The series of evening meetings and lectures is now complete.
You will find below a list of events from our 2011-12 programme. If you are interested in obtaining any material or lecture notes distributed at the event, please contact us and we will try to help.
To find out more information on a particular event, please click on "read more".
10 April, 2012 - Forth Replacement Crossing
Alan Gillies, Jacobs and Richard Lamb, FCBC JV
The Firth of Forth between North and South Queensferry is a special place for bridges. Now in the 21st century, a new state-of-the-art road bridge is under construction which will take its place alongside its illustrious neighbours,…
10 April, 2012 - Annual General Meeting
The Institution's AGM at which office bearers for the ensuing session are elected and the Annual Report and Accounts are presented for approval…
20 March, 2012 - Transparency and Ethics in Engineering Project Management
Bill Henry, Past President of American Society of Civil Engineers
Our engineering/construction industry, which has done so much to improve the lives of people around the world, has long laboured under the stain of being one of the most corrupt industries in existence. Corruption kills people, is counter to the principles of sustainable development, and has an enormous economic cost.,…
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21 February, 2012 – Reconstruction in the Front Line - Military Engineering in Afghanistan
Lieutenant Colonel Adam Foley, Royal Engineers
Route Trident is a road designed and constructed by Royal Engineers in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Initially constructed to free up essential air resupply of patrol bases, construction of phase 1 began in December 2009 and was completed in March 2010.,…
24 January, 2012 – Delivering the Nation's Flagship Aircraft Carrier
Steven Carroll, Queen Elizabeth Class Programme Director
The design process for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers has spanned several years owing in part to the fact that several ship building facilities across the UK have to be utilised as no single ship yard could deliver each of the entire ships alone.,…
06 December, 2011 – Hybrid Ferries - An opportunity for Scotland
Guy Platten, Caledonian Marine Assets Limited
21 November, 2011 – Bridging the Infrastructure Gap
MacMillan Memorial Lecture
Gus Macdonald, Lord Macdonald of Tradeston
Global demand for more and better infrastructure is growing relentlessly - in transport, energy, water and communications. Governments also want increased investment in infrastructure to help drive economic recovery. But in these recessionary times the key problem is lack of funding.,…
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Download Lord Macdonald's lecture slides. Right click, choose "Save Link As" and select a folder for storing the file.
27 September, 2011 – Traditional Ship Launching
Marlow (Scotland) Lecture
Fred M Walker
From time immemorial, ships have been launched end-on or sideways from sloping building berths - a practice now nearly ended with modern construction practices.,…
19 September, 2011 – The role of Refrigeration in the Future of Food and Farming
The University Lecture
Dr Andy Pearson, Star Refrigeration
Andy will explore the five challenges highlighted in the Government's report "The Future of Food and Farming", published in January this year. He will discuss in detail some of the ways in which the refrigeration industry can address these challenges.,…