Tuesday 20 January, Yorkshire
The history of the ICE ICE chief librarian and resident historian Mike Chrimes gives his popular overview of the ICE from its inception to the present day.
The attraction for graduates will, as ever, be the chance sign-off ICE Core Objective P1 - demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the history, role and purpose of the institution.
Leeds University Civil Engineering Department. 6pm. Contact Ian Hope (01924 362915)
Tuesday 20 January, Chilterns
Tall buildings The events of 11 September have changed the way designers think about tall buildings forever.
ICE vice-president and Babtie managing director Gordon Masterton reviews some of the work carried out to examine the cause and effects of the collapse of the World Trade Center and discusses the lessons that can be learned for the future.
St Albans Civic Centre. 6pm.
Contact Bill Murdoch (020) 7957 3088.
Wednesday 21 January,
South Green buildings - design into reality Environmental and sustainable objectives for the new headquarters of consultant Gifford will be outlined at this meeting.
Gifford directors Gary Wood and Andrew Pettifer talk through the details of the project, explaining how these objectives were integrated into the overall design process. Options that were abandoned as unviable will also be revealed. There will be a chance to tour the building after the meeting.
Carlton House, Ringwood Road, Southampton. Booking essential.
6pm. Contact Andy Finch (023) 9283 4620.
Wednesday 21 January, London
Ashford's cut and cover tunnels The Ashford tunnels were the centrepiece of Contract 430 on Section One of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Passing through former military barracks and close to the London to Folkestone railway line, the tunnels are 1.8km long and up to 17m deep. RLE's Dave Twine and Adam Chodorowski and Skanska's Howard Roscoe explain the design and construction challenges faced.
ICE London. 6pm. Contact Gavin Bowyer (020) 7665 2233.
Thursday 22 January, North East
Introduction of the European Standard for concrete On 1 December 2003, BS 5328 - Concrete was withdrawn and replaced by BS EN 206-1 - Concrete specification, performance, production and conformity. This standard does not include provisions for a number of items and practices established in the UK so an additional standard, BS 8500, containing the necessary additional information, will also apply. Peter Rhodes from RMC Readymix will explain the confusion.
UMIST, Manchester. 6.30pm.
Contact Paul Williams (01925) 828 987.
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.