An exciting project to refurbish the IET's London home, Savoy Place, is now underway.
This quick video provides an update on the progress at Savoy Place since its closure on 19 July, and also information on the plans for the building. Featuring the IET's Simon Timmis and structural engineer David Lankester.
On 11 December 2013, the IET and the ESP KTN will be looking at water starvation on a city scale. Debate participants include:
- Cameron Steel, IET Built Environment Sector Executive
- John Kupiec, Environment Agency Technology Specialist
- Mike Woolgar, Managing Director, Environment and Water
Management Business, Atkins
- Prof. Richard Luxton, Chairman SWIG
- Kees Van Der Drift, Head Asset Management, Waternet (Invited)
- Pamela Taylor, CEO, Water UK (Invited)
" I have lived in southeast England for 15 years, listening to repeated publicity about droughts and potential water shortages. There are increasing demands on fresh water as the population rises and more housing is built. There are increasing risks to existing water supplies from industrial processes and concerns on the impact of land drilling for gas.
Whilst this is all happening in Sussex, there are wider global concerns too. How much water is used in the simple production of 1kg of rice? The figure surprised me. Food production uses a phenomenal amount of water. The increasing prevalence of biofuels adds another dimension.
Three years ago our home was fitted with a water meter. As responsible water users our bills have actually fallen. We all need to change the way we use and manage water. We need a debate to discuss how engineers can be at the forefront of this change and how we should influence society. "
Cameron Steel, IET Built Environment Sector Executive
Manufacturing with BIM: ensuring cost-effective integration held 07 November 2013 in London
I am Mathew Beard and I am part of the IET Built Environment Sector Executive.
As an attendee of the IMechE Manufacturing with BIM seminar day, I can say it was highly enjoyable.
Each year, people are injured through handling poorly maintained or poorly designed Christmas tree lights and unfortunately it is likely to happen again this year. Until the introduction of LED Christmas lights which run at low voltages such as 12 or 24V, most Christmas tree lights were series wired and supplied at mains voltage (230V). Series wiring...
It’s my pleasure to share with you news from the IET’s Built Environment Sector. We are currently involved in a series of activities on ‘Future City Technologies’ beginning with a roundtable debate on water starvation, and a ‘Managing Complexity and Uncertainty in Developing Cities’ Special...
Tackling the global engineering challenges of tomorrow’s urban environment, this sector will focus on themes including intelligent building systems, energy systems, building transport systems, safety critical systems and environmental conditioning systems. Discover communities you can join, products and services available to support you, and relevant technical content.
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