BUILDING FAITH: Sir David Steel, presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament, spoke at the East of Scotland annual dinner last week. He enthused over the new Parliament building. 'We want the building to be as welcoming as possible to the public. I'm sure that as the carcass begins to emerge out of the ground, it will become one of the greatest projects of our time.'
Living With Natural Hazards. 17-19 January. Vienna, Austria. Contact Mondial Congress +43 1 588 040.
UKACC International Conference on Control 200. 4-7 September. Cambridge. Contact Molly Corner (020) 7344 5467.
Seeking the Questions for the New Millennium - flood warning and management. 5 October. London. Contact Erica Hammond (01787) 248097.
Track Technology for Civil Engineers. 4-5 January. Derby. Contact Colin Cotter (01332) 262222.
Track Engineering Development Programme. 11 January. Derby. Contact Colin Cotter (01332) 262222.
Knowledge Management. 13 January. Scotland. Contact Torgun Cane (020) 7222 0445.
Benchmarking - KPIs. 18 January. Manchester. Contact Torgun Cane (020) 7222 0445.
British Standard BS6187 on Demolition. 19 January. London. Contact Dagmar Roberts (0115) 960 1200.
Thomas Telford's January courses are as follows:-
NEC - an introduction. 20 January. Leamington Spa.
Risk Assessment in Design under the CDM Regulations. 20 January. Bristol.
Piling - design and construction. 20 January. Watford.
Making Client Presentations. 27 January. Altrincham.
Best Value in the Built Environment. 27 January. London.
Contact Diane Lewis (020) 7665 2457.
9 December: Film and discussion evening on North-South Line Amsterdam. F Kallberg. 5.30pm. ICE. Contact BTS on (020) 7665 2233.
9 December: Appraisal and Validation of Claims - under the ICE Conditions 5th, 6th and 7th Editions. Ascot. 9am. Contact D Lewis (020) 7665 2457.
9 December: ICE Professional Review - section B essay topics. Altrincham. 9am. Contact D Lewis (020) 7665 2457.
10 December: PPG13 Transport. C Pagdin. Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. 1.30pm. Contact P Arundel (020) 7665 2236.
13-14 December: ICE Adjudicators Foundation Course. ICE. 8.45am. Contact D Lewis (020) 7665 2457. 14 December: ICE Carol Service. St Margaret's Church, Westminster. 6pm. Contact R Huxford (020) 7665 2210.
15 December: Hydroinformatics. R Price, J Graff, R Moore et al. University of Bristol. 11am. Fee payable. Contact I Stafford (020) 7665 2234.
EAST OF SCOTLAND
9 December: Quiz Night. Westburn Lounge, Westburn Park. 6.30pm. Contact Clive Kennedy (01224) 655232.
14 December: Poster Competition and Social Evening. Glasgow. Contact Ian Pyrah (0131) 455 2208.
14 December: North Sea Oil Structures - how do they do that? Bill Laver. University of Dundee. Contact Roger Preston (01382) 308111.
14 December: Limit State Design of Structural Masonry. University of Edinburgh. Contact Prof Braj Sinha (0131) 650 5726.
14 December: The Work of an English Heritage Engineer. Sunley Management Centre, Nene College, Northampton. 6.30pm. Contact Paul Thompson (01933) 231730.
9 December: Manchester Airport Second Runway. Ellesmere Port Boat Museum. 6pm. Contact Andrew West (01925) 442668.
15 December: MP's Seminar at Westminster. ICE, Great George Street. 1pm. Contact Mike Chater (01925) 828987.
8 December: VENUE AMMENDMENT - Environmental Management Systems. Queens Building, Bristol University. 6.30pm. Contact Mark Maynard (01823) 358144.
WEST OF SCOTLAND
10 December: Graduates and Students' Christmas Lunch. Forte Posthouse, Glasgow. Contact Alistair MacLennan (01324) 483555.
14 December: Poster Competition and Social Evening. Glasgow University. Contact Alistair MacLennan (01324) 483555.
14 December: Bridlington Harbours Improvements. Tranby/Meux Room, Staff House, University of Hull. 6.30pm. Contact Richard Hanley (01482) 883333.