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Foresight The week ahead

Until 20 December Bridges over the Lune: Exhibition of Artist Geoff Woodhead's Cumbrian paintings, including the Carlisle Bridge, carrying the West Coast Main Line, the Firbank viaduct and Thomas Harrison's Skerton Bridge. Storey Gallery, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster. Details (01524) 844133, www.storeygallery.org.uk

10 November Ken Yeang - the ecological design of skyscrapers, large buildings and sites: Architect Yeang talks about ways in which sustainability can be designed into mega-structures. 6.30pm, Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London W1 Tickets £8. Details (020) 7307 3699

12 November Scrapheap challenge: The final programme in this series sees teams battling to build a fire fighting ship. 6.00pm, Channel 4

14 November Accident black spot - motorways: New series looking at research carried out by consultant TRL into why some roads, bridges and roundabouts are more dangerous than others. 8.30pm, Channel 4

15 November The fabricators - Henk Wiekens, Pendennis Shipyard: Wiekens is managing director of the ship builder responsible for fabricating BCI award winner, the Lords Media Centre. In this lecture he tells how marine technology was used to deliver the UK's largest monococque building to date. 6.00pm, the Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1 Details, (020) 7692 6209, events@buildingcentretrust.org

15 November Tomorrow's World - Venice special: Presenter Peter Snow looks at plans to protect Venice from high water by building submersible flood defence barrages. The sinking city is also to introduce boats with a new hull design that produces no wash. 7.00pm, BBC1

15 November Water conservation measures - incentives and enforcement: Seminar looking at improving efficiency and ways of designing out wastage in water supply. 4.30pm, CIRIA, 6 Storey's Gate, London SW1 Details, www.ciria.org.uk Tel (020) 7222 8891

19 November Integral bridge design using precast beams: One day course in association with the Prestressed Concrete Association. Institution of Structural Engineers, 11 Upper Belgrave Street, London SW1 Details, (020) 7235 4535. conferences@istructe.org.uk

20 November Professor Heinz Wolff on Brunel: Lecture accompanying the exhibition Isambard Kingdom Brunel - recent works, running until 25 February. Emeritus professor of bioengineering at Brunel University, Wolff looks at Brunel's influence on modern engineering. 6.30pm, Design Museum, Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, London SE1. £10. Details, (020) 7403 6933

20-21 November Whose risk? Debate on the future of the Hong Kong construction industry and the government's general conditions of contract. Room 301, Level 3, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Details, (00 852) 2559 9973, ICCR@loc.com.hk

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