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Contract & Design Liabilities Seminar

The Republic of Ireland Branch of the IStructE is pleased to present a one-day seminar on Contract and Design Liabilities on Tuesday, 29 May 2012.

The understanding of contract and design liabilities is becoming ever more important for structural engineers, due to ongoing changes in public liability and environmental legislation. This seminar will comprise four sessions to consider the relevant issues, each presented by a leading member in their area of expertise.

The topics to be covered and the speakers are:

  • Contracts and contract administration – Niav O’Higgins, Partner with Arthur Cox Solicitors. Niav has extensive experience of all standard forms of building and civil engineering contracts and appointments used in Ireland and the UK. She also advises on Health & Safety matters, particularly with respect to construction.
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance – Graeme Tinney, Director of Griffiths & Armour Professional Risks. Having acquired broad experience in liability exposure in Ireland and the UK, Graeme provides strategic advice to construction consultants on managing professional risk. He has represented the interests of consulting engineers with major procurement bodies, including Government.
  • Dealing with contaminants – Paul Foran, Managing Director of OHSS Consulting. With over 15 years’ experience as both a consultant and inspector in the field of Health & Safety, Paul lectures at the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), UCD and TCD. He is a qualified Occupational Hygienist.
  • Health & Safety – Peter McCabe, Chairman of Construction Safety Partnership. A part-time lecturer at TCD, Peter is a chartered member of IOSH and specialises in equipping people with knowledge of how to stay safe in the workplace. He was named the IOSH Ireland branch winner in 2010.

Participants registered to attend will be given the opportunity to submit questions prior to the seminar.

This seminar is open to non-members. We ask members to display the notice prominently in their workplace and to copy it to friends who may be interested.

Cost:
€120 (€150 for non-members)
There is a limited number of places available at €60 for students / unwaged / retirees.
There will be a mid-morning and mid-afternoon coffee break, and lunch will be provided.

Please register in advance for this seminar by sending your name, contact number and company details to Aileen Phelan at 041 – 983 9958, or to registrations@istructe.ie – a response e-mail will issue.

A flyer is available for download here.

Venue: DIT Bolton St, Dublin 1, Rm TBC
Date: Tuesday, 29 May, 2012
Time: Registration from 08:30; Seminar 09:00-17:00
Cost: €120 (€150 for non-members); €60 for students/unwaged/retirees (places limited).

2012 CITA BIM Workshop Series

See here for details: Developing a National Building Materials & Products BIM Library

Date: 29 February 2012

Seminar: Sustainability for Structural Engineers

Sustainability is not only about addressing climate change, water shortage, energy, transport or any other single issue. It’s about solving these challenges using an integrated approach from strategy development to technical consulting to project implementation
– Lee McIntire, Chairman and CEO, CH2M HILL.

The building industry is second to food production in the consumption of raw materials in the world today. As structural engineers, we need to be aware the impacts that our decisions have on the environment around us. In respect of this, the Republic of Ireland Branch will hold a one-day seminar entitled Sustainability for Structural Engineers on Wednesday, 14 September in Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street.

This seminar will examine the impacts of existing legislation on the Structural Engineer and how the existing building assessment tools assess sustainability. The assessment of embodied energy and carbon, what it means and how to calculate it will be reviewed for specific materials. As we become more focused on re-use of materials, the refurbishment of buildings and how we introduce sustainability measures into existing structures is a challenge which needs to be addressed. Finally, this seminar will cover some case studies of existing buildings incorporating the principles of sustainability and sustainable design that will be outlined throughout the course of this seminar.

This seminar is open to non-members and will be of immense benefit to any member of the construction industry. We would like to encourage members to pass this notice to friends or colleagues who may be interested in this subject matter.

Click here to download a flyer to publicize the event.

Date: Wednesday 14 September 2011
Location: Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street
Time: Coffee & registration from 8.30 am. Seminar from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Cost: Members €120. Non-members €150.

The program for the day is available to download here.

Please REGISTER in advance for this seminar by sending your name, contact number and company to registrations(at)istructe(dot)ie

Seminar: Current Legislation and Design of Concrete Anchors

Date: Tuesday 31 May 2011
Time: Coffee & registration 8.30 am. Seminar 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Location: Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street (Room 281)

Please see the event post for further information.

