Writing Skills for Engineers at the IStructE
Writing Skills for Engineers with Penny Taylor. A great course! She was really clear, conice and engaging above all else. We learned a lot from this course and as a result will be ripping up our templates and starting again. Thanks Penny.
We love this! So Vale took the decision to publish her thesis on the design of external facades in high rise buildings this week (back in Italy). She derived new equations for the behaviour and interface connections between new and existing structures. Yes Vale!!
Fire Safety Design: We need to talk about Timber at the IStructE
An evening lecture by Dr Angus Law who holds the Building Research Establishment Lectureship in Fire Safety Engineering and advised the UK Government Expert Panel on Fire Safety in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Solid Wood Solutions
A day long seminar and lecture event on everything solid wood related (CLT, Glulam etc). Best fact of the day when talking about a nine (9) storey structure in Finland, apparently the total amount of wood needed to construct the building is regrown in just twenty (20) minutes across the whole of Finland’s Forests during the summer – love that!
Tall Timber Storeys from Scandinavia at the Building Centre
A short evening event, so a lot to cram in for a couple of hours. There were three (3) main speakers, all delivering on various aspects of Tall Timber projects their working on. Some interesting stuff going on, specifically the Skelleftea Cultural Centre which is worth keeping an eye on – 20 storey timber frame (no RC core for stabilisation).
Demolition and Structural Refurbishment at the IStructE
A day long event presented by Charles Treasure (wentworth-house.com) who has over 40 years experience in both temporary and permanent works, the management and coordination of the design process. Anyone with this much experience is always worth listening to, just to pick up on their experience and listen to past projects they’ve done.
You, Me, CPD, Beer & Ping Pong
Lets be honest. We were sold on the name. A proper decent CPD by the crownstonegroup.co.uk on the practicalities of keeping water out of a basement, in addition to some technical requirements in accordance with BS 8102. And obviously we were big fans of the post CPD beers on this one.
Two day training event on Temporary works at the IStructE
Our favourite event to date by a long way, and that was predominantly because of Mr Ray Filip of rkfconsult.co.uk. A real thorough and thought out teaching programme which covered pretty much every aspect of temporary works. Ray then added additional calc work and examples from his experience – really practical and useful. Loved it.
Light Scenography in Architectural Dimensions with Hideki Yoshimoto
Hosted by nkiliarchitecture.com. Amazing talk, blew our socks off. How Hideki gets from, say a gearbox for inspiration, to a high end fashion installation in Milan is mind boggling. He’s done some really cool installations, it was really interesting to hear his take on some of his work which can be seen on tangent.uk.com.
Where we areWe work at Ark Coworking. It’s a proper community, there’s a coworking bit next door with every business start-up you can imagine with people making that leap and doing it for themselves. We’re surrounded by what seems like mostly film producers or mens magazine people upstairs at the minute, a few charities, people writing their thesis and everyone in between. Needless to say we get our ears bent for the odd bit of advice here and there but it’s really nice being in an environment that isn’t just engineering and everyone is pushing and striving to make their own work come to life - that’s really cool.