This is a selection of the best events - nationally and from around the regions. For the full list of events happening near you, go to www. nceplus.co.uk and click on the 'What's on' link.
Wednesday 14 January, East Midlands
Wind energy Plans to build the world's largest offshore wind farm in the Greater Wash area were given government approval in December. The farm, 30km to 40km off the Lincolnshire coast, could have up to 250 turbines and provide up to 1.2GW of generating capacity. Tristan Mackie of TM Environmental Power explores the issues.
Forest Pines Hotel, Scunthorpe.
6.30pm. Contact Paul Coathup (01522) 553015.
Wednesday 14 January, East Anglia
New Wembley Stadium Construction of the spectacular new Wembley, with its 330m span raking arch, is ahead of programme. Demolition of the old stadium is complete and 3,700 piles have been installed to a depth of 35m into the London Clay. And in placing the foundations for the arch, contractor Multiplex claims the longest ever continuous concrete pour - using 720t of reinforcement and 4,800m 3 of concrete, it lasted for 19.5 hours. Mott MacDonald divisional director Neil Thornber talks through the project.
Oaklands Hotel, Norwich. 6.30pm.
Contact Dominika Rozko (01603) 767 530.
Wednesday 14 January, National contaminated land remediation: a showcase of EPSRC funded research
The assessment, remediation and management of contaminated land is a major challenge. This event promises to showcase recent engineering research funded by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council that goes some way to understanding the effects of contamination and providing novel solutions.
ICE London. 2pm. Contact Kate Stephen (020) 7665 2221.
Thursday 15 January, London
Constructing Excellence - will it take off?
A practical view from Heathrow Terminal 5 Over the next two years more than 1M. m 3of concrete will be needed on the massive Terminal 5 project.
To make sure it all happens on time, client BAA has invested £21M in a state of the art production facility unlike any other in the UK. Constructing Excellence head Alan Crane and reinforcement steel accreditation body UK Cares executive director Ben Bowsher explain the Colnbrook revolution.
ICE London. 6.30pm. Booking essential. Contact Tim Warren (01223) 764145.
Thursday 15 January, North West
Present day contracts This CPD seminar will review the variety of ways to procure civil engineering projects and will examine ways to minimise or avoid claims, disputes and litigation.
JJB Stadium, Wigan. 1.30pm. Cost £95. Contact Janice Parkinson (07976) 313 656
Friday 13 February
Celebrating 60 years of civil engineering at Kingston Kingston University School of Engineering joins forces with the ICE to celebrate 60 years of civil engineering at the university. Vice chancellor professor Peter Scott will co-host the celebrations with ICE President Doug Oakervee and the mayor of Kingston. Y Bhg Tan Sri Dato Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, managing director of Malaysian construction giant YTL and Kingston civil engineering graduate (1978), will give a lecture. The school's new laboratories will be demonstrating current research.
Kingston University, 5.30pm.
Tickets cost £30 and applications must be received by 16 January.
Email A.Harris@kingston. ac. uk.