9th March marks the date for this year's Engineers Australia UK Chapter AGM, including election of office bearers and committee members for the UK Chapter committee.
A meeting agenda, the minutes of the 2014 Annual General Meeting and 2014 Chairperson’s and 2014 Treasurer’s report will be available on the website www.engineersaustralia.co.uk prior to the meeting.
In conjunction with this year's AGM, we are pleased to welcome a guest speaker, Marc Easton, who is a structural engineer in one of Arup's London building groups. Joining Arup straight after graduation from the University of Manchester, Marc has experience on working on a variety of projects at all scales, from high-rise seismic structures to a temporary timber sculpture within Arup's London office.
Marc will be giving a presentation on Torre Reforma 509, a 238m, 70000m2 mixed-use building currently under construction in the heart of the central business district of Mexico City. Due to the very narrow site and slender form, the tower uses a perimeter braced frame without an internal structural core to withstand the high seismic loading in the area. This presentation will discuss some of the innovative structural solutions adopted to build tall in one of the most seismic zones in the world.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided from 6:00pm with a scheduled meeting start at 7:00pm. The evening should conclude at approximately 9:00pm.
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Engineers Australia - UK Chapter
Engineers Australia is the peak Australian forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of our members. Our members enjoy a wide range of benefits:
- Continuing professional development and career services
- Technical information and resources
- Networking events
- International mobility and recognition
The UK Chapter's role is to further the involvement of Australian Engineers in the profession while they are based in the United Kingdom, by:
- Providing CPD opportunities such as technical talks and site visits;
- Providing networking events with other Australian (and New Zealand) Engineers; and
- Assisting with the Getting Chartered process for members.