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The Gallery | Week in pictures

The devastation in Nepal, an engineering MP and a First World War medal feature in our round up of this week’s engineering news in images.

Two civil engineers this week flew to Nepal to aid the search and rescue effort following last weekend’s catastrophic earthquake.

Former Aecom senior structural engineer Josh Macabuag, who is currently studying for an engineering doctorate at University College London, and Atkins senior geotechnical engineer Mark Scorer, are part of a 15-strong team in Kathmandu put together by charity Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters.

Former structural engineer Naomi Long has spoken to NCE about her campaign to defend her seat in Parliament in next month’s general election.

Long, who graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 1994 with an MEng in civil engineering with distinction, was elected as MP for Belfast East in 2010. She spent nine years working as a structural and sewerage engineer before moving into politics.

Fundraising has kicked off for a floating swimming pool that will sit on the Thames in London.

To be called the Thames Baths, the idea is to build a floating platoon with two pools. The platoon will rise and fall with the tide and have its own water filter system. There will be a 25m lap pool and a training pool.

Contractor Amey and its client United Utilities have launched a campaign to find the family of a soldier whose First World War medal was found in a Manchester sewer.

The companies are using the hashtag #ReuniteMe to track down the relatives of the medal’s original owner.

Eight employees at construction equipment maker Speedy have raised a total in excess of £5,000 by completing this year’s London Marathon.

The staff ran in support of WellChild, while Speedy also sponsored the charity’s 140-strong marathon team.

Crossrail’s first retail and public realm space has officially opened at Canary Wharf.

Crossrail Place, which contains the new Canary Wharf Crossrail station, opened to the public on 1 May.


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