1. The Cambridge Engineer - out now!
The final magazine of the year is out! The Cambridge Engineer, Lent edition, will bring comfort and humour into your lives as the term enters its final weeks. Special mentions go to Hafiz, second year, for showing off his latest achievements as a game developer, Franz Ronay for featuring his award-winning short story, and Stefan Zlatev for bringing us up-to-speed with the Eco Racers. It's all in print.
The magazines can be found in the usual place in the Inglis Building by the examples papers. Read, mock, (and most importantly) enjoy!
2. AECOM - Worthing New Pools - 5 Mar 2013 - 1.00pm - LR4
Worthing New Pools is a £15m new leisure centre commissioned by Worthing Borough Council to replace the aging Aquarena. It will create an iconic waterfront building that is intended to catalyse regeneration of the area. AECOM were awarded the design after entering the RIBA design competition with Wilkinson Eyre Architects.
The structure is comprised of a 3 storey concrete frame with basement plant room and steel roof, adjacent to a complex steel-framed pool hall roof. The pool hall houses a diving pool and competition pool, both with moveable floors, and a leisure pool. The signature elements of the structure are the doubly curved fabricated beams spanning 50m along the length of the pool hall. These support the timber roofing, creating a structure that sweeps out towards the sea. The basement and pools are constructed in waterproof reinforced concrete. The structure topped out in July 2012 and the facility will open in spring 2013. The challenges of the project included the complex geometry, the unusual load paths, and managing the interfaces between timber, steel, concrete and glass throughout the structure.
Tom Lee is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a CUED graduate. He will share his experiences of structural engineering applied to a complex multidisciplinary project, working closely with architects, clients and contractors.
Speaker : Tom Lee MEng (Hons) MA (Cantab) CEng MICE
As always, there will be a free lunch.
3. Shell - Oil & Gas Field Production Technology - 7 Mar 2013 - 1.00pm - LR4
The presentation will cover:
1. The life cycle of an oil/gas field: exploration, appraisal, development, production and abandonment
2. What a Production Technologist does; how s/he creates value
3. The Production Technology career path – from graduate development to autonomous professional
The presenter will be Dr Stathis Kitsios, Chief Production Technologist for Upstream Operated Assets. Dr Kitsios obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Sheffield University. In the 25 years he has worked at Shell, Dr Kitsios has enjoyed a varied career across Well Engineering, Production Technology and Development Engineering, including international assignments in the Netherlands, Oman and Peru.
4. EcoHouse Initiative Student Society
The EcoHouse Initiative Student Society would like to invite you to a
Fundraising Event and Prototype Exposition on the 9th of March in Jesus
The EcoHouse Initiative is a multidisciplinary programme that aims to
facilitate truly sustainable growth in the context of poverty and climate
change. It links academics, students, industrial partners and NGOs in the
innovation and design of sustainable housing technologies in the developing
The student society is based in the University of Cambridge and runs a
series of projects throughout the year. This includes working with TECHO, a
large Latin American NGO, to produce a completely new and innovative design
of an emergency house to be used in Brazil. A prototype of this new design
will be built in Jesus College over the next week, giving the
students an opportunity to test and improve the design before re-building
it in Brazil over the summer.
We have organized a Fundraising and Exposition Day, when members of the
public are invited to view the house, paint their hand on it and donate
towards the building of similar prototypes in Latin America.
The event will take place on the HOCKEY PITCH in JESUS COLLEGE from 2.30 pm
As well as raising money, it will be an opportunity for you to find out
more about us, the projects we run, and why we are doing this. All are
welcome, so please feel free to pass this message on to anyone who may be
For more information on the EcoHouse Initiative, visit our website http://www.ecohouseinitiative.org
We look forward to seeing you there!
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