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Archive for April, 2012

Dr Bill Harvey Lecture

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Venue: Rm 281, Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton St.
Date: Tuesday, 1 May, 2012
Time: Reception 18:00, Lecture 18:30

Dr Bill Harvey – Underneath the arches

The renowned masonry arch bridge expert Dr Bill Harvey will deliver a lecture on his lifetime experiences assessing masonry arches.

Abstract: This talk will skim through various aspects of bridge history. Bill will use pictures and videos of bridge behaviour to explain what we think we know and the gaps that remain in our knowledge and understanding of these economically vital structures. There will also be brief excursions into aspects of more modern structures.

The Speaker: Bill Harvey has been a committed bridge engineer since 1954. He began properly working on bridges in 1971 when he spent some time on big steel bridges (Humber, Ouse, Dunkeld) before settling into academic life working on masonry arch bridges in 1981. Since then he has become an internationally-renowned bridge engineer and has spent many happy hours in cold damp places but also in libraries and sometimes even in the sun, learning about how arches came about, how they were built, how they work and how they deteriorate. He has worked as an independent consultant and software developer since 2000 and is particularly known for his masonry arch assessment software Archie-M.

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This event is jointly hosted by the Republic of Ireland Branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers, and the Structures and Construction Division of Engineers Ireland.

Venue: Rm 281, Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton St.
Date: Tuesday, 1 May, 2012
Time: Reception 18:00, Lecture 18:30

BIM – An Introduction

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is fast becoming the new buzz word of the Irish construction industry, but what is it?

The event will provide an introduction to BIM for Engineers and present the UK strategy for the full adoption of BIM by 2016 as well as current international practice. Speakers will pass on their practical experience on the implementation of BIM within their Consulting Engineering firms.

This event is presented in joint collaboration between Engineers Ireland, The Institution of Structural Engineers and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland.

The Speakers:
Introduction & current adoption of BIM:
Brian Lahiff – Thomas Garland & Partners will provide a summary of the BIM process and current adoption in the UK and internationally.
Civil Engineering:
James Duggan – ARUP Cork will discuss the practical application of BIM on Arup Projects.
Structural Engineering:
John Casey – Casey O’Rouke Consulting Engineers will discuss their current design using the BIM process.
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering:
Michael Downey – J.V. Tierney & Co. Consulting Engineers will discuss their initial experience in the adoption of BIM within the firm.

A flyer is available here.

Date & Time: Monday, 16th April, 2012, Lecture at 18.30
Location: Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4.
Can’t attend the lecture? View it live online at www.engineersireland.ie

NUI Galway Engineering Building

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Venue: Rm 259, Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton St.
Date: Tuesday, 24 April, 2012
Time: Reception 18:00, Lecture 18:30

NUI Galway Engineering Building

The New Engineering Building at NUI Galway integrates all engineering activities on campus into an exclusive, state of the art academic facility. The building not only provides a learning environment, but acts as a teaching and learning tool. It is a ‘living laboratory’ for engineering, where live data sets from numerous types of sensors are provided for use in illustrating structural engineering and building performance concepts in undergraduate teaching, and in the development of full-scale research in structural engineering and energy. Key members of the project team will present on the different aspects of the project, from design and construction, through to the design and implementation of the living laboratory learning environment. The building recently won the 2011 Irish Concrete Society Sustainability Award (here) and is featured in the current issue of The Structural Engineer (here).

The speakers are:

  • Eamonn Cannon, Chartered Engineer & retired lecturer NUI Galway
  • Dr Jamie Goggins, Chartered Engineer & Lecturer, NUI Galway
  • Eddie O’Brien, Project Manager, BAM Contractors
  • Fiona Purcell, Chartered Engineer, Arup Consulting Engineers

This event is jointly hosted by the Republic of Ireland Branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers, and the Structures and Construction Division of Engineers Ireland.

A flyer is available for download here.

Venue: Rm 259, Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton St.
Date: Tuesday, 24 April, 2012
Time: Reception 18:00, Lecture 18:30