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The week ahead


If you know of events, exhibitions, books, programmes or web sites that ought to be included in Foresignt, contact Andrew Mylius. Tel (020) 7505 6656, e-mail

24 March Geotechnics for structural engineers: Course run jointly by Ove Arup & Partners and City University.

Institution of Structural Engineers.

Details, Sue Javvi, (020) 7235 4535. Email

27 March True Bible stories - Sodom and Gomorrah: Academic Mike Sanders believes the infamous cities are to be found on the bed of the Dead Sea and sets out to locate them in the saline and hitherto unexplored depths. 8.00pm, Channel 4

27 March Savage planet - dangerous waters: The hazard posed by volcanic crater lakes is exposed with reference to Cameroon's Lake Nyos, which rose and spilled over the crater rim killing 1,500, and New Zealand's Ruapehu Lake, which swept away a railway bridge and caused the country's worst ever rail disaster. 10.30 pm, ITV

28 March Design and construction of efficient concrete frames: Half-day course run in association with the Concrete Society.

Institution of Structural Engineers.

Details, Sue Javvi, (020) 7235 4535. Email

29 March CDM Conference: The Health & Safety Executive will be introducing its new Approved Code of Practice for the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London. Details, Liz Bennett, (01608) 664211 30 March Production Management: Seminar on improving efficiencies through construction, run by the Lean Construction Institute.

Renaissance Hotel, London Heathrow.

Details, (01923) 673801. E-mail

30 March Fred Dibnah's magnificent monuments: Steeplejack and TV presenter Dibnah looks at structures built for entertainment.

8.00pm, BBC2

31 March Lean design and supply: The Lean Construction Institute explores integration of the design and construction supply chains.

Renaissance Hotel, London Heathrow.

Details, (01923) 673801. E-mail

31 March Bridges for the Millennium: Project engineer for London's Millennium Bridge, Arup's Roger Ridsdell-Smith, discusses the project as it nears completion. 1.10pm

Museum of London, London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN Details: (020) 7600 0807

3 April-8 July London: Living city: Interactive exhibition dealing with the transport, infrastructure, economics and sociology of creating an ecologically sustainable capital.

RIBA Architecture Gallery, 66 Portland Place, London.

Details (020) 7307 3770 4 April Delivering an urban renaissance - sustainable urban regeneration?

Engineer Mark Whitby interrogates the subject alongside Geoff Wright of developer Hammerson, urban regeneration charity Groundwork's Isabel King and designer of the sustainable housing Bill Dunster.

6.00pm the Building Centre, 22 Store Street, London WC1.

Details: Sonny Masero, E-mail

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