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Nicholas Bennett takes over from Hugh Woodrow as chief executive of the Association of Consulting Engineers on 1 April. He is a former MP for Pembroke and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales until 1992 and has recently worked as a consultant to Price Waterhouse.

Graham Shennan (M) has joined the board of Kier Regional.

Ken Arkley (M) is Leicester County Council's director of planning and transportation.

Janet Miller joins WS Atkins as a senior heritage consultant.

Joseph Ho (M) is an associate in the Scott Wilson (Hong Kong) building structures division.

Stephen Roberts (M) and Andy Parkman (M) are made regional directors at Oscar Faber Consulting Engineers.

Felix Candela, the Spanish born architect renowned for shell concrete structures built principally in Mexico and South America, died last month aged 87. Candela's major contributions to many projects include the Church of the Miraculous Virgin in Mexico City in 1953 and the sports pal- ace for the 1968 Olympic Games. Founder and president for 20 years of Cubiertas ALA which specialised in the design and construction of reinforced concrete shell structures, he moved to the US and became a professor at the University of Illinois in 1971, retiring in 1978. Among many awards, Candela won the UK Institution of Structural Engineer's Gold Medal in 1961.

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