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what's on 15-28 April National

Manchester, 15 April: Supervising engineers' forum. R Binnie. UMIST. 9am. Contact BDS (0171) 665 2234.

15 April: The Harding prize competition. ICE. 5.30pm. Contact BTS (0171) 665 2233.

15 April: Institution annual dinner. Grosvenor House. Contact (0171) 665 2314.

Maidenhead, 16 April: Tunnel jacking of Dorney Bridge (booking essential). Contact RCEA (0171) 665 2236.

19-20 April: Remote techniques for hazardous environments. International Hotel, London Docklands. 9am. Contact BNES (0171) 665 2315.

21 April: Piled foundations. T Fitch and W Lau. 5.30pm. Contact BGS/GB (0171) 665 2233.

Hull, 21 April: Dredging for navigation - the equipment, task and environmental considerations (booking essential). University of Hull. Contact CEDA (0171) 665 2232.

23 April: Luton station. M Summerfield. ICE. 11am. RCEA (0171) 665 2236.

26 April: Half day meeting - Travel awareness. ICE. 2pm. Contact TPS (0171) 665 2236.

26 April: NCE competition - the power of persuasion. ICE. 2pm. Contact Clare Hartley (0171) 665 2213.

28 April: Why offshore engineers should know more about reservoirs. ICE. 5.30. D Aron. Contact OES (0171) 665 2232.

28 April: Strong motion parameters for seismic design. J Bommer, A Elnashai, A Walker. ICE. 5pm. Contact SECED (0171) 665 2238.


17 April: Five-a-side football competition (booking essential). 11am. Contact Jo Holland (0171) 665 2159.

21 April: Graduates and Students Papers Competition. ICE. 6pm. Contact Jo Holland (0171) 665 2159.

22 April: Environment and the stakeholder. B Sawford, D Epstein, R Valence. ICE. 9.30am. Contact Jo Holland (0171) 665 2159.


Hatfield, 20 April: History of the ICE. Mike Chrimes. University of Hertfordshire. 6.30pm. Contact M Saunders (01279) 446876.

Luton, 22 April: Partnership and sponsorship - the future of local government financing. Contact C Goodacre (01234) 228715.

East Anglia

Ipswich, 22 April: Essay Group. Suffolk County Council. Contact Rik Miall (01473) 583230.

24 April: Five-a-side football competition. Contact John Skirrow (01473) 835203.

East Midlands

Nottingham, 19 April: Foundations on soft ground. University. 6pm. Contact Ron Jones (0115) 951 3891.

Lincoln, 20 April: New routes to membership. R. Larcombe. Lincoln University, 6.30pm. Contact Stephen Gormley (01522) 341619.

Mansfield, 20 April: Retailing - Town or out of town. Mansfield Civic Centre. 6pm. Contact Robert Biggs (01629) 580000.

Kegworth, 21 April: Seven decades of flood defences. John Fitzsimons. J Fitzsimons. Yew Lodge. 6pm. Contact (0115) 8463673.

Lincoln, 22 April: Landfill development sites. Four seasons, Dunholme. 6.30pm. Contact Stephen Gormley (01522) 341619.

East of Scotland

Edinburgh, 28 April: City of Edinburgh rapid transit. K Rimmer. Unived. 6pm.


19 April: Legal update - A review of recent decided cases. S. Binstead. ICE. 6.30pm. Contact Russel Calderwood (01342) 334 299.


Hotline 0845 6060 332

Coventry, 15 April: Improving construction - the manufacturing paradigm. 6.30pm. Contact Trevor Johnson (01635) 36197.

Birmingham, 15 April: IPR/CPR training day. Contact Mike Honeyman (0121) 4561077.

Birmingham, 16 April: Millennium engineers. 6.30pm. Contact Mike Honeyman (0121) 456 1077.

Northampton, 20 April: Heavy lifting and transportation for modular construction. D Dyer. Sunley Management Centre, Nene College. 6.30pm.

Rugby, 20 April: Rugby cement - new works visit. 4pm. Contact A Price (01788) 542111.


Badminton, 17 April: G&S meeting. Contact Greg Lutton (01670) 733 7777.

London, 20 April: Rankine Lecture - Soil characterisation: the importance of structure and anistrophy. Dr D W Hight. Trinity Maritime Centre. 6.15pm. Contact (0191) 222 6332.

Newcastle, 22 April: Annual dinner. Contact J Jeffrey (0191) 213 1000.

Northern Ireland

Belfast, 24 April: Professional engineers' spring ball. Culloden Hotel.

North Western

Information on the Internet at

Ellesmere Port: G&S - A review of standards and how to achieve them. Boat Museum. 6pm. Contact Andrew West (01925) 442668.

Liverpool, 22 April: Urban regeneration of Liverpool, preceded by Branch AGM. A Clarke. Moat House Hotel. 6pm. Contact P Arch (0151) 236 8602.

Manchester, 27 April: NCE competition - The power of persuasion. Conference Centre. Contact Kevin Lawton (0161) 455 2199.


Bournemouth, 15 April: Manchester Airport second runway - planning and design. S Brundle. Wessex Hotel. Contact D Birt (01258) 472219.

Andover 21 April: Integrated transport. Crickland Theatre. Contact J Foster-Clark (01962) 866300.

Hamble, 22 April: Visit to BP oil terminal. Advance booking essential. Contact E Reed (01703) 622233.

Winchester, 28 April: CPR/ IPR/TPR training seminar and workshop. The Castle. Contact Jacqui Brown (01962) 847730.

South Eastern

Sevenoaks, 28 April: Car parking. Bowling Centre. Contact Carl Noakes (01323) 415236.

South Wales

Information Desk 01222 763310

Cardiff, 20 April: Technology for integrated transport. A. Wainwright. University of Wales. 6.15pm.

Cardiff, 21 April: One day seminar - Design and construction of the Millennium stadium. University of Wales. 6.15pm.

Cardiff, 22 April: Cardiff Bay Barrage. CANCELLED.

Cardiff, 28 April: The funders view on project management. G Spence. University of Wales. 6.15pm.

South Western

Bristol, 15 April: Historical civil engineering. D Greenfield. Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre, Sion Place. 6pm.

Exeter, 15 April: Health and safety - concept to disposal. Contact S Hughes (01823) 358164. Plymouth, 21 April: Coastal protection in Cornwall. Babbage Building, University of Plymouth. 6pm.

Bulls-Green: Site visit - Road building for the environment in the Mendips. 2pm. Contact B Paull (01308) 427475.

Swindon, 21 April: The Millennium Dome: Intergraph offices, Great Western Road. 6.30pm.

Bristol, 23 April: IPR professional review seminar. Contact C Gimblett (0117) 922 3128.

Bristol, 28 April: Site visit - Bristol International Airport's new terminal building. 2pm. Contact D Poulter (0117) 922 3128.

Thames Valley

Reading, 17 April: G&S five-a-side football competition. Reading University. Contact Howard Elliot (01932) 868277.

West of Scotland

Glasgow, 15 April: G&S - The ICE into the Millennium. I Moore. Scottish Engineering Centre.

Glasgow, 21 April: Joint prestige lecture. Scottish Engineering Centre, Teachers Building. 7pm.

Glasgow, 22 April: Peter McCrae Lecture. Collins Building, University of Strathclyde. 6pm.

Inverness, 27 April: AGM and technical paper. Lochardil House Hotel. 7.30pm.

ICEnet - the ICE on the Internet - at

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