Monday 8 March Northern Ireland Dublin Port Tunnel This tunnel project comprises 1.9km of twin cut and cover tunnels and 2.6km of twin bored tunnels and associated interchanges and infrastructure.
Designed and constructed by Nishimatsu Mowlem Irishenco for Dublin City Council and the National Roads Authority, completion is due in spring 2005.
Senior resident engineer Martin Banham will give an overview of the tunnel project at the meeting and Nishimatsu engineering manager Steven Thompson will describe the tunnel lining design. Peter Deegan, general manager of subcontractor Banagher Concrete, will also describe fabrication of the precast concrete segment tunnel lining.
Sir Peter Froggatt Centre, Queens University, Belfast. 6.15pm Contact jane. chambers@wyg. com Tuesday 9 March Countering corruption in the construction industry Corruption is estimated to cost the UK construction industry £3bn a year. Pressure group Transparency International has identified public works and construction as being the most corrupt industries in the world.
ICE President Douglas Oakervee will speak about his experience as project director for Hong Kong airport construction, where anticorruption techniques were adopted. Scott Wilson director Bob McKittrick will give a more international overview of corruption in consultancies.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers, One Embankment Place. 6pm, London. Contact Jan Lanigan, (020) 7981 0345 £10 to non-members.
Wednesday 10 March, Northern Counties Visit Stockton's new link road Construction of this road project involved building Europe's largest corrugated steel lined tunnels (NCE 30 October 2003). The 15m long twin tunnels carry the South Stockton link road over the Middlesbrough to Darlington railway. Sections of tunnel were prefabricated beside the railway and lifted into place during an overnight possession.
The site office, Boathouse Lane, Stockton. 1.30pm Contact terry@tratcliffe. freeserve.co.uk Thursday 11 March, British Dam Society Dams, infrastructure and social obligations of civil engineers Some 40% of the world's population is without water or sanitation according to United Nation figures. Past British Dam Society chairman Rod Bridle will argue that civil engineers have an important role to play in encouraging the construction of vital infrastructure across the world. He will draw on examples of dam projects from China, India, Afghanistan and the UK, Austin Court, 80 Cambridge St, Birmingham. 6.30pm. Contact Neil Williamsl (01926) 476106.
Tuesday 16 March, Chilterns Fuel cells engineering and infrastructure for passenger cars Ricardo Consulting's technical director Mike Monaghan will discuss the future of fuel cell powered cars in this joint meeting between the ICE, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institution of Electrical Engineers.
The talk will describe the 'driving' forces behind fuel cells and explain why they are an attractive solution for powering cars. He will then run through the types of fuel cell now being developed and conclude with the timescale for delivering fuel cell cars.
Owen Harris Lecture Theatre University College Buckinghamshire University, High Wycombe. 7.15pm. Contact Brian Powell (01296) 481680.
This is a selection of the best ICE events from around the regions. For the full list of events taking place near you, go to www. nceplus.co.uk and click on the 'What's On' link.