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The IABSE FoD 2016 Competitions

May 30, 2016

It’s not a secret that I like the IABSE Future of Design conferences. Normally my pre-conference build-up focuses on the speakers, however today I’d like to just quickly draw your attention to the two, now open, competitions that are run before, and…Read More

IABSE Future of Design London 2015

August 13, 2015

What is there to say about the Future of Design conferences that hasn’t been said before? Tom has reviewed previous conferences with aplomb and we (as the organising committee for FoD London 2015) are…Read More

Future of Design North 2015: Part 2

July 20, 2015

If you haven’t heard of the IABSE Future of Design events (then you should at least read the first post of this two-parter)- they’re a series of conferences aimed at celebrating and sharing the best of (structural) design. This year … Read More

Future of Design North 2015: Part 1

July 9, 2015 1

With a quote from Prince Phillip about how the world that surrounds us is the vision of architects and engineers, the IABSE Future of Design North started off as it meant to continue; celebrating…Read More

Engineers Aren’t Entrepreneurs

June 1, 2015 2

Engineers are no longer entrepreneurs; and that’s why nobody cares about us. I went to the IABSE Annual Lecture yesterday. It was, of course, inspiring, as you would expect both from the IABSE and the…Read More

IABSE Future of Design North 2015

January 22, 2015 2

I can’t tell you how excited I am that tickets for the IABSE Future of Design North 2015 conference are now selling quickly. And sell they should! Some of the most eminent structural engineers and…Read More

The Future of Design 2014: Part 2

November 11, 2014 1

I’m sure you’ve all been at the edge of your seats waiting for the second part from the highlights of the IABSE 2014 Future of Design conference; and for that I can only apologise- some times life gets in the way. I expect it’s a good sign…Read More

The Future of Design 2014: Part 1

October 7, 2014 6

Every year I go to the IABSE Future of Design conference (sample size: 2 years). It has a good selection of speakers, but more than that- it has a good selection of attendees. It’s nice to meet people the same level as…Read More

IABSE Future of Design 2014

August 15, 2014 2

It’s that time of year again; the annual IABSE Future of Design event is looming. I’ll be going, and you should be coming too. Whilst a lot of industry conferences and events are aimed at the engineers…Read More

Antarctic Engineering: Halley VI

June 2, 2014

I suspect you know that engineering for Antarctic conditions is difficult; so perhaps the first question is “why bother”. The answer is simple: “For Science!” The remote nature of the continent…Read More