lectures 2018

  • June 5th, Design and Construction of the Royal College of Surgeons Building at York Street.  Venue DIT – tea/coffee from 6pm. Lecture starts 6.30pm.
  • October 23rd, Structural Design of Theme Park Attractions. Annual IStructE/EI/ICS Cork lecture. Venue Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork – tea/coffee from 6pm. Lecture starts 6.30pm.
  • November 13th, Structural Safety and Failings. Venue DIT – tea/coffee from 6pm. Lecture starts 6.30pm.
  • We have a number of other Evening Lectures to be confirmed shortly for 2018.  Details will be posted shortly.

Evening Lecture: Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB’s) – Planning for 2020

This timely evening lecture will provide up-to-date information on these proposed significant changes to the Building Regulations which will be highly relevant to Structural Engineers and related professionals. Attendance is highly recommended.

For full details see our flyer

Date: Tuesday 15 May 2018

Venue: DIT Bolton St.

Time: 18:00 (Tea/Coffee from 17:30)

Further Info: Kieran Ruane, Chartered Engineer (086) 1938642 kieran.ruane@cit.ie

Further Info: Daniel Coleman, Chartered Engineer (01) 2940800 daniel.coleman@rod.ie

 

Presentations from the Evening can be downloaded here:

Youtube Video of the Presentation:

NZEB Link 1

NZEB Link 2

Chartered Membership Examination Preparation Course 2018 

The Institution of Structural Engineers’ Chartered Membership Examination tasks you with demonstrating the validity of your training and experience. Examiners must be satisfied that you have conveyed an understanding of structural engineering principles, an ability to initiate and communicate structural design and provide an effective solution to a structural design problem.

The examination is seven hours in duration. You must answer one question from a choice of five. All questions have two sections and BOTH parts of the question must be satisfactorily answered to achieve a pass.

Preparation Course 2018

The Chartered Member (CM) Prep course this year will run for 4 weeks commencing on Tuesday, 10th April 2018 in Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street from 6:00 to 9:30pm, with a short recess approximately half way through.

The dates are:
• Tuesday 10th April 2018
• Tuesday 17th April 2018
• Tuesday 24th April 2018
• Tuesday 1st May 2018

The course fee is €300 for members of the Institution and €500 for non-members.

If you are interested in participating in this course please return the booking form(linked as “further information” below) to orla.mannion@arup.com before 28 March 2018.

Further information can be downloaded by clicking here or by copying the following address into your internet browser http://www.istructe.org/istructe/regions/files/Ireland/832018165312.pdf

If you wish to respond to this email please contact orla.mannion@arup.com

Evening Lecture: The Design and Construction of Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium

In this lecture, Mr. Sean Breen, Chartered Engineer, Malachy Walsh and Partners, will outline the challenges faced by the design and construction teams in the delivery of this fantastic facility which hosted its first inter-county hurling and football championship games in the Summer of 2017.

For full details see our flyer

Date: Tuesday 6th March 2018

Venue: DIT Bolton St.

Time: 18:30, Tea/Coffee from 18:00

Further Info: Kieran Ruane, Chartered Engineer (086) 1938642 kieran.ruane@cit.ie

CPD: The Design and Selection of the correct Helical Products

Masonry Fixings and ACOL Ltd in association with Sure CPS Group will present a CPD on the design and selection of the correct Helical Products for Conservation projects

Presenters
Jonathan Thomas  Technical Director at Quickbase Foundation Systems (Engineer with 20 years experience of specifying & installing helical material)
Terry Foster  Sure CPS ( Mech Engineer with 25 years experience of specifying, installing and manufacturing helical material)

The Presentation will cover:
Influences that make buildings crack.
Identification  and assessment of the damage.
Production of helical product.
Testing.
Certification.
Advantages of helical product.
Basic Structural considerations.
Identifying the appropriate product to repair the damage.
Repair Methods.
Reference Projects.
Other related products.

The Participant will take away a better understanding of why buildings crack, identifying the reasons and having a little knowledge of what can be done to repair the damage.

 

Location: Acol site office. Rear 22 St Stephens Green Dublin 2 (Lane next to Cliff Townhouse Restaurant)

Date: Wednesday February 21, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Please register here

 

 

Seismic Summit by Engineers without Borders Ireland (EWB)

A one day gathering of internationally recognised experts in the fields of Seismic Engineering, Post‐Earthquake Reconstruction and Building Conservation

There is an Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Ireland host a one day gathering of internationally recognised experts in the field of Seismic Resistant Construction Techniques, Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Building Conservation particularly in remote and developing communities.

Venue: Wood Quay Venue, DCC Civic Offices,

Date: 14th of March in Dublin

Time: 09:00 to 15:00

Register Here

Download Seismic Summit PDF

IStructE February Newsletter

Newsletter No. 29

Contains:

  • Chairman’s Address
  • Young Members Group
  • Invite to the Annual Dinner at Trinity College
  • Design, Disasters and Development
  • Modular Construction, Low to High Rise: Some Assembly Required
  • CIT Structural Engineering Society Trip to London

Download on pdf

Technical Meeting: CHERNOBYL – NEW SAFE CONFINEMENT

The meeting will cover the background to the disaster, the Lancashire connection and the key design decisions.

Particularly it will address the construction methodology based on the environment and condition of the existing sarcophagus.

 

 

For full details see our flyer

Date: Tuesday 30th January 2018

Venue: DIT Bolton Street, Dublin

Time: Refreshments from 6pm, Lecture at 6:30

Free, All Welcome!

Evening Lecture: The Design and Construction of Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium

 

In this lecture, Mr. Sean Breen, Chartered Engineer, Malachy Walsh and Partners, will outline the challenges faced by the design and construction teams in the delivery of this fantastic facility which hosted its first inter-county hurling and football championship games in the Summer of 2017.

For full details see our Flyer

Date: Tuesday 21st November 2017

Venue: Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Time: 19:00, Tea/Coffee from 18:30

Further Info: Kieran Ruane, Chartered Engineer (086) 1938642 kieran.ruane@cit.ie

or John J. Murphy, Chartered Engineer (021) 4326741   john.justinmurphy@cit.ie

Notice of ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

Date: Tuesday 12th Dec 2017

Time: 17:30 – 18:00

Venue: DIT, Bolton Street Rm 251

Minutes for the 2016 AGM will be available on the day or by e-mailed request to the Honorary Secretary;  info@istructe.ie

Agenda Details available here

Evening Lecture: The Design and Construction of Mersey Gateway Bridge

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For full details see our Flyer

Date: Tuesday 12th Dec 2017

Time: 18:30, Tea/Coffee from 18:00

Presented by: Mr. Paul Sanders, Chartered Engineer, Director COWI

Further Info: Kieran Ruane, Chartered Engineer     (086) 1938642     kieran.ruane@cit.ie

Admission FREE          Booking Not Necessary         Non-Members Welcome

Evening Lecture: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

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Image: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

 

This talk will give a whistle-stop tour of the project, then focus in on the structural engineering innovations – from the visible to the invisible – which we hope will help the cultural center bring enjoyment and delight to the public; now, and for many years to come.

For full details see our Flyer

Date: Tuesday 26th Sept 2017

Time: 18:30

Venue: DIT, Bolton Street Rm 281

Presented by: Dr Pete Winslow CEng MIStructE

Further Info: info@istructe.ie

Admission FREE          Booking Not Necessary         Non-Members Welcome

 

 

Presentations now available on YouTube

To see our full series of presentations please visit our YouTube channel

IStructE Ireland

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Evening Lecture: Modular Construction Low to High Rise Some Assembly Required

 

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For full details see our Flyer

Date: Tuesday 9th May 2017

Time: 18:30

Venue: DIT, Bolton Street Rm 281

Presented by: Michael Hough BSc(Eng), DipStructEng, MSc, CEng, MIEI, MStructE Owner/Director MJH Structural Engineers.

Further Info: info@istructe.ie

Admission FREE          Booking Not Necessary         Non-Members Welcome

Video of the lecture can be viewed below

CPD Event Engineering Design for Safe Construction

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CPD Event 2017

Engineering Design for Safe Construction

Queen’s University Belfast – Wednesday 26th April 2017

½ day seminar organised by

The Institution of Structural Engineers Northern Ireland Regional Group

Full details can be found on our Flyer

IStructE Routes to Membership

 

Training Gym No 1: Design & Construction of Underground Concrete Structures

IStructE NI CPD 15TH FEB

The Design and Construction of Mersey Gateway Bridge

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Time: 6.30pm,

Date: Tuesday 24th January, 2017

Location: Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

Full flyer details are available here

IStructE Notice of Annual General Meeting 2016

LogoIStructELocation:   DIT Bolton Street, Room 251

Date:   Tuesday 6th December 2016

Time:   5.30pm – 6.00pm

Agenda in flyer attached

 

Evening Lecture: Engineering Victory: Structural Advances during World Wars I & II

Allan’s original paper was published in ‘The Structural Engineer’ to coincide with the 70th anniversary of VE Day. It recognises the contribution made by structural engineers to the war effort during the periods of conflict between 1914 and 1945.

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Speaker: Allan Mann, IStructE Gold Medal winner 2011

Venue: Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1

Date: Tuesday, 15th November 2016

Presentation: 6.30 pm

See full details on our flyer

Video of the lecture can be viewed below

Student Prize Presentation

The Regional Group Student Prize is awarded each year, for the best Final Year Project in the subject area of Structural Engineering.

At the evening meeting, the nominees will each make a short (10 minute) presentation on their project and then answer questions from three industry-representative judges. The evening promises to be highly informative, especially for final-year students.

Venue: Rm 281, Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1

Date: Tuesday, 25th October 2016

Reception 6 pm, Presentations 6.30 pm

See full details on our flyer

For further information, contact Shane Lally – slally@bmce.ie

Evening Lecture: Precast Innovation

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This lecture will be of interest to all practicing engineers and engineering students with an interest in large scale infrastructure projects.

Mr. Ciaran Murtagh, Managing Director, Shay Murtagh Precast, will present details of recent innovations in the precast concrete industry and the role of innovation in contributing to the successful completion of some of the largest and most complex infrastructure projects in Ireland and the UK in recent years.

For full details see our Flyer

Date: Tuesday 11th October 2016

Time: 18:30 (Tea/Coffee from 18:00)

Venue: DIT, Bolton Street

Speaker: Mr. Ciaran Murtagh, Managing Director, Shay Murtagh Precast

Further Info: Kieran Ruane (086) 1938642; email: kieran.ruane@rpsgroup.com

Admission FREE          Booking Not Necessary         Non-Members Welcome

The full recording of the lecture is available to see below

CPD Seminar: Understanding and mitigating risk in modern methods of construction

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Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) are now playing an increasing role in large and small scale residential and commercial projects across the sector. The use of MMC including volumetric & panelised systems, OSM sub-assemblies and components can have significant advantages in time, labour, environmental impact and cost over traditional bricks and mortar. However, as Ireland settles in for a second upsurge in construction in as many decades, this seminar will look at what lessons can be learned from our own recent history with MMC and what can be done to mitigate or eliminate future risk.

Date: Wednesday 1st June 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Venue: Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
Fee: Early Bird Member €195/Early Bird Non-Member €245
Regular Member €245/Regular Non-Member €295
N.B. Early Bird expires on 24th May 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT see our flyer
www.engineersireland.ie
OR CONTACT US ON
01 6651305 OR
cpdtraining@engineersireland.ie

Evening Lecture: Cape Clear Island Hydraulic Storm Gates

 

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The presentation will demonstrate the novel approach taken to the design and construction of the new automated storm gate harbour entrance to Cape Clear Harbour. It will detail how engineering challenges associated with underwater and overwater building works on Ireland’s most southerly inhabited island were overcome through novel design and temporary works.

For full details see our Flyer

Date: Tuesday 10th May

Time: 18:30 (Tea/Coffee from 18:00)

Venue: DIT, Bolton Street

Speaker: Richard Browne, Director, L&M Keating Building & Civil Engineering Contractors

Admission FREE          Booking Not Necessary         Non-Members Welcome

Professional Development Workshop: Avoiding Design Errors

The objective of this one day workshop is to provide structural engineers with insight into how to avoid the design errors that ultimately lead to unsatisfactory performance or failure in engineering structures.

The workshop explores how structural failures occur in reality, how the errors that lead to them can be prevented, and culminates in practical approaches on how to manage these risks in a design office. This workshop will be of interest to engineers wishing to accrue CPD points, both technical and risk management.

Please see full details on flyer

For Further Information Contact: Sean Brady, Brady Heywood Pty Ltd on (07) 3010 9494 or email: workshops@bradyheywood.com.au

Date: Tuesday March 17 2015

Venue:The Institution of Structural Engineers 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS

Time: 09:00 – 17:00

Price: £320 (plus VAT)
Members of The Institution of Structural Engineers will be eligible for a reduced rate of £290 (plus VAT).

Evening Lecture: Management of Metal Bridge Stock

ISstructE_EIThe talk will cover many aspects of the management of the metal bridge stock in Irish Rail. Some of the topics covered are:

  • Number and nature of the bridge Stock
  • Bridge Management System
  • Common defects
  • Design criteria
  • Repair specification
  • Paint specification
  • Case study- The Boyne Viaduct

 

Presentation by: Stephen Bateson Principal Engineer-Structures, Iarnrod Eireann/Irish Rail

6.30pm, Tuesday 12th April, 2016

Room 281, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1

For further Information Contact: paul.trofimov@ocsc.ie

Reception 6pm

(Admission FREE – All Welcome)

 

Video of the lecture is available from our channel here

 

 

Evening Lecture: A new long term water source for the Eastern and Midlands region


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The lecture will outline the need for the project, the appraisal of Options to date, and the next steps involved in the current ‘Environmental Impact Assessment and Planning Stage’ of the project. It promises to be a very interest lecture.

Presentation by: Gerry Geoghegan BE Eur Ing CEng MIEI

Senior Engineering Project Manager, ERVIA (Irish Water)

Full details are available here on our flyer

6.30pm, Tuesday 8th March, 2016

Room 281, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1

Admission FREE – All Welcome, Reception 6:00 pm

For further Information Contact: s.lally@ors.ie

 

Click here to view the overview lecture slides

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Evening Lecture: The Institution of Structural Engineer’s Gold Medal Address

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The Institution of Structural Engineer’s most prestigious award, the Gold Medal is awarded to an individual for exceptional and outstanding contributions to the advancement of structural engineering.

The award was first initiated and presented in 1922 to Professor Henry Adams (who had been President of the Institution from 1914 to 1916). Many eminent structural engineers from around the world have been presented with the Gold Medal.

The 2014 Gold Medal was awarded to Tristram Carfrae.

 

The Gold Medal Address

Designing with computers

It is relatively common to hear the senior members of our profession exhort our more junior members to “stop using computer models”, particularly early in the design process. However, a computer analysis programme is really just a superior calculator (slide rule or log table). Why shouldn’t they be used by engineers to get a fast appreciation of the structural behaviour of their idea? What is it about making a quick sketch and a hand calculation that makes it so more informative than a computer model, which is replete with stresses, defected shapes, loads, reactions and many other informative results?

 

Surely what we really want is the wise use of computer models, even early in the design process. A virtual exploration of the design space; many models of different complexity, cross checking for fundamental structural behaviour; sensitivity studies against various input parameters; to name a few of the different strategies available.

Full details are available from our flyer here

Speaker:  Tristram Carfrae RDI MA FREng FTSE FIEAust MIStructE

Date:  Thursday, 25th of February

Time: 6:30 pm

Venue:  Engineers Ireland, Clyde Road

IStructE Newsletter January 2016

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The January 2016 version of the IStructE Ireland Regional Group Newsletter is now available!

The Newsletter includes…

  • an address from Chairman Peter Finnegan
  • an invite to the IStructE Annual Dinner at Trinity College
  • info on IStructE routes to membership
  • a brief on an upcomming lecture on the Shard by Kieran Ruane, RPS
  • IStructE Members Awards
  • an article on Shaping a Better World Aidan Madden, Arup
  • an article on Building Control Regulations by Shane Lally, ORS
  • an article on the Young Members Group by Orla Mannion, Arup

The Newsletter is available for download here

IStructE Annual Dinner 2016

Annual Dinner

Friday 19th February 2016

The Dining Hall, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2.

The Republic of Ireland Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers is pleased to announce details of the Annual Dinner 2016. This is the principal social event for members and we would like to welcome all members, guests, colleagues and friends in groups or as individuals.

In line with last year, we are conscious of the current economic situation and so;

o    Ticket price is €85 per head.

o    Ticket price will include a pre-drinks reception and half a bottle of wine per person.

o    Members will be seated at dining tables which are more suitable to accommodate individual members as well as company groups.

The dinner will be attended by the President of the Institution in 2016, Mr Alan Crossman, the Chief Executive, Mr Martin Powell and our speaker for the evening is Mr Sean Boylan, former Meath Football Manager, Internationally Renowned Herbalist and Motivational Speaker.


Annual Dinner 2016

Pre-dinner drinks reception starts at 7.00p.m with the dinner beginning at 8.00p.m. (black tie).

To confirm your place, please download our reservation form here.

It can be posted, or scanned and emailed to:

Orla Mannion,

Arup,

50 Ringsend Road

Dublin 4.

Email: orla.mannion@arup.com     Phone: 086 3757510 .
Please return all reservations by Friday 5th February. 

 

See a selection of our gallery photos of a very successful night

 

 

BRE ACADEMY BIM TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION

The RIAI and the BRE Academy present a series of BRE Academy BIM training courses leading to BRE BIM Membership for RIAI members. These courses are non-technical aimed at Project Leaders & Managers. The RIAI is offering this course to RIAI members because, as the use of BIM in construction projects increases, it is vital that architectural professionals take on the role of BIM Information Manager to complement their role as Design Team Leader.
The RIAI are actively endorsing and promoting the use of UK PAS1192 standards in Ireland, and accreditation provides a means for companies to demonstrate their BIM capability. This is particularly relevant to practices delivering services in the UK & Northern Ireland, where BIM will be mandatory on public projects by 2016.

Full details are available here

STAGE 1: BIM LEVEL 2 FUNDAMENTALS (BIM AP) Date:  2nd & 3rd February 2016

Time:  Day 1 09:00 – 17:00; Day 2 09:00 – 16:30

Venue: RIAI, 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

CPD Points: 12 structured points  Course Price: €915

Evening Lecture: Medieval Museum Waterford

In this lecture Frank Fox CEng EUR ING FIEI MIStrutE RConsEI will review the new award winning Medieval Museum in Wateford City, from conception to design and construction.

Medieval Museum Waterford

See accompanying flyer for further details

6.30pm, Tuesday 8th December, 2015

Room 281, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin

(Admission is Free – All Welcome)

Video of the Lecture is available to see below


For Further Information Contact:

Una Beagon
(01) 402 3638
email: una.beagon@dit.ie

Graduate Evening 2015 – Tuesday 10th November

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On Tuesday, 10 November 2015, the Republic of Ireland Regional Group of the IStructE will host their annual Graduate Evening. This event offers engineering students a chance to learn more about the various career paths available to them following graduation  and will be of particular benefit to final-year students. On the evening three recent graduates will make presentations detailing their personal experiences, and will answer questions from the audience. This year the speakers will be:

 

  • Aideen Maguire, BSc, ME (Arup). Aideen graduated from University College Dublin in 2014, with Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Structural Engineering with Architecture. As part of her degree Aideen completed an eight month work placement with PUNCH Consulting Engineers. Since graduation Aideen has been working as a graduate structural design engineer with Arup, as part of the Dublin Buildings team. She has been working on scheme and detailed design for a number of projects in Ireland, consisting mainly of education facilities. She has also spent some of her time working on International Projects including Abu Dhabi International Airport and the European Investment bank.

 

  • Tom Tobin BE(Hons) (Walls Construction Limited). Tom is a 2013 graduate of Civil Engineering at University College Dublin. Since Tom’s graduation he began working with Walls Construction Limited as a Graduate Engineer, and within a year was promoted to Site Engineer. Having worked on the St Luke’s Hospital extension in Kilkenny and Apple Computers Façade and Wellness in Cork, he is now part of a big team of Engineers working on one of the large city center jobs just off Baggot Street.

 

  • John Hickey BA, BAI, MAI (Trinity College Dublin). John graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2015 at both bachelors and masters level. John is currently undertaking a PhD in Structural Engineering, specifically looking at how braced steel frame structures respond to seismic loading. John has previously undertaken an internship with Arup Dublin.

The evening promises to be highly informative and is open to all interested members of the public.

Full Details on our Flyer

Venue: Room F14, Newstead Building, University College Dublin (Map)

Date: Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Time: Tea/Coffee Reception – 18:00, Lecture 18:30

IStructE AGM 2015

 

Location:   DIT Bolton Street, Room 251

Date:         Tuesday 8th December

Time:         5.30pm – 6.00pm

The AGM will be followed by an evening lecture. See www.istructe.ie for details of the lecture which will be at 18:30 (following a tea/coffee reception at 18:00).

Full evening details here

34th Irish Concrete Society Awards

The Irish Concrete Society will again make an award for excellence in design or construction of a completed building, structure or concrete element, irrespective of type, scale or complexity in concrete…read more

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Completed forms must be returned to the Society at the address below before the closing date of Monday 2nd November 2015

Please download application form here

Evening Lecture: Foundation and Retaining Wall Design in Dublin’s Soil.

This lecture Eric Farrell of AGL will review the extensive information on the ground conditions in Dublin gained since 1990 and relate this to foundation and retaining wall design to EC7.

Date: Tues 3rd Nov 2015 @ 6.30pm

Venue: Room 281, DIT Bolton Street

Full details on Flyer

Further Details Contact: Henry Mullen, Henry.Mullen@dit.ie, 01 402 3765

 

The video of the lecture is now available to view

Student Prize 2015

The Regional Group Student Prize is awarded each year, for the best Final Year Project in the subject area of Structural Engineering. This year’s nominees are:

CIT: Kieran Ward – “Design and Testing of Bridge Half-Joints”

DIT: Shane Lally – “Investigation of Alternative Moment Resisting Connection Detail for Portal Frame Eaves”

TCD: John Hickey – “Numerical Analysis of Steel Braced Frames Subjected to Earthquake Loading”

UCC: Tadhg Buckley & Phoebe Watson – “Mitigating the Structural Vibrations of Wind Turbines using Tuned Liquid Column Damper, Integrating Soil-Structure Interaction”

UCD: Conor Lyons – “Topology Optimisation of  Structures for 3D Printing”

UL: Kevin Cahir – “Structural Examination of a Geodesic Dome”

See Full Details on our Flyer

Date & Time: Tuesday, 6th October 2015, Reception 18:00, Presentations 18:30

Venue: Rm 281, Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1

All Welcome

Building Control (Amendment) Regulations BC(A)R 2014

…18 Months On…

Building Control Regulations provide for matters of procedure, administration and control for the purposes of securing the implementation of the requirements of the Building Regulations and of demonstrating how compliance with such requirements has been achieved in relation to the building or works concerned.
On the 1st March 2014, S.I 09 (or BC(A)R) was introduced relating to the commencement and certification of construction works came into effect.

This lecture is an insight into the progress of the industry 18 months on from implementation of these new regulations.

Building Control

Flyer Details here

Presentation by: Cormac Meaney C.Eng (MIEI)

Time: 6.30pm, Tuesday 8th September, 2015
Venue: Room 281, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1
(Admission FREE – All Welcome)

For further information contact: s.lally@ors.ie
Reception 6:00 pm

 

See below video of the lecture

 

Course: Second Order Analysis and Design of Steel Structures

 

The benefits of EC3 global analysis and design integration with BIM (1/2 day)

This half day course presents an understanding of the strategy involved with current structural code provisions and presents a comprehensive treatment of the second order analysis and design of sustainable, safe and economic steel structures. Course participants will be provided with an overview of the provisions of Eurocode 3. An explanation of the various types of structural analysis and conventional design to Eurocode 3 will be covered. Emphasis will then be placed on analysis and design techniques including the treatment of frame and member imperfections, second order PΔ and Pδ effects and the interpretation of analysis results.

See Here for Full Info

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Date: Monday 29th June, 2015

Time: 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Venue: School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, David Keir Building, Queen’s University Belfast

Fee: ₤150.00 Students: ₤50.00

Course materials and tea breaks will be provided. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to all delegates who complete the course together with a 30 day license for NIDA EC3 global analysis software

Target Audience
Designers, Structural Engineers, Civil Engineers, Safety Engineers, Consultant Engineers, Contractors, Specification Engineers, Cost Engineers and Quantity Surveyors, Steel Fabricators and Erectors
For information and registration contact see here

Evening Lecture – St Angela’s College Cork

Building on the Hill that Beat Lance
Design and Construction of St. Angela’s College, St. Patrick’s Hill, Cork.

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John Lee of Malachy Walsh and Partners will explain some of the challenges presented by the site and outline how the contemporary design developed by O’Donnell and Tuomey Architects was realised in an Engineering context. David McCarthy of L and M Keating Civil and Engineering Contractors will discuss how the project was executed through the construction phase. Lance Armstrong dismounted at this point in the 2009 Tour of Ireland but the Hill is not too steep for the Pupils and Staff of St. Angela’s College. Obtaining the DAC was a challenge!

For more info click here

The video of the lecture is now available to view

6.30pm, Tuesday 5th May, 2015

Room 281, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin

(Admission is Free – All Welcome)

For Further Information Contact:

Una Beagon
(01) 402 3638
email: una.beagon@dit.ie

IStructE Exam Preparation Course

 

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The Regional Group Preparation Course will focus primarily on Schematic Design and participants will be required to present solutions to past papers. Candidates should bring usual class materials.

 

The Fee is €250 and interested candidates should register in advance by sending their details to joe.ryan@hanleypepper.ie

See here for full details

 

 

Location: Room 248, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin

Dates: Mondays; 11th, 18th, 25th May, Tuesday 2nd June

Time: 6.30-9.00pm

Evening Lecture: Rana Plaza: A Catalyst for Change

 

EVENING LECTURE

 

Rana Plaza: A Catalyst for Change

Structural Safety Assessments of Textile Factory Buildings in Bangladesh

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The sudden collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh in April 2013 killing 1,132 workers forced the global garment industry to question the true cost of clothing. As a result, Arup was approached to develop a methodology which could be used to assess factory buildings and be applied to a large number of factories over a short period of time. Over 2000 factories have been assessed to date, with Arup undertaking 600 of those.

 

In this lecture, Aidan Madden and Shane Redmond of Arup will outline the challenges faced in setting up and implementing the methodology and give details of their experiences both on the engineering and cultural aspects of working on such a project.

The Video of the lecture is now available to view

Presented: 6.30pm, Tuesday 14th April, 2015

Room 281, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin

For Further Information Contact:

Una Beagon
(01) 402 3638
email: una.beagon@dit.ie

Evening Lecture: Portland Cement and Concrete: the early days 1850 – 1920

Portland Cement and Concrete – the early days 1850 – 1920: jointly hosted by the Heritage society and the Structures and Construction division

In this presentation Con Kehely will discuss the development of concrete by Portland Cement. Focusing on Ireland, Con will explore the early days of cement and concrete using examples such as Dublin Port, O’Connell Bridge and Arklow Town Hall.

 

This event is jointly hosted with the Structures and Construction division.

Click here for more information

Date: Monday, 9th March 2015, from 7:30 PM

Location: 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

Event Contact: Con Kehely, Heritage society, con.kehely@dublincity.ie

Evening Lecture – Maintenance of the Forth Road Bridge

When opened in 1964, the Forth Road Bridge (FRB), with a main span of 1006m, was the 4th longest in the world and was the 1st long span bridge to be built outside the US. Having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary the FRB now transports over 25 million vehicles per year and is a vital link in Scotland’s strategic road network. However, the operation and maintenance costs of large cable supported bridges such as the FRB are often underestimated by those funding their initial construction. It would also appear that new design and construction of large cable supported bridges are still undertaken without much reference to those who have the experience of maintaining and operating them. This presentation will delve into these topics and describe the maintenance works carried out on the FRB over the past 15 years so as to ensure structural integrity for its remaining service life.

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Presented by: Barry Colford Chief Engineer & Bridgemaster, Forth Road Bridge

Barry is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Barry is author of a number of technical papers on bridge engineering and is a European Committee member of the International Cable Supported Bridge Operators Association. He represents the Long Span Bridges Group on the UK Bridges Board and Bridge Owners Forum. He is involved with both Edinburgh University and Edinburgh Napier University in their MEng and MSc courses. He is the Chief Engineer and Bridgemaster of the Forth Road Bridge.

 

Date & Time: 6.30pm, Tuesday 10th March, 2015

Venue:  Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

Admission Free – All welcome

For Details: Click Here

For further details www.engineersireland.ie or email Fergal Cahill at fcahill@nra.ie

 

ACEI/IStructE Post Graduate Engineering Development Course

Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland

Institution of Structural Engineers

Republic of Ireland Regional Group

Post Graduate Engineering Development Course


Semester 1 –March 28th – 2nd May 2015

Semester 2 – October 3rd –7th November 2015

 

Comprising:

5 x Saturday –half day sessions (9-12:30pm)

9 x Evening lectures (6-8pm)

Dublin Institute of Technology

 Bolton Street, Dublin 1

Who Should Attend:

The course is aimed at Graduate Engineers working in a Consulting Engineering Office, with a minimum of one year’s work experience, who have not had the benefit of a properly structured training programme to enhance their development and progression from Post Graduate Stage to Chartered Engineer.

The course is broken into two semesters and covers topics in semester one which are of interest to both Mechanical & Electrical and Civil/Structural Graduates. Semester two will be split into two categories  (a) Civil/Structural -focusing  specifically on practical aspects of design codes and construction methods, together with some relevant case studies. (b)  M&E –focusing again on practical aspects together with some relevant case studies . Note details of the M&E semester two  topics will follow when these have been finalized.

Topics covered in Semester One are intended to improve the young consulting engineer’s understanding of non-technical as well as technical issues that arise in the performance of their day to day duties.

Programme

The programme will commence on March 28th.  This will take the form of structured lectures covering 14 training Modules comprising half-day Saturday sessions and Wednesday evening lectures.  Semester one will finish on Saturday May 9th and Semester Two will run from October to Mid-November 2015.

A “Certificate of Course Completion in Design” is issued jointly by ACEI/IStructE to participants who successfully complete the course involving the submission of course work.

This course is a CPD accredited event.

A REGISTRATION FORM is available to download via the following link; 2015 Final ACEI ISE DesCrs Registration Form UB

RoI Young Members Group – Lecture & Quiz

 A Review of Structural Failures in Ireland and Elsewhere

THURSDAY, 12th FEBRUARY 2014

The lecture will examine a number of Irish structural failures, near misses and suggests “lessons learnt”. The examples include failures involving loss of life. The technical details are outlined. Comparisons are made with a number of major international structural failures.

The speaker, Ian Duckenfield BSc CEng MICE MIStructE, has over 40 years design experience. He is currently the Principal Structural Engineer of one of the largest Engineering Consultancies in Ireland. He was, for a number of years an examiner for the Institution of Structural Engineers Part 3 Examination.

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After the lecture, we have a Meet and Greet Quiz planned in the Woolshed Baa & Grill, Parnell Street at 8pm. Tables will be randomly assigned so don’t worry about not having enough for a full table. !FREE BEER! and Platters will also be provided!

A flyer to publicise the event is available here: Ian Duckenfield Lecture & Quiz_12022015

Date & Time: Thursday, 12th February 2015, Reception 18:00, Lecture 18:30.

Venue: Rm 281, Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton St.

Annual Dinner 2015 – Friday 6th February, The Dining Hall, Trinity College Dublin

The Republic of Ireland Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers is pleased to announce details of the Annual Dinner 2015. This is the principal social event for members and we would like to welcome all members, guests, colleagues and friends in groups or as individuals.

In line with last year, we are conscious of the current economic situation and so;

  • Ticket price is €85 per head.
  • Ticket price will include a pre-drinks reception and half a bottle of wine per person.
  • Members will be seated at dining tables which are more suitable to accommodate individual members as well as company groups.

The dinner will be attended by the President of the Institution in 2015, Mr Tim Ibell, the Chief Executive, Mr Martin Powell and our speaker for the evening is Mr Joe Brolly, Barrister and Sports Commentator.

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Pre-dinner drinks reception starts at 7.00pm with the black tie dinner beginning at 8.00pm. To confirm your place, please use the attached Annual Dinner Reservation Form 2015. It can be posted, or scanned and emailed to:

Una Beagon,
School of Civil & Structural Engineering,
Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton St, Dublin 1.
Email: una.beagon@dit.ie

Winter Lecture Series – Daly’s (Shaky) Bridge, Cork

Date: Tuesday 13th January 2015

Time: 19:00 (Tea/Coffee from 18:30)

Venue: Room G10, Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University College Cork

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Daly’s Bridge is a historic steel suspension footbridge in Ireland, known locally as the ‘Shaky Bridge’ for its noticeable movement under pedestrian loading. Daly’s bridge has been instrumented and tested recently for static and dynamic responses and a model of the bridge has been established in the process. The talk will focus on this modelling and testing. Video analysis and a new signal processing technique have been successfully applied to this bridge to identify its natural frequency. The study highlights the complexity and importance of full scale testing with good models and signal processing techniques for pedestrian bridge structures.

The lecture will be given by Dr Vikram Pakrashi. Vikram is a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland and a Lecturer in Structural Engineering in University College Cork, Ireland. He is the director of Dynamical Systems and Risk Laboratory, Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University College Cork. Vikram’s research interests include dynamics of structures and infrastructure maintenance management. Vikram is the Head of Learning of Engineers Without Borders: Ireland and is the founding member of its UCC chapter. Before joining UCC, he has served the industry mainly in the bridge engineering sector.

A flyer is available to advertise the event via the following link: Daly-s-bridge-Winter-Lecture

January Newsletter

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The January 2015 version of the IStructE Ireland Regional Group Newsletter is now available!

The Newsletter includes…

  • an address from Chairman Don Toomey,
  • an article on the new Rosie Hackett LUAS bridge across the Liffey by Dr. Tony Dempsey, Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers,
  • an update on his Australian Experience so far by Dr. Colin Caprani of Monash University, Melbourne (formerly DIT),
  • an article on the setting up of an IStructE Young Member’s Group in the Republic of Ireland by Dr. Tara Reale, AECOM,
  • a report on Waterford Medieval Museum by Frank Fox of Frank Fox & Associates, an Irish project which was recently shortlisted for the Small Practice Awards at the IStructE Structural Awards, and,
  • an article by Joe Ryan, of Hanley Pepper Consulting Engineers on the participation of the Republic of Ireland Regional Group of the IStructE at the 2014 BT Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS, Dublin.

The Newsletter is available for download via the following link; Instruct Newsletter-26_v10_10022015

IStructE James Daly Lecture 2014 – “Engineering The Shard” 11/12/2014

IStructE James Daly Lecture 2014 – “Engineering The Shard” Thursday 11/12/2014

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At 306m above ground level, the Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe. It was designed by structural engineers WSP and architect Renzo Piano Building Workshop for client Sellar Properties. The structure combines innovation and elegant simplicity to provide a building that delights its users and London as a whole; and was economical, rapid and safe to build. Pioneering techniques included a core built downwards at the same time as it was rising upwards; a tower crane that rose continuously as the building grew; and modular construction of the spire.

Presented by: John Parker MA CEng FICE FIStructE

John is a Senior Technical Director in the WSP London structures team. His experience includes buildings, railway stations and footbridges and he has worked with many of the most respected architects in Europe.

Date: 6.30pm, Thursday 11th December, 2014
Venue: Room 281, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1

(Admission FREE – All Welcome)

A flyer is available to publicise the event here: The Shard Flyer IEI IStructE

The lecture will be directly preceded by the Republic of Ireland IStructE Regional Group AGM, at 5.30pm in DIT Bolton Street, Room 251. The notice of AGM can be found here: NOTICE OF AGM 2014

For further information please contact:  una.beagon@dit.ie

Graduate Evening 2014 – Tuesday 18th November

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On Tuesday, 18 November 2014, the Republic of Ireland Regional Group of the IStructE will host their annual Graduate Evening. This event offers engineering students a chance to learn more about the various career paths available to them following graduation and will be of particular benefit to final-year students. On the evening three recent graduates will make presentations detailing their personal experiences, and will answer questions from the audience. This year the speakers will be:

  • Aaron Condren, BEng (Hanley Pepper Civil & Structural Consulting Engineers). Aaron graduated in 2013 from Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, with a First Class Honour in Structural Engineering. Prior to joining Hanley Pepper, Aaron worked for 5 months in London with Duffy Associates Consulting Engineers where his work was primarily associated with residential refurbishments and basement installations. Upon joining Hanley Pepper, Aaron has gained extensive experience on various projects from small scale residential developments up to large scale data centres, including extensive experience on steel frame structures, in 3D modelling programs such as Revit, CADS and SCIA. Aaron also works closely with architects and other design consultants on project development plans.
  • Tom Tobin BE(Hons) (Walls Construction Limited) is a 2013 graduate of Civil Engineering at University College Dublin. As part of his degree, Tom spent time with Golder Associates on site in Aughinish Alumina Co. Limerick, and Lisheen Mine Co. Tipperary. Since Tom’s graduation he began working with Walls Construction Limited as a Graduate Engineer, and has recently been promoted to Site Engineer based on the St Luke’s Hospital extension in Kilkenny.
  • Darragh Noble BA, BAI, MAI (Trinity College Dublin) – Graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2012 at both bachelors and masters level. Currently undertaking a PhD in Structural Engineering, specifically looking at how prestress force magnitude and eccentricity affects natural vibration frequency for prestressed concrete structures. Darragh has previously undertaken internships in 2010 and 2012 with Buro Happold, UK and Hilti AG, Liechtenstein in 2011.

The evening promises to be highly informative and is open to all interested members of the public.

Click here: Graduate_Evening_2014 to download a flyer to publicize the event.

Venue: Room F14, Newstead Building, University College Dublin (Map)
Date: Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Time: Tea/Coffee Reception – 18:00, Lecture 18:30

EVENING LECTURE – CORK, Rana Plaza: A Catalyst for Change

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EVENING LECTURE

Rana Plaza: A Catalyst for Change

Structural Safety Assessments of Textile Factory Buildings in Bangladesh

 

 

The sudden collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh in April 2013 killing 1,132 workers forced the global garment industry to question the true cost of clothing. As a result, Arup was approached to develop a methodology which could be used to assess factory buildings and be applied to a large number of factories over a short period of time. Over 2000 factories have been assessed to date, with Arup undertaking 600 of those.

In this lecture, Aidan Madden and Billy Allen of Arup will outline the challenges faced in setting up and implementing the methodology and give details of their experiences both on the engineering and cultural aspects of working on such a project.

 6.30pm, Tuesday 25th November, 2014

Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

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(Admission is Free, All Welcome)

A flyer is available to help publicise the event via the following link: Bangladesh Flyer 25-11-2014

For Further Information Contact:

Kieran Ruane, Chartered Engineer                  (086) 1938642        kieran.ruane@rpsgroup.com

John J. Murphy, Chartered Engineer                (021) 4326741        john.justinmurphy@cit.ie

Young Members Group Inaugural Lecture; “Roads to Chartership”

The Young Members Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers in the Republic of Ireland would like to present their inaugural lecture entitled “Roads to Chartership.”

The lecture was delivered on Tuesday 30th September 2014 in DIT Bolton Street by Mr Kieran Ruane, Director, RPS Group, and Mr Roger Tegart, Director, Cronin & Sutton Consulting Engineers.

Kieran and Roger discuss the IStructE chartership exam and provide advice and some useful tips based on their own personal experience.

Kieran and Roger have over 40 years combined experience in the field of structural engineering and provide invaluable advice for those intending to sit the exam in the future.

A copy of the slides alone are available via the following link; RoadsToChartership_KRuane_RTegart_30092014

Evening Lecture (Bridges) – “Evaluating for Scour using Traditional and Modern Techniques” 09/12/2014

Evening Lecture (Bridges) – “Evaluating for Scour using Traditional and Modern Techniques”

Scour of foundations by the action of water is a major cause of bridge collapses worldwide, and it is important to manage the risks in an effective and consistent manner. A key part of that process is the inspection of structures to identify those that are most at risk and require further action.

In this lecture Brian Devlin, Chartered Engineer, and Managing Director of CEI Collins Engineers Ltd will focus on the different types of scour and what constitutes a scour-critical bridge.

Traditional methods for conducting scour inspections will be outlined. The presentation will also describe the modern imaging tools used to assist in the evaluation of bridges for scour.

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6.30 pm Tuesday 9th December 2014 at Engineers Ireland, Clyde Road, Dublin 4

All are welcome. Admission is Free!

For further details please visit; www.engineersireland.ie

A flyer is also available to help publicise this event via the following link; Bridge Scour Evening Lecture with IStructE – 09.12.14

Young Members Group Site Visit – DIT Grangegorman 14/11/2014

The Institution of Structural Engineers Young Members Group Site Visit – DIT Grangegorman 

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Friday 14th November 2014, 3.00 pm

BAM Building has invited members of the IStructE YMG to the Research Hub Phase 1 building in DIT Grangegorman. This facility is a new Science Research and Incubator Facility for the Dublin Institute of Technology and Associated Works. This site visit will provide useful insight for all young engineers into one of the few large-scale Dublin based construction projects at the moment.

Please note that all attendees must have the required PPE (Hard Hat, Steel-toe Boots, Hi-Vis Vest, Safety Glasses and Safety Gloves).

All are welcome to attend and support the event.

Attendees are requested to register for the event filling out the following word document; IStructE_YMG_Grangegorman site visit_Registration sheet, and returning it to Mairéad Ní Choine (mairead.nichoine@rod.ie)

A flyer is also available to help publicise the event; IStructE YMG Grangegorman Flyer

We look forward to seeing you there!

EVENING LECTURE: Delivering the Site Infrastructure & Public Realm for the Grangegorman Development Project

 

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ENGINEERS IRELAND Structures & Construction Division in association with the Institution of Structural Engineers present a lecture entitled;

“Delivering the Site Infrastructure & Public Realm for the Grangegorman Development Project”

The video for the presentation is now available to view

The Site Infrastructure and Public Realm (SIPR) project is a massive undertaking which covers the entire Grangegorman site and consists of the laying of all utility services, major earthworks and development of the public realm – paths, roads, green areas, lighting, seating, bike parking, etc.

Phase one of this contract delivered the initial public realm to allow the first 1,000 DIT students to come onsite in September 2014. As well as delivering all of the site’s utility services, this project also delivered a new surface water pipe connection to Smithfield as required by Dublin City Council and all of the new outdoor sports facilities.

Presented by:-
Brian Heron BE, PGD H’way & Geo. Eng., MSc, CEng M.I.E.I.
Is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Associate with O’Connor Sutton Cronin & Associates, one of Irelands Leading Multi-disciplinary Engineering Consultancy’s. Brian has over 15 years of professional experience in the design and delivery of a wide range of civil engineering projects. Brian was the Senior Resident Engineer on the Employer’s Representatives team responsible for delivering the Site Infrastructure & Public Realm project.

6.30pm Tuesday 11th November 2014 at School of Civil & Structural Engineering, DIT Bolton St, Dublin 1Room 281

All are welcome to attend the event and admission is free.

For further details please visit www.engineersireland.ie or email Daniel O’Keeffe at daniel.okeeffe@ocsc.ie

A flyer is available to publicise the event via the following link: Grangegorman Flyer.

St Mel’s Cathedral – “Engineering our Heritage”; Evening Lecture

Engineers Ireland Heritage Society in association with Structures & Construction Division & The Institution of Structural Engineers 

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Gutted by a fire on Christmas Eve 2009, St Mel’s, one of Western Europe’s largest conservation projects, currently underway, is nearing the end of its complete refurbishment.

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Presented by:-

Kevin Fay BSc (Eng.), Dip Eng., MIEI

Kevin is a qualified Structural Engineer and Contracts Director with GEM GROUP, one of Ireland’s Leading Construction & Joinery Manufacturing Companies. Kevin, previously an associate Director of Malachi Cullen & Partners Consulting Engineers has over 20 years’ experience in both design and construction. Currently Kevin is the Director of Gem Purcell Ltd, a JV Company with the responsibility for delivering the conservation and restoration of St Mel’s Cathedral.

Jonathan Macauley BEng CEng MIStructE MIEI

Jonathan is a director of DESIGN ID, employed by Gem Purcell Ltd for the specialist timber design of the large span replacement timber roof & ceiling structure to St. Mel’s. Jonathan graduated from Queen’s, Belfast with a 1st Class Honours Degree and while working with O’Connor Sutton Cronin was nominated Chartered Engineer of the Year by Engineers Ireland 2006.  Jonathan brings a creative yet practical edge to the design of buildings and unusual structures.  He is also currently a tutor on the MArch course at Queen’s University, Belfast.

 7.30pm Monday 20th October 2014

At Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, D4

For further details www.engineersireland.ie or email Lisa Edden at lisaedden@eircom.net

All welcome. Admission Free.

A flyer is available to publicise the event via the following link.

Young Members Group – About

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This year, the Republic of Ireland Regional Group of the IStructE has this year been working hard, in conjunction with colleagues in HQ in London to establish a “Young Members Group” in the Republic of Ireland.

According to the Institution’s main website (www.istructe.org) via the following link;

“The Young Members’ Group primary objective is to represent the views of young members of the profession within the Regional Group and to develop initiatives that will generate the interest of Young Members in the Institution. It is also intended that the group involves young members in the community who aspire to be Civil and Structural Engineers and are therefore not members of the institution.

The Group aims to supplement normal Regional Group functions with programmes particularly designed for young members. The Group is responsible for undertaking initiatives independently without the direct involvement of the Regional Group but accountable to it. Young Members and aspiring members are encouraged to express their views and ideas on all matters of Regional Group interest.”

The Group will be organising a series of events throughout the year, including professional lectures, interesting site visits, social events such as pub quizzes, in conjunction with the numerous events already run by the Regional Group Committee.

The  first event has been organised to take place on Tuesday, 30th September 2014 at 6.30pm in Room 281, DIT Bolton Street. Kieran Ruane, Director at RPS Group, and Roger Tegart, Director at Cronin & Sutton Consulting will deliver a lecture entitled “Roads to Chartership” helping Young Members on their way to IStructE chartership (M.IStructE).

Young Members Group – Inaugural Lecture – 30th September 2014

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The Republic of Ireland Young Members Group of the IStructE are pleased to announce their inaugural lecture entitled “Roads to Chartership”. The lecture will take place on Tuesday 30th September 2014 at 6.30pm in Room 281, DIT Bolton Street. The lecture will be delivered by Mr Kieran Ruane, Director, RPS Group, and Mr Roger Tegart, Director, Cronin & Sutton Consulting Engineers.

Kieran and Roger will discuss the chartership exam and provide advice and some useful tips based on their own personal experience. Kieran and Roger have over 40 years combined experience in the field of structural engineering and will provide invaluable advice for those intending to sit the exam in the future.

A flyer is available to help publicise the event: IStructE Road to Chartership Flyer

All are welcome to attend and support the event.

Student Prize 2014 – Tuesday 7 October 2014

images1On Tuesday, 7th October 2014, the Republic of Ireland Regional Group of the IStructE will host its annual Student Prize
competition evening, in Room 281, DIT Bolton St. A reception will take place at 18:00 followed by presentations from the nominees at 18:30. Each nominee will make a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation on their project. Each presentation will be followed by questions from three industry-representative judges, after which some questions shall be invited from the floor.

This years nominees are:

  • CIT: Andrew Meehan – “Construction and Design of Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts”
  • DIT: Pavel Trofimov – “The Four-Hinge Method of Analysis of Masonry Arches”
  • TCD: Amy Flanagan – “Life Cycle Cost-Benefit Analysis of  a Seismically Retrofitted Integral Bridge” (nominated in absentia) 
  • UCC: Deirdre O’Donnell & Robert Wright – “Finite Element Modelling of a Historic Steel Suspension Bridge through the Correlation of Experimental Data from a Novel Sensor System
  • UCD: Nora Gyetvai – “Field Study of the Guinness Bridge for Documentation and Safety Evaluation Purposes

The Regional Group would like to congratulate all of the students on their nomination and is looking forward to hearing their presentations. The evening promises to be highly informative for both industry practitioners and students.

Click to download a flyer to publicize the event: Student_Prize_Flyer_2014

Location: Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton St. (Room 281)
Date: 7 October 2014
Time: Tea and coffee reception at 18:00. Presentations start at 18:30.

 

IMPORTANT: Changes to CM exam!

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For your information, please find attached a press release and a Q+A document advising of the changes to the Institution’s Chartered Membership examination.

The press release and Q&A document is also available via the ‘Member News’ section of the institution website via the following link.

Job Opportunity: Techrete Graduate Engineer

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Please see attached a job vacancy description with Techcrete based in their manufacturing plant in Balbriggan. Interested parties should apply in confidence to:

Mr. Richard Hogan,
Technical Director,
Techrete Ireland Ltd.
Stephenstown Industrial Park,
Balbriggan,
Co. Dublin.

Email: rhogan@techrete.ie

“Techrete has a vacancy for a Graduate Engineer to work in their Dublin based design office. The successful candidate would work within our design office under the supervision of a Chartered Structural Engineer.

The work involves the design of precast concrete elements (typically facades) and the fixings to the primary structure.

The projects are prestigious and intricate and it is important that the applicant has a liking for working with fine detail. A good background in Structural Analysis and Reinforced Concrete Design is important.”

Techcrete Graduate Structural Engineer Job Opportunity

NSAI – Eurocode Review

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FAO all members, the NSAI would like to bring the following to your attention;

The European technical committee dealing with Structural Eurocodes, CEN/TC 250 has started a systematic review of the suite of Eurocodes.  The review will be phased.  The first phase includes the review of 31 out of the 58 parts of the Eurocodes.  The 31 parts available for comment are listed on the NSAI website, accessible via the link below.  This is an opportunity for the Irish engineering community to identify any modifications that are required to improve the suite of Eurocodes.

Please follow the link to comment. 

ACEI – Interim Advice Note RE: Masonry Blocks and Apparent Pyrite Content

 

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Attention all members!

The Association of Consulting Engineers Ireland have published an Interim Advice Note RE: Masonry Blocks and Apparent Pyrite Content.

It has come to the attention of the Association of Consulting Engineers that there have been recent instances of apparent pyrite content in concrete blocks provided by block manufacturers.

In cases reported the affected blocks were noted to have a brown discoloration. The physical strength characteristics diminished over short period of time, particularly when exposed to moisture.

The ACEI are concerned about these occurrences and recommend all member firms request assurance from suppliers that materials are free of deleterious materials and that a representative sample of blocks be tested for pyrite content by chemical analysis.

We will endeavour to keep members informed and would appreciate any feedback on members experience in relation to this matter.”

The Interim Advice Note, as published by the ACEI is available here: ACEI – Pyrite in Concrete Blocks Advice Note 2014-05-13

Mr John Chistopher Lee RIP

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Mr John Christopher Lee, who had been a member of this Institution since 1990.

The Republic of Ireland Regional Group would like to take this opportunity to extend our sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues.

May he rest in peace.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

John Christopher Lee RIP

Evening Lecture – The Design of the New Forth Crossing, Monday 7th April 2014

EVENING LECTURE – The Design of the New Forth Crossing

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The construction of a new bridge across the Firth of Forth in Scotland is underway. The new bridge pushes the boundaries of cable stayed bridge design in a location which is synonymous with innovative bridge engineering. On completion in 2016, the New Forth Crossing will take its place adjacent to the iconic steel cantilever bridge of 1890 and the record setting suspension bridge of the 1970’s.

In this lecture, Mr. Peter Fitzgerald, Chartered Engineer, Principal Engineer Ramboll Consulting Engineers, will outline the challenges faced by the design team. The proposed construction methodology and the construction work completed to date will also be presented.

A flyer to publicise the event is available here.

Time: Reception 18.00, Lecture 18.30

Date: Monday 7th April, 2014

Venue: DIT, Bolton Street, Dublin, Room 281

For further information please contact Una Beagon, Honorary Secretary, Institution of Structural Engineers RG. una.beagon@dit.ie

 

Newsletter Spring 2014

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Our newsletter for Spring 2014 is available via the following link. It contains an address from the outgoing Chairman, Mr. Joe Ryan, of Hanley Pepper Consulting Engineers, a “Moving to Vancouver” piece by British Columbia Engineer in Training, Victoria Janssens, a report on the proposed residential development at Ladies Beach, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry by current Chairman, Don Toomey, of Malachy Walsh and Partners, a report on the new Building Control Regulations by John O’Connor of the Housing Agency, and an announcement of the RoI RG prizewinners for 2013.

The prizewinners are:

REGIONAL GROUP PRIZE: Michael Shaw, Barry Mc Allister, Paul Mc Gettigan, RPS Consulting Engineers; “Titanic Belfast-Designing an Icon”

STUDENT PRIZE: James Barry, Cork Institute of Technology – “Stressing Geometry Control of Cable Stayed Bridges”

TECHNICIAN PRIZE: Alan Rowan, Dublin Institute of Technology – “Simple Steel Connection Design”

Well done to all!

James Daly Memorial Lecture 2014 – Tuesday 11th March, DIT Bolton St.

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The James Daly Memorial Lecture 2014 will take place on Tuesday 11th MarchRoom 281, DIT Bolton Street. A pre-lecture reception will take place at 18.00, with the lecture commencing at 18.30. The topic of this years lecture is the redevelopment of 10 Trinity Square, London. A flyer to publicise the event is available via the following link.

10 Trinity Square was opened by David Lloyd George, then the British Prime Minister, in 1922. It is best known as being the former headquarters of the Port of London Authority. It overlooks the River Thames at Tower Hill, in the southeastern corner of the City of London and is one of London’s most important historic buildings. The building was purchased by Reignwood in 2010 in order to re-develop the building as a 5-star hotel and luxury apartments.

Barrett Mahony are the project civil and structural engineers acting on behalf of the design and build contractor and this presentation explores the challenges and complex engineering issues faced during the re-development of this Grade II listed building.

Speakers:

  • Roger Tegart, BScEng MIStructE CEng, Associate Director, Barrett Mahony
  • Owen Carroll, BE (Hons) MSc DIC MIEI, Design Engineer, Barrett Mahony

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Date: Tuesday 11th March

Time: Reception: 18.00; Lecture: 18.30

Venue: Room 281, DIT Bolton St.

The video of the lecture is now available, along with the accompanying paper:

AGM 2013 Evening Lecture – Structural Use of Glass

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A video of the lecture on The Structural Use of Glass in Buildings by Chris O’Regan, BEng(Hons) CEng MIStructE as part of our AGM Evening Lecture on Tuesday 10th December, is now available to view on Youtube via the following link.

A worked example can be downloaded via the following link.

Building Regulatory Engineering – Weekend Course on Building Regs – CIT

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With the introduction of the new building control inspection regime and certification process just around the corner, now is a good time to learn or refresh on all aspects of the building regulations and their associated technical guidance documents.

Cork Institute of Technology are running their 6th weekend delivery of their very successful 4 weekend course in “Building Regulatory Engineering” starting on Friday the 21st March 2014. Different areas of building regulations are covered each weekend, from 6-9pm Friday, and on Saturday from 9am until 4pm. An assessment is taken at the end of each weekend, and no formal end of module examination is required.

We attach a copy of our introductory letter, together with our lecture schedule. This extensive course on the building regulations is available at the very reasonable cost of €495. Our courses generally have a range of participants from recent graduates to very experienced practising professionals, and we get very positive feed back from all participants. Class sizes are kept small to allow active involvement and to maximise the learning experience.

For further information, please contact Andrew Macilwraith on 087 2405605 or visit the course website via the following link. An A4 poster to publicise the course is available to download via the following link.

Engineers Without Borders National Conference – Engineers Ireland, Clyde Road, Thursday, 13th February, 6.30pm

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EWBI are delighted to invite you to our first annual National Conference. Come and join us at Engineers Ireland, Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, on Thursday 13th February at 6.30pm as part of Engineers Week and learn about what we do and how you can get involved. Guest speakers Siobhan McGrath and Liam McCarton will share their experiences of working as Engineers in the International Development Sector. On the night we will launch our 2014 placements and hear from EWBI’s first placement volunteer, Mark Kenny, about his experience working with the Busoga Trust in Uganda. EWBI invite you to join them for refreshments afterwards, where you will have the opportunity to connect with EWB members.

To attend this event free of charge register now by sending your name, and organisation to : conference@ewb-ireland.org

A flyer to publicise this event is available to download here.

Date: Thursday 13th February 2014

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Engineers Week at UL – Punch Lecture

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As part of Engineers Week 2014 (9-15th February), the University of Limerick will hold the 5th Punch Lecture, entitled “A Dead Heap of Stones: Nature as a source of creative engineering design.” The lecture will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 13th February in the Jean Monnet Theatre, Main Building, University of Limerick. The event has been publicised on the UL website, via the following link.

The Republic of Ireland Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers are delighted to support the Punch Lecture series and would like to invite you to a pre-lecture RECEPTION with finger food and refreshments. The reception will begin at 6.30pm on Thursday 13th February in the Jean Monnet Theatre Foyer, Main Building, University of Limerick.

Flyers are available to download to publicise the event: 1. IStructE Reception Punch Lecture flyer, 2. Punch_Lecture.

The speakers are Prof. Chris Wise and Prof. Ed McCann of Expedition Engineering. Chris Wise was Arup’s youngest ever Director in 1992. He cofounded Expedition in 1999. Ed McCann is an innovative and creative designer with a particular interest in environmental performance. Chris and Ed collaborate with many of the world’s leading architects to realise outstanding projects.

Chris and Ed will give a behind-the-scenes look at many of Expedition’s creative designs such as the Infinity Bridge at Stockton-on-Tees and the London Olympics Velodrome. In their unique style, these exceptional communicators will discuss the sources of creativity in their work as engineers and educators. You will experience their refreshing approach to design and see how it influences their hallmark innovative solutions to engineering problems. The same inspiration applies in their novel educational approach for engineering students at the University of London. This is a must see event for any young person considering a career in engineering.

RECEPTION

Date: Thursday 13th February 2014

Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Jean Monnet Theatre Foyer, Main Building, University of Limerick

 

LECTURE

Date: Thursday 13th February 2014

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Jean Monnet Theatre, Main Building, University of Limerick

REMINDER! CM Prep Course

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REMINDER!

The Chartered Member (CM) Prep course begins next Monday, 3rd February in Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street (map).

The course starts Monday 3rd Feb and runs every Monday for 5 weeks, in Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street (Room 248) from 6:30 to 9:00pm:

  • Monday 3rd February
  • Monday 10th February
  • Monday 17th February
  • Monday 24th February
  • Monday 3rd March

The course fee is €300. Interested candidates should register in advance by sending their details to: registrations@istructe.ie.

Dates: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th February, 3rd March

Time: 6:30 to 9:00pm

Venue: Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street (Room 248)

Annual Dinner – Friday 7th February 2014

Annual Dinner

Friday 7th February 2014

The Dining Hall, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2.

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The Republic of Ireland Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers is pleased to announce details of the Annual Dinner 2014. This is the principal social event for members and we would like to welcome all members,  guests, colleagues and friends in groups or as individuals.

We appreciate the current economic situation and in an effort to encourage more of our members to attend, we have made some significant changes this year;

    • Ticket price has been reduced from €90 in 2013, to €80 per head.
    • Ticket price will include a pre-drinks reception and half a bottle of wine per person.
    • Members will be seated at dining tables which are more suitable to accommodate individual members as well as company groups.

The dinner will be attended by the President of the Institution in 2014, Mr Nick Russell, the Chief Executive, Mr Martin Powell and our speaker for the evening is Mr Tom Kelly, Divisional Manager, Manufacturing & Competitiveness with Enterprise Ireland.

Pre-dinner drinks reception starts at 7.00p.m with the dinner beginning at 8.00p.m. (black tie).

To confirm your place, please use the attached Annual Dinner Reservation Form 2014. It can be posted, or scanned and emailed to:

Una Beagon,

Dept. of Civil & Structural Engineering,

Dublin Institute of Technology,Bolton St, Dublin 1.

Email: una.beagon@dit.ie     Phone: 086 385 7236 .

Please return all reservations by Friday 24th January.

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Irish Concrete Society – Job Vacancy

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The Irish Concrete Society is a well-established learned body, founded to promote excellence in the use of concrete and to also provide a valuable service to the wider construction industry. The Society is seeking to appoint an Executive Officer to further enhance and develop the services offered by the Society.

Responsibilities and Duties:
This role will involve working under the direction of, and reporting to, the Directors and Council of the Society; however, the successful candidate must have the ability to work on their own and to promote participation among members and committees. The successful candidate will also be expected to work with minimal day-today direction, be highly self-motivated and have a professional enthusiasm for concrete as a construction material.

Requirements:
The ideal candidate should have a third level qualification, preferably a degree in a construction discipline, and have several years’ experience in the construction industry. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential in this role, as is a good working knowledge of information technology. Candidates will be required to demonstrate strong business acumen and administrative abilities. Experience is essential in either concrete technology or structural concrete design and supervision. Chartered professional status would be an advantage.

Application:

Please forward a CV outlining relevant experience and qualifications and other supporting documentation, along with at least one recent work reference, to:

The Honorary Secretary, The Irish Concrete Society, Platin, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Tel: 041 9876466 : Secretary@concrete.ie; www.concrete.ie
The closing date for applications is 17th January 2014.

The vacancy is advertised in full on the Irish Concrete Society website (here) and a pdf of the job description is available here.

CPD Short Course – Eurocodes Upskilling for Practicing Engineers

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This CPD course is for practicing engineers who wish to gain a basic working knowledge of Eurocodes for structural design. The course will be delivered by John Jones, a Chartered Civil & Structural Engineer from the Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT) School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) from January to March 2014.

Registration & Cost:
ITT Development Office – CPD
€ 300 for 6 No. 2 hour sessions. (Min. 6 Participants)

Dates / Time / Venue:
Thursdays starting on 30/01/2014 and finishing on 06/03/2014,
6.15 pm to 8.15 pm
C216, ITT South Campus, Clash

Prerequisites:
A basic working knowledge of the superseded British & Irish Standards for structural engineering is necessary.

Further Information:

Contact John Jones on 087 6294595 or john.jones@ittralee.ie

A flyer is available to download here.

Annual Dinner – Friday 7th February 2014

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The Annual Dinner of the RoI Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers will be held on Friday 7th February 2014 in The Dining Hall, Trinity College Dublin.

We appreciate the current financial situation of many of our members and in an effort to encourage more of our members to attend, we have made some significant changes this year;

  • The ticket price has been reduced from last year (€90) to €80 in 2014.
  • The ticket price includes a pre-dinner drinks reception and a half bottle of wine per person.
  • The event will be held in The Dining Hall, Trinity College Dublin (map). Members will be seated at dining tables which is more suitable to accommodate individual members in addition to company tables, hopefully encouraging more networking amongst our members.

We will be in touch again in the New Year with but if you would like further information or to book tickets, please contact una.beagon@dit.ie.

AGM 2013 & Evening Lecture – Structural Use of Glass, Tuesday 10 December

The Republic of Ireland Regional Group is pleased to present a lecture on The Structural Use of Glass in Buildings by Chris O’Regan, BEng(Hons) CEng MIStructE.

This talk is a preview of Structural Use of Glass in Buildings – 2nd Edition that is a new guidance text due to be published in January 2014. Presented by Chris O’Regan, the book’s technical author, a glimpse of what is contained in the text as well as a worked example of how to design structural glass elements using limit state theory will be given. This presentation will be the book’s first public outing and exclusive preview content will be provided to attendees.

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 The talk will follow the Regional Group AGM on Tuesday 10 December 2013, as follows:

  • 17.30 – RoI Regional Group AGM
  • 18.30 – Lecture on Structural Use of Glass

A flyer for the event is available for download here.

Venue: Room 227, DIT Bolton St
Date: Tuesday, 10 December, 2013
Time: 17.30 AGM, 18:30 Lecture

 

Forth Bridge Lecture – Cork, Monday 25th November

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The RoI Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers, in conjunction with Engineers Ireland and The Irish Concrete Society will be hosting an evening lecture on Monday 25th November 2013 at 18.30 in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork (map).

The lecture is entitled: “The Design of the New Forth Crossing” and will describe the construction of a new cable-stayed bridge across the Firth of Forth in Scotland.

The lecture will be given by Mr. Peter Fitzgerald, Chartered Engineer, Principal Engineer for Ramboll Consulting Engineers. Mr. Fitzgerald will outline the main challenges faced by the design team, along with the proposed construction methodology and will give an overview of the main aspects of the construction works that have been completed to date.

A flyer publicising the event is available to download here: Forth Bridge Flyer

Graduate Evening 2013

EngineeringCollageOn Tuesday, 19 November, the Republic of Ireland Regional Group of the IStructE will host their annual Graduate Evening. This event offers engineering students a chance to learn more about the various career paths available to them following graduation and will be of particular benefit to final-year students. On the evening three recent graduates will make presentations detailing their personal experiences, and will answer questions from the audience. This year the speakers will be:

  • Orla Mannion  BEng (Arup) – Orla is a Design Engineer with Arup in the Dublin office. She graduated from National University of Ireland, Galway with an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering in 2012. Orla began working within the Highways group in Arup before moving to the Structural team at the start of 2013. Since joining the structures team Orla has been working on a large scale health care project and during her time on this project Orla has gained experience in detailed concrete and steel design as well as various analysis and modeling programs such as Sofistik and GSA.
  • Darragh Noble BA, BAI, MAI (Trinity College Dublin) – Graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2012 at both bachelors and masters level. Currently undertaking a PhD in Structural Engineering, specifically looking at how prestress force magnitude and eccentricity affects natural vibration frequency for prestressed concrete structures. Darragh has previously undertaken internships in 2010 and 2012 with Buro Happold, UK and Hilti AG, Liechtenstein in 2011.

The evening promises to be highly informative and is open to all interested members of the public.

Click here: Graduate_Evening_2013 to download a flyer to publicize the event.

Venue: Room F14, Newstead Building, University College Dublin (Map)
Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Time: 18:30

“Traces of Peter Rice” – A presentation by Sophie Le Bourva

On Wednesday, 30th October 2013, Sophie Le Bourva, Associate Director of Arup, London, and former colleague of Peter Rice shall give a presentation entitled “Traces of Peter Rice”, to coincide with the exhibition taking place in Farmleigh Gallery from 10 October – 23 December 2013.

Sophie Le Bourva worked in Peter’s team at Arup from her graduation until his untimely death in 1992.  In this lecture she will outline how Peter’s innovative approach to interdisciplinary design of projects inspired people and how his legacy is still doing so today.

The lecture will be preceded by a short film on some highlights of Peter’s background and achievements.

The event has been publicized on the Engineers Ireland website and is available via the following link.

A flyer is available to download and publicize the event: Traces-of-Peter-Rice-flyer.

Date: Wednesday 30th October

Time: 18:00 for 18:30

Venue: Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

Traces of Peter Rice Exhibition, Farmleigh, Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Save the Date! The RoI Regional Group of the IStructE are organising a social event to view the exhibition being held at Farmleigh on Wednesday 23rd October 2013.  Further details to follow.peter-rice

“Traces of Peter Rice” is a collection of essays celebrating the life of the late Peter Rice, 20 years after his death, edited by Kevin Barry (Emeritus Professor, NUIG) and published by Lilliput Press.

An exhibition based on the book and celebrating the life and career of Peter Rice will be held in the Farmleigh Gallery between 10 October – 23 December 2013. The book was launched in Ireland by Ruairi Quinn, TD, Minister for Education and Skills, on the 21st February 2013. It is also a companion to a series of three major commemorative colloquia and exhibitions, two of which in Paris and Dublin are contributions marking Ireland’s Presidency of the EU. The Paris and Dublin exhibitions are curated by Prof. Kevin Barry, and are run my the Office of Public Works in conjunction with Arup.

The exhibition will include a series of workshops and projects on structural design, and interaction with primary, secondary, and third level students, details of which will be issued in the coming weeks.

Date: Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Time: 18.30

Venue: Farmleigh Gallery

The Essential Changes for Building Industry Professionals – Dublin Lecture

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Many of the building regulations have been updated and revised recently to reflect the move to Eurocodes and the introduction of the Construction Products Regulation.  John Wickham Architecture/Building Standards in The Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government will present to the Institution of Structural Engineers on these changes in a talk entitled “The Essential Changes for Building Industry Professionals”.  The talk will also cover the Construction Products Regulation which requires mandatory CE MARKING of all construction products from July 2013 in line with the harmonised European Standards.

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The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations will come into force on the 1st March 2014.  Following on from the hugely successful presentation held by the Institution of Structural Engineers in conjunction with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) we are delighted that Martin Vaughan Architecture/Building Standards Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government will provide an update on the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations.

A flyer is available for download here.

The Draft Code of Practice can be downloaded here: DRAFT Code for Inspecting & Certifying Building Works- Building Control Regulations.

Venue: Rm 281 DIT Bolton St.
Date: Wednesday, 25th September, 2013
Time: Reception: 18:00, Lecture: 18:30

 

NSAI Standard on Aggregates and Unbound Materials

nsaiThe National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) have recently opened a public consultations period for new standards being introduced.  In particular, topics such as;

  • S.R. 21: “Guidance on the use of I.S. EN 13242:2013 –Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering work and road construction”,
  • I.S. 440: “Timber frame dwellings”, and
  • S.R. 325: “Recommendations for the design of masonry structures in Ireland to Eurocode 6”

To view the proposed documents and submit your comments please visit www.nsai.ie.

The Structural Engineer – Call for Papers!

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Do you have an interesting project you would like to tell us about or perhaps just a smart design shortcut that is worth sharing ?

‘The Structural Engineer’ is calling for submissions. We actively encourage our members in the Republic of Ireland Regional Group to submit articles (in pdf form) to the editorial office at: editorial@istructe.org. If you are unsure as to whether your contribution is suitable for initial consideration, we welcome the submission of a synopsis on which an initial determination can be made.

Please visit www.istructe.org/thestructuralengineer/guidetocontributors for more details.

GEM – Earthquake Engineering Initiative

Are you interested Earthquake Engineering?

Do you want to get involved in helping develop tools and resources for seismic hazards and risk assessment in Ireland and across the globe?

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GEM (Global Earthquake Model) is an international forum where organisations and people come together to develop, use and share tools and resources for transparent assessment of earthquake risk. It’s motto is: ‘Working together to assess risk.’  GEM achieve this through international scientific consortia developing global best practice, datasets and tools, as well as through regional partnerships in all continents, collaborative projects, open-source software development, rigorous testing and knowledge sharing. GEM are currently looking for structural engineering volunteers in the Republic of Ireland to assist in our development.

The GEM initiative aims to establish an independent, uniform standard to calculate and communicate earthquake risk worldwide, a Global Earthquake Model.  Most countries do not currently consider earthquakes in the design of conventional structures, with the exception of nuclear power plants, which are designed for very rare earthquakes. GEM is interested in the nature and extent of construction in all countries, including Ireland. Initially, the assistance that GEM is looking for from its members worldwide is the taxonomy of the built environment in members’ own countries.

If you are interested, please visit www.globalquakemodel.org.

Student Prize 2013 – Tuesday, 8 October 2013

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On Tuesday, 8th October 2013, the Republic of Ireland Regional Group of the IStructE will host its annual Student Prize competition evening, in Room 259, DIT Bolton St. A reception will take place at 18:00 followed by presentations from the nominees at 18:30. Each nominee will make a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation on their project. Each presentation will be followed by questions from three industry-representative judges, after which some questions shall be invited from the floor.

This years nominees are:

  • CIT: James Barry – “Stressing Geometry Control of Cable Stayed Bridges”
  • DIT: Aaron Condren – “The Effect of Pylon Sway on Cable Vibrations in Cable Stayed Bridges”
  • NUIG: Peter Berrill & Paul Moran – “Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of a University Building in Ireland”
  • TCD: Daniel O’Brien – “Analysis of the Earthquake Response of Steel Structures using OpenSees” 
  • UCC: Cian Long & Patrick O’Kelly-Lynch – “The Structural Design Implications of Attaching a Point Absorber to a Wind Turbine Monopile”
  • UCD (BEng): Evan Brennan & Eoin Dunleavy – “Hybrid Foundation Analysis for Offshore Wind Turbines”
  • UCD (Struct. Eng. & Arch): Brian Kealy – “An Investigation into Finite Element Testing of Hybrid Gravity Base Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbine Use”

The Regional Group would like to congratulate all of the students on their nomination and is looking forward to hearing their presentations. The evening promises to be highly informative for both industry practitioners and students.

Click to download a flyer to publicize the event: Student_Prize_Flyer_2013

Location: Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton St. (Room 259)
Date: 8 October 2013
Time: Tea and coffee reception at 18:00. Presentations start at 18:30.

Open House Dublin 4-6 October

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Members of the IStructE in the Republic of Ireland may be interested in the upcoming “Open House Dublin” event, organised by Irish Architecture Foundation. Over the weekend of Friday 4th – Sunday 6th October, many iconic Dublin buildings will be opening their doors to the public. A full list of the buildings to be open to the public is available on the official website. It should be noted that certain buildings have certain admission times and members are advised to consult the official website for full details.

Structural engineers may be especially interested in some of the following:

  1. Donnybrook Bus Garage,
  2. Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dun Laoighaire,
  3. Old Terminal Building, Dublin Airport,

It should be noted that the majority of the buildings are open for viewing, but some may have limited capacity and are accessible on the basis of application and a lottery system. Full details are available on the official website.

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Deadline for Voting in the 2013 Election of Vice-Presidents and Ordinary Council Members

The deadline for voting in the 2013 Election of Vice-Presidents and Ordinary Council Members of the Institution of Structural Engineers is 12 noon on Monday 2 September 2013.

Members are encouraged to use their vote by visiting http://votebyinternet.com/istructe13 and entering their two-part security code.

Members are advised not to hit the submit button until they have finished viewing the candidate’s election statements and have finished voting as they will not be able to re-enter the website.

Deadline 1 September: Professional Review Interview (PRI)

For candidates intending to apply for a Professional Review Interview (PRI), the deadline is the 1 September 2013.

You will need to complete the IPD Final Report Form for each of the 12/13 core objectives within your Initial Professional Development (IPD). The IPD Final Report should be your statement summarising how all your experience and training has enabled you to satisfy the requirements of the objectives.

Further information on the PRI is available by following the link to the IStructE website.

Deadline 20 November: Application for Chartered Membership through MRA Route

For candidates intending to apply for Chartered Membership through the Mutual Recognition Agreement route (and to sit the Chartered Membership exam in March 2014) please note that Form M/MRA and the relevant supporting documentation should be returned to the Institution no later than 20 November 2013. For further information, please contact the membership department at membership@istructe.org.

Further information on the MRA Route can be found by following the link to the Institution of Structural Engineers website.

Alex Tait RIP

It is with great sadness that the Republic of Ireland Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers has learned of the passing of Alex Tait, a long-time member of the Scottish Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Many of our members knew Alex personally and remember his infectious personality fondly. He had made many friends over the years within our Regional Group and will be sadly missed.

The Republic of Ireland Regional Group would like to take this opportunity to extend our sympathies to his Family, Friends and Colleagues.

May he rest in peace.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Alex Tait RIP

Reminder – CPD Records 2013

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Continued Professional Development (CPD) is the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skill and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout the practitioner’s working life. Undertaking CPD is a commitment to enhancing skills and capability throughout a professional career.

CPD Activity Record

To create your CPD submission, please log into My Account

CPD helps to:

  • Maintain and enhance knowledge and skills – improving performance, confidence and career prospects
  • Focus an individual’s career development – allowing specific areas of development to be targeted
  • Broaden an individual’s skills set – to better adapt to change in the workplace
  • Demonstrate commitment to the profession – through personal CPD records and/or the Institution’s CPD Activity Record (a template and completed example are provided below)

Mandatory Reporting of CPD

Whilst the reporting of CPD is now mandatory for members of the Institution who have become professionally qualified since January 2011, the Institution strongly encourages all members to report their CPD activities. Details of how you can meet the Institution’s reporting requirements can be found in the guidance document below.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Continuing Professional Development: Activity Record

Continuing Professional Development: Activity Record (PDF)

Mandatory Reporting of Continuing Professional Development

 

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Midyear stories can goal the scales Not long ago, the Common Application published a Facebook itself reminder

Midyear stories can goal the scales Not long ago, the Common Application published a Facebook itself reminder to students and expert that midyear reports needs to be submitted to colleges and universities as soon as initial semester/trimester quality grades are available.


Not every university or college requires the document. However for those that complete, the midyear report can on occasion tip the actual scales in admissions.

Together with the surge in applications put forward this year and also relative assessment of experience among seekers, the midyear report is definitely taking on larger importance. It can no longer some sort of ‘pro forma’ document to be registered after admissions decisions are manufactured.

For example , a student whose levels at the end of junior year droped just afraid of college thinks college is trying can reveal improvement or maybe document action of an upwards incline initiated earlier in the high school vocation. An added raise in GPA might also assist with scholarship money for institutions using a grade factor pertaining to allocating worthiness money.

Most midyear allegations also provide expert with the possiblity to bring institutions up-to-date upon additional popularity, scores, and also distinctions since original applying it was filed away. Be sure to allow your counselor find out if there is anything value reporting to your schools having these information and ask that information come to be included alongside grades around the document forwarded to your colleges.

Note that the actual midyear report can be an crucial ‘marketing’ chance for your consultant to support your candidacy. Incomplete and also late paperwork add bit of or almost nothing.

On the downside, individuals who have ditched classes or possibly succumbed to the mean instance of senioritis risk getting revealed around the midyear document. It’s obvious that colleges https://www.custom-essay-writers.net/ and universities take a dimly lit view of students who else slip throughout their senior year or so, and big changes in school performance or even behavior can have unfortunate final results.

Neither the regular App not the Very easy College App (UCA) transmits reminders around midyear reports. It is the present student’s responsibility to keep an eye on this qualification and to be sure the healthcare professional is aware of the idea.

For Frequent App schools, you can check to verify if a midyear report is necessary by pressing the name of the institution in the online requirements grid. Especially review the actual ‘School Forms Required’ portion for an warning of whether the exact report becomes necessary.

The UCA specifies which usually schools an increased level of midyear article in several sites. You can visit any of the Participant Colleges in addition to a complete number of requirements like forms will appear or possibly you can go to your personal ‘Checklist’ and gain access to the information by means of clicking on ‘School Forms. ‘ The UCA even can provide the ability to advise your consultant to send a good midyear report by visiting a inquire button.

Intended for colleges using neither the normal App nor the UCA, you will have to investigation the requirement about individual web sites. Georgetown, for example , required unique midyear are accountable to be developed zero later than February twelve, 2014.

In accordance with the Common Applying it requirements grid, American, Catholic, George Houston, UVa, Captain christopher Newport College, Goucher, the faculty of William & Linda, Mary New york, University of Richmond, in addition to Johns Hopkins require midyear reports. Towson, UMBC, Salisbury, and McDaniel do not.

Remember that many substantial schools experience policies needing that midyear reports become sent to all colleges experiencing transcripts on the admissions process— whether you actually (or the main institution) need them to not really!

Common Software announces ‘No Change’ intended for 2014-15 Essay

The Common Request recently reported that there would be no improvement in essay ideas for the 2014-15 application. This unique came as no surprise to a lot of, not so much since the topics happen to be compelling or perhaps that they evoked inspired tendencies from candidates, but more since the device confirmed an established belief which Common Iphone app management would likely unilaterally get decisions related to application information without much special collaboration using admissions workers.

A year ago, over the run-up to the ill-fated roll-out of the unique online plan (CA4), the more common App vetted various essay or dissertation topics utilizing 15 university counselors and also elected to lower the hands-down favorite amongst high school students— ‘Topic of your choice. ‘

The decision made considerable test the limits from within the particular counseling locality and captivated a good exchange regarding correspondence relating executive amount staff annoyed with counselors questioning the process of determining essay topics.

That will quell the main controversy, the Common App promised an annual writeup on topics and also suggested which feedback is sought well before decisions were created in the future.

Obtained also powerfully hinted in which changing essay prompts would certainly help curtail or at least decide to put a check on a escalating cottage market place of coursework consultants, web sites, and hand books.

But collaboration seems to have been put on the back burner as the Popular App control and itsBoard of Stage directors began addressing larger blemishes in a program that made a series of incidents and challenges in plan submission as well as data assortment during the 2013-14 application period.

At an crisis meeting described as in mid-December, the Deck initiated any ‘independent’ report on Common Software package technology plus organization.

A pair of surveys happen to be subsequently developed by Censeo, a third-party management contacting firm by using credentials on federal inventory, and brought to all 517 Common Application members along with 50, 000 school expert. Independent instructional consultants together with student people were purposefully left out of your process.

However, the Common Application didn’t particularly want comments on distinct essay suggestions, the use of direct entry wording boxes, or maybe the strictly-enforced 650-word limit. Rather respondents were asked in order to simply agree or differ, dissent with a single statement:

‘ The new essay topics provide students through an opportunity to express themselves in their own voice whereas demonstrating their own writing capacity. ‘

And also according to the Frequent App, 70 percent of the answering member colleges and 百分之九十 of the school counselors agreed— although basically no indication was given as to the best way ‘strongly’ they agreed.

‘I love the different prompts— as opposed to because they are completely new, ‘ left a comment Terry Cowdrey, Vice President together with Dean of Admission and even Financial Aid during Colby School and also former member of the everyday Application Enter of Movie fans. “I believe we are mastering more about learners. ”

This particular feedback presented management considering the support had to do what they intended to perform anyway— maintain last year’s essay prompts— much to your disappointment of countless in the therapies community.

‘I was looking for a more clever review of the topics and then the reinstatement connected with topic of your choice to allow trainees a little more liberty in their documents, ‘ explained Wendie Lubic, a Maryland-based independent instructional consultant. ‘It seemed like duplicating topics was obviously a knee snazzy jerk reaction to spend less effort since they the Common Application use a long list with fixes. ‘

A outdated Montgomery Region Public Classes counselor with an independent talking to practice included, ‘I’ve ended up counseling considering ’82, just like is not at first chance I’ve noticed a do it again of article prompts. In to the future, however , Gives you a great a more good assessment than seems to have developed this year. ‘

So meant for better are worse, typically the essay empressé remain untouched and for 2014-15 will be as follows:

  • Quite a few students contain a background or perhaps story which is so central to their personal information that they assume their software would be partial without them. If this feels like you, after that please promote your story.
  • Recount a strong incident as well as time when you experienced failing. How did it affect people, and what courses did you discover?
  • Reflect on an era when you challenged a belief or concept. What persuaded you to function? Would you make same choice again?
  • Refer to a place or even environment in which you are perfectly subject material. What do you do or possibly experience at this time there, and why is it meaningful to you?
  • Discuss a feat or function, formal or simply informal, which marked your own transition by childhood so that you can adulthood on culture, local community, or family.

Countdown to help Virginia Privately owned College Week

Countdown to help Virginia Privately owned College Week

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Virginia’s private schools are positioning the final meets on blueprints to machine hundreds of college-bound high school students regarding Virginia Personalized College Few days, beginning From monday, July thirty and operating through Monday, August five. With a large number of events booked for being unfaithful: 00 am and 3: 00 pm each weekday and some nine am Saturday sessions, true road enthusiast can pay a visit to up to 11 of the twenty five participating privatecolleges and universities or colleges.

And may possibly special motivator. Students eating out in three or higher colleges through the week should be sent three FREE application payment waivers. So no program fees for as much as three Virginia private colleges of choice— not just these visited. Nice!

According to the Local authority or council of Individual Colleges around Virginia (CICV), Virginia’s personal colleges change from big-name assert schools thanks to emphasis on more compact classes as well as the personal focus students receive from teachers. ‘Our individuals are carried out the college class, involved regarding campus, mentored by their very own professors, and prepared for a work or move on school. ‘

In addition to the educational benefits of an individual college, the particular CICV hopes to remind moms and dads that Florida 529 college savings designs can be used any kind of time of Virginia’s private establishments. And then there is certainly the Los angeles Tuition Services Grant(VTAG), of which essentially translates into zero cost money for any Boston resident attending one of the Commonwealth’s private institutions as a daily student.

VirginiaPrivate College Full week is not the one state-wide process of tidy private faculty tours. Wisconsin, Minnesota, New jersey (August 6-12), and Indianapolis (July 23-27) are associated with the other say groups offering up students an opportunity to tour exclusive colleges on a special 1 week set aside so that you can welcome individuals on university or college road trips.

For any list of Virginia’s participating academic institutions and the set up of incidents, check the Individual College 1 week web page as well as visit the CICV website.

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Columbia Paves the way to Score Decision

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With a subdued change in dialect on standardized test prerequisites, Columbia Institution has from a technical perspective opened the threshold to Score Preference for 2012-13. This retains Penn, Cornell, and Yale as the just Ivies in no way allowing students the freedom to decide on standardized test out scores people feel stand for them while in the best possible approach.

Until the 2010 season, Columbia expected submission coming from all SAT and all REACT scores, despite the fact that permitted trainees to known as submit fares from their best ACT upvc composite while self-reporting (honor product at work) results from the other sittings.

It had been a complicated coverage designed to spend less the candidate the expense for paying for numerous ACT credit score reports and paralleled Yale’s policy.

This season, students could submit RESPOND and also POSED scores, and they may use often the Score Decision option to opt for SAT rates.

Columbia is normally careful they are required that if a few set of HID scores is definitely reported, students will be assessed on the largest score acquired in any unique section. In the event that SAT results are posted, however , not one but two SAT Subject matter Tests should also be provided— your sites that write papers for you choice meant for Columbia College or mathmatical and discipline for Columbia Engineering.

But also from another difference in policy, Columbia will now make it easy for students to create the FUNCTION with Writing in place of typically the SAT together with two issue tests. However no longer demanded, SAT Topic Test fares are ‘welcome’ and proposed ‘if you have a specific section of academic attention. ‘

Observe that Columbia may in no way be superscoring BEHAVE scores. Individuals will be considered on the optimum ‘composite’ get received.

Doing this is a class in how quickly rules modify without notice and also fanfare. Though Score Option continues to result in headaches, it can clear of which colleges tend to be reevaluating business policies and it is up to you to figure out what they are.

For any moment, truly the only document ‘officially’ listing score use suggestions is one made by the College Snowboard. Sadly, it includes errors and is particularly in need of changing. For example , the faculty Board continues to report of which George New york University requires ‘all standing, ‘ while visiting fact young people may send whichever results they like, according to the GW admissions place of work.

And the Institution Board fails to concern itself with TAKE ACTION reporting dental policies. If a university or college requires young people to article all SAT’s and all ACT’s (Georgetown and Penn), you won’t discover unless you cautiously review the school website. Even then, it’s not consistently so very clear.

ACT Pattern:Each proper solution in the ACT gets that you natural point

ACT Pattern:Each proper solution in the ACT gets that you natural point

A overview that is quick of ACT framework:

Test wide range of questions time frame
Test English quantity of questions 75 questions that are multiple-choice restrict 45 minutes
Test Math amount of questions 60 multiple-choice questions time period limit 60 minutes
Break
Test Reading wide range of concerns 40 multiple-choice questions time period limit 35 minutes
Test Science quantity of concerns 40 multiple-choice questions time frame 35 minutes
Break
Test Writing (optional) wide range of concerns 1 essay time period limit 40 mins

Test duration and parts

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Two Simple Things Smart Women Can Perform to Delight Good Men

Two Simple Things Smart Women Can Perform to Delight Good Men

Do you believe men don’t want up to now women that are smart? Reconsider that thought. They are doing, plus it’s particularly true of more mature guys in their 40s, 50s and beyond. I’m pretty sure this is the man you want to meet: the confident, interesting guy who knows what he wants and how to get it if you are smart, single and dating. This guy has its own achievements and leads a life that is full. Not merely does he desire their partner to be a good and separate woman, he calls for it.

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Although courting applications took their time when becoming preferred, when women recognized the anonymity they can use that transformed therefore today they have actually ended up being preferred and their usage remains to raise. Due to these technologies, gone are the times of having to dress-up, walk out, and look the bars as well as clubs for a possible screw you can easily currently date coming from the convenience of your very own home. Our examinations located that making use of selfies rather than official photos on the app’& rsquo; s bio led to an 84% enhanced odds of getting an information. They have changed the extremely attribute of dating.

The Dos and Don’ts of Dating

The Dos and Don’ts of Dating

Within the millennium that is new finding anyone to date is not almost since tricky as learning the art of dating. Between internet meet ukrainian brides free dating, singles activities, together with antique in-person meet and greet, it is feasible to date somebody brand brand new for a basis that is regular. But how will you take full advantage of these opportunities to meet up your perfect partner? How could you make sure that an initial date, good or bad, is a learning experience in place of a missed opportunity? Listed below are the utmost effective five don’ts that are dating followed closely by helpful relationship 2:

Don’t: Misrepresent yourself

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Help Guide to locate a Wife on line: a Detailed How-To

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Early applicants— will your own personal fall analyze scores be seen on time?

Early applicants— will your own personal fall analyze scores be seen on time?

A very important component of picking out an early application strategyis discovering where you are with regards to the evaluating requirements given by individual colleges and universities.

Eventhough over 840 institutions happen to be listed seeing that test-optional or perhaps test-flexible over the FairTest website, the vast majority of postsecondary institutions however require any recordings standardized evaluating as part of the software process.

But this is where issues begin to acquire complicated, when colleges range enormously when it comes to ‘ who want what by just when. ‘

A great source of sorting out the actual ‘ who wants what’ perhaps the early picture is a series about detailed chart provided in theCompass Education and learning Group web-site.

These stock chart use POSED Subject Lab tests (the previous SAT II’s) as a focus for featuring testing demands and try to portion colleges in to those demanding, recommending, or possibly considering Subject Testing.

But the complicated part, for purposes of figuring out whether or not that you are a good applicant for earlier admission, can be knowing ‘ by when’ scores must be provided.

Ideally, you should intend to send results at least four weeks ahead of reported deadlines— premature action, letusdothehomework.com beginning decision, and/or regular choice.

Even if you don’t have completed the appliance, just post the dozens. They’ll go into a holding design until several part of the software is got, at which occasion they’ll be linked to your report.

Unfortunately, this plan of action works best for college students who carried out all testing— ACT, SEATED, or HID Subject— in the end of younger year.

Howevere , if you’re associated with the vast majority of early job seekers scheduled to retake checks in the come of older year, a little timing difficulty comes into play.

And this causes anxiety about meeting deadlines.

For the reason that ACT contains a September test out date, you can generally relax knowing those scores will get to colleges together with early admissions plans in time— although you may wait to confirm them released before submitting.

And most individuals want to see their particular scores just before transmitting the property to colleges.

The particular SAT, however , is a little a reduced amount of certain, along with your strategy for implementing early will depend on on policies/deadlines established by man or women colleges.

If you ever agree to have SAT ratings sent sight silent and invisible , colleges will receive them during about the same moment you do. And this is fine, furnished there isn’t some kind of “hold” put on your lots.

If you want to see the scores before sending, you could arrange to possess them shipped to colleges just after you’ve examined them or simply agree to pay for an upcharge and have these ‘rushed’ to the destination— with a little luck by contract.

But this is where you encounter problems.

Universities all have different rules regarding how hard and fast most of their deadlines will be.

Some, such as James Madison University and the University for Michigan, are firm that all application materials be received at or well before deadlines. But some of these will not likely accept harried scores directed through the submit.

Others offer specific test out dates own websites you could count on serves to meet deadlines. And still people suggest that given that scores are usually received ahead of application is definitely look over , they will give some thought to them.

Exactly what is the first applicant to do?

First, seek to make sure one or more set of test out scores gets to your educational institutions before the earlier deadline.

Upcoming, go ahead and take slide tests if you think maybe you can yourself and chances of classes or scholarship opportunities along with higher lots.

But if the ratings most likely refuse to make the primary round regarding early steps or earlier decision deadlines, consider implementing EA 2 or MALE IMPOTENCE II.

To remain in mind the actual fall dozens will almost certainly be for sale for standard decision factor should you bedeferred.

Above all, understand all plan instructions thoroughly. They can be pretty nuanced, as colleges want to keep their very own options start.

If you still have questions, get in touch with or deliver an email. The majority of admissions office buildings would rather perhaps you have you can ask than miss any deadline.

Far more bad info from United. S. Current information

The 2015 U. S. News Very best Colleges guidebook has seldom been out for two weeks and definitely a couple of poor information towards the data financial institution used to compile rankings and still provide a steady income source for the journal.

colleges have been forced to confess to providing

Within the blog, ‘Morse Code: Within the College Listings, ‘ Robert Morse publicised yesterday the fact that Lindenwood College in Missouri and Rollins College around Florida, together provided mistaken information through data range phase of the years U. Nasiums. News undertaking.

It’s scarcely unusual. During the last several years, Claremont McKenna College, Bucknell University, Emory Institution, George Oregon University, York College of Pennsylvania, Dominican University associated with California, the University connected with Mary Hardin-Baylor, and Flagler College can also be in the exact unenviable location of having to admit to help providing imprecise data to be able to U. Ring. News as well as other training systems behind the Common Data Placed.

This time, the main mistakes sound innocent sufficient.

In the case of Lindenwood University, seems as though an additional number was accidently added to the number of alumni contributor in 2012-13, increasing the needed figure of 2, 411 in order to 12, 411 as formerly reported.

Although because the blunder had a sway on the Very best Colleges search rankings methodology, the main misreported info resulted in U. S. News flash moving Lindenwood to the ‘unranked’ category for that rankings promoted on usnews. com. It can too late in the magazine, nonetheless and the numerical rank inside the Regional Colleges or universities (Midwest) group will advert to anyone buying hard copy.

Rollins College well-advised U. S. News who’s submitted completely wrong counts for the number of individuals admitted to get fall 2013. This information is used to work out the school’s acceptance level.

Instead of admitting 2, 233 students, Rollins actually offered offers for admission to help 2, 783 students bringing about an popularity rate regarding 58. 8 percent in comparison with the incorrect rate regarding 47. 2 percent. Since the error experienced no cause problems for positions , Rollins were punished despite the presence of what does seem a significant enhancements made on perceived selectivity— over 10 percentage tips .

And in whose fault are these claims can you help me with my math homework? At first blush, the rap appears to relaxation solely together with the two institutions.

But truly? When United. S. Information fails to offer even the most rudimentary training together with technical assistance to colleges creating survey styles for the Common Data Set and refuses to make also random assessments on what information and facts is being offered, it seems attribute should be distributed.

Mistakes come to pass. But in your truth of these kinds of persistent not caring to accuracy and reliability, the periodicals compiling and selling the actual numbers deal with some blame.

Until the huge three businesses behind the everyday Data Collection take various responsibility so that they market to the common and make the most basic efforts at high quality assurance, this would continue— U. H. News keep unranking establishments and college-based staff definitely will face termination in the wake up of unintended scandals.

Actually , U. Ings. News has a tendency to anticipate there might be more to return. Morse provides at the end of this column, ‘U. S. News will carry on and handle each and every case of information misreporting when using individual good reason. ‘