Seminar: Current Legislation and Design of Concrete Anchors

HSA Code of Practice for the Design and Installation of Anchors

The Institution of Structural Engineers and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland will hold a half-day seminar on Design of Concrete Anchors. This seminar will be presented by Mr Bryan Carroll of Masonry Fixing Services Limited. Bryan has been a key participant in the development of the new Irish Code of Practice which came into effect in May 2010. He is also currently active in the development of a European Code on the same subject.

ACEI delegates will also discuss the imminent publication of its advice note to members in relation to design responsibilities for Concrete Anchors.

This half-day seminar will comprise two sessions. The first session will address recent legislation, design requirements and the pending European Code. The second session will be an open forum with design examples to pre submitted questions. Participants registered to attend will be encouraged to submit questions prior to the seminar. All participants will be issued with copies of the relevant design codes and design examples.

This seminar is open to non-members and will be of immense benefit to consultants, contractors and other users of concrete anchors. We would like to encourage members to pass this notice to friends or colleagues who may be interested in this subject matter.

Click here to download a flyer to publicize the event.

Date: Tuesday 31 May 2011
Time: Coffee & registration 8.30 am. Seminar 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Location: Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street (Room 281)
Cost: Members €50. Non-Members €75. (Full payment is due at registration on the morning of the seminar)

Please register in advance for this seminar by sending your name, contact number and company to registrations(at)istructe(dot)ie. (Please note this is an unmanned mailbox and any queries should be sent directly to info(at)istructe(dot)ie)

Seminar: Design of Concrete Anchors

HSA Code of Practice for the Design and Installation of Anchors
The Institution of Structural Engineers and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland will hold a half-day seminar on Design of Concrete Anchors, in May 2011 (Date to be confirmed). This seminar will be presented by Mr Bryan Carroll of Masonry Fixing Services Limited. Bryan has been a key participant in the development of the new Irish Code of Practice for the Design and Installation of Anchors, which came into effect in May 2010. He is also is currently active in the development of a European Code on the same subject. ACEI delegates will also discuss the new advice note to members in relation to design responsibilities for concrete Anchors.

The half-day seminar will be split into two sessions. The first session will address recent Design Codes, legislation, design requirements and the pending European Code. Following an interval, the second session will be an open forum with examples and answers to questions submitted by seminar attendees in advance. All participants will be issued with copies of design codes and other relevant documents.

This seminar is open to non-members and will be beneficial to Civil/Structural Consulting Engineers, contractors and other high volume users of concrete anchors. We would like to encourage members to pass this notice to friends or colleagues who may be interested in the subject matter.

Please check back soon for further information.

Date: May 2011 (Date to be confirmed)
Time: Seminar from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street (Room to be confirmed)

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

EC2 One-day Tutorial Workshop

EC2 Workshop Banner

Following on from the popularity and success of the recent Eurocodes’ Evening Course, the IStructE, in conjunction with the ACEI and the Irish Concrete Society, are holding a 1-day tutorial workshop on Concrete Design to EC2.

This one-day course is aimed at practising consulting engineers with experience in concrete design. The tutorial will be limited to a small group and will involve interactive design sessions following examples in accordance with the Irish National Annex & EC2. A set of worked examples will be provided to participants.

Participants will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the Concrete Society publication ‘Concise Eurocode 2’ at a substantially discounted rate.

Lunch will be provided.

The Course is CPD accredited and a certificate of attendance will be awarded.

The presenters are:
Mr Charles Goodchild, BSc CEng MCIOB MIStructE
Principal Structural Engineer with MPA -The Concrete Centre Currently working on the implementation of Eurocode 2 in the UK.
Mr Robin Whittle, MA(Cantab), CEng, MICE
Involved with the development of UK and European Codes for the use of structural concrete. Mr Whittle, an Arup consultant, is part of the Project Team which drafted Eurocode 2.
Mr Jim Mansfield, RConsEI, CEng, BE, FIEI, MIStructE
National Liaison Engineer representing Ireland and actively involved in the implementation of EC2 and EC6.

The course will be held in DIT Bolton Street, 9:00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m, Wednesday 27 October 2010.

You can download the following:

Eurocodes Seminar

Location: Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton St.
Date: Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Time: 09:00 – 17:30

Please see the event post for further information.