More than 1,300 engineers congregated at London’s Lindley Hall last week to hear some industry heavyweights set-out their stalls and show why construction is a great place to work.
Network Rail’s programme engineering manager for civils, Paul Clark, and their programme engineering manager for estates, Steve Whitmore showed some of Network Rail’s staggering breadth, and how the railway will develop into the future.
Arup’s director of planning and integrated urbanism, Peter Head, has come from steel bridge design, but moved heavily into sustainability, and talked about how to make cities sustainable.
Balfour Beatty’s managing director, Andrew McNaughton, has had a career in civil engineering, and has now risen to the top of Britain’s biggest contractor. He talked about how infrastructure will look, and will be built inthe future.
Bullivant’s geothermal heating and cooling director, John Patch showed the variety in specialised areas, such as the growing area of underground heating and cooling.