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December 2013

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.

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. 

Take a look at the presentations now available on

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The business case behind Intelligent Infrastructure

David Clarke

From: Intelligent Infrastructure: Predict and Prevent, 20 May 2013, IET London - Savoy Place

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Infrastructure Risk and Resilience
IET publications, industry insights and speaker presentations on addressing infrastructure risk and resilience.

Energy Storage
Energy Storage has a part to play in redressing the balance between power demand and power supply.  This resource page offers useful links on developments in this technology.

Lifts, escalator and horizontal walkways
The partnership between the IET and the CIBSE Lifts Group has produced a wealth of insights in this area.

Building Energy Efficiency
Webcasts and industry interviews from Building Energy Efficiency professionals, as well as a perspective from tomorrow’s engineers in Europe.

Data Centre Design
Data Centre Design are notorious power consuming installations. Find out how they are now being designed with Energy Efficiency in mind.

Community Scale Thinking
Power generated within the community and the utilisation of the heat for the community that surrounds the power source.  Not a new idea but more schemes are beginning to be commissioned, including the Olympic Park.  Why now?

Building Information Modelling (BIM)
BIM is fast becoming an accepted process on many projects.  This page of webcasts outlines from industry experts what exactly this means for practitioners and where is this mindset taking us.