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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

ISructE 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