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ICE news

Monday 22 March, London Wednesday 24 March, Cardiff Structural Eurocodes - Are you prepared?

These half-day roadshows aim to give guidance and advice on the implications of the new structural Eurocodes which will eventually replace BS codes of practice. The roadshows are aimed at civil and structural engineering consultants and contractors, product managers and building control officers.

ICE London and Cardiff City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff venue £65 + VAT. Contact (020) 7665 2446 or visit www. eurocodes.co.uk.

Wednesday 24 March, London Paving the way out of rural poverty International Focus Group executive secretary Laurent Kyombo will discuss the importance of using locally sourced materials and practices when building or resurfacing rural roads around the world. Robert Petts of Intech-TRL Vietnam will also review research initiatives in South East Asia.

ICE London 6.00pm Contact Ruth Dennett (020) 7665 2154.

Thursday 25 March, Chilterns ICE Chilterns Annual Dinner Possibly the last ICE Chilterns annual dinner as proposed changes to regional boundaries will mean that it is merged with East Anglia to form the East of England region. ICE president Douglas Oakervee and Cross London Rail Links chief executive Norman Haste will speak at the event. Merit award presentations will also be made. This year's contenders include the A507 Arlesey bridge over the East Coast Main Line and microtunnelling for the Hoddesdon waste transfer project.

Letchworth Hall Hotel, Letchworth Lane, Letchworth. 7.15pm Tickets £35 (£25 for graduates and students). Contact Jim Hannah (01582) 591 829.

Thursday 25 March, Midlands Buxton sewage treatment works Brian Morris, Diana Miller and Richard Smith of Severn Trent Water will give a presentation on the design and project management of Buxton sewage works. Challenges faced on the project included co-ordinating work on a compact site and working around an operational sewage works.

Uttoxeter racecourse, Wood Lane, Uttoxeter ST14 8BD. 6.00pm Contact Andrew Shufflebotham (01332) 683 216 Tuesday 6 April, London Sustainable development - clever ways for brownfields This year's Unwin Memorial lecture will be presented by Queen's University Belfast environmental engineering professor Robert Kalin. He will share his ideas of integrating the built environment with nature to ensure a sustainable and economic future. He believes that cleaning up brownfield sites can be done by more natural means if adequate assessment is made of financial and health risks.

ICE London 6.00pm Contact Kathleen Hollow (020) 7665 2242.

A civils dining society dinner will follow the lecture at 8pm. Cost of dinner is £32. Advance booking essential. Contact Patrick Griffin (020) 7665 2077.

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.

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