Newsletter No. 5 September 2017 
We Have Moved...

After 5 years at Tapton Park Innovation Centre, we have moved a few miles south to take an office in The Hub.  The new larger office can accommodate visiting tutors and staff, and there are on-site meeting and training rooms too.    

Our new address is: The Hub at Gladstone Buildings, Broadleys, