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Archive for March, 2011

Structural Awards 2011

Established in 1968, the Structural Awards recognise and reward the work of the world’s most talented structural designers, their indispensable contribution to the built environment and showcase projects that lead the industry’s development. The 2011 Structural Awards are now open for entries and the Branch would like to members in the Republic of Ireland to submit projects for consideration in one of the ten categories:

  • Heritage Award for Building or Infrastructure Projects
  • Award for Pedestrian Bridges
  • Award for Transportation Structures
  • Award for Commercial or Retail Structures
  • Award for Education or Healthcare Structures
  • Award for Community or Residential Structures
  • Award for Arts or Entertainment Structures
  • Award for Industrial or Process Structures
  • Award for Small Practices

The new category, Award for Small Practices, has been introduced this year to encourage smaller design teams (defined as a practice employing up to four staff engaged in structural design who between them generate a maximum annual fee income of £0.5m) to enter their finest projects. It is intended that this category will help to promote the valuable work of the world’s smaller firms.

The closing date for entries is Thursday 21 April. Please see www.structuralawards.org for further information.

The Effects of Freeze Thaw on Concrete – Irish Concrete Society Seminar

Date: 29 March 2011
Time: Registration and Breakfast from 08:00 to 09:00. Seminar from 09:00 to 13:00.
Location: Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin

Please see the event post for further information.

The Effects of Freeze Thaw on Concrete – Irish Concrete Society Seminar

Over the past two winters Ireland has experienced temperatures consistently below freezing. This has resulted in concrete being exposed to cycles of freeze-thaw, and in many cases de-icing products which have caused damage.

On Tuesday 29 March 2011, the Irish Concrete Society are hosting a half-day seminar on ‘The Effects of Freeze Thaw on Concrete’. This seminar is targetted at clients, designers, contractors, suppliers, specifiers, academics and researchers, and will be held in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin.

This seminar will discuss the causes of this damage, current practice with regard to specification and workmanship and possible solutions to prevent this damage occurring. Dr Roger West (TCD) will chair the seminar, and the speakers include Dr Mark Richardson (UCD), Mr Gordon Ellis (Mattest) and Mr Brian Curtis (Curtis Enterprises).

Click here to download a flyer to publicize the event.

Date: 29 March 2011
Time: Registration and Breakfast from 08:00 to 09:00. Seminar from 09:00 to 13:00.
Location: Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin

Terminal 2, Dublin Airport – James Daly Memorial Lecture

Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport was opened to the public on 19 November 2010. This project is the centrepiece of a €1.2bn, five year investment programme by the Dublin Airport Authority. T2 and Pier E form over 100,000m² of floor area with four main structures, including the Check- in Hall, Arrivals & Departures Area, Central Plant Building and Pier E.

Terminal 2, Dublin Airport

On Tuesday 8 March, 2011, Arup will present this exciting project in Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street. This presentation will outline the structural engineering features of the project; including the development of the distinctive double curvature form, the design of the Check In/Arrivals halls and Pier E.

Speakers:

  • Simon Nevill, Associate Director, Arup.
  • Sean Barrett, Senior Project Engineer, Arup.

Click here to download a flyer to publicize the event.

Date: 8 March 2011
Time: Tea and coffee reception at 18:00. Evening lecture starts at 18:30.
Location: Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton St., Room 259

The Design and Construction of the New Mizen Head Footbridge – Evening Lecture

The Mizen Head Footbridge is a reinforced concrete through-arch structure spanning 50m. The original bridge was completed in 1909. After 100 years of service, the bridge was demolished and reconstructed between 2009 and 2010.

Mizen Head Footbridge

A joint presentation from the project steering group will be given on Tuesday, 8 March, in Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. This lecture will focus on the design and construction challenges of safely demolishing and reconstructing the bridge in a difficult site location.

Speakers:

Date: 8 March 2010
Time: Tea and coffee reception at 19:30. Lecture starts at 20:00.
Venue: Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

For more information, please see the event flyer here.

The Design and Construction of the New Mizen Head Footbridge – Evening Lecture

Date: 8 March 2010
Time: Tea and coffee reception at 19:30. Lecture starts at 20:00.
Venue: Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

Please see the event post for further information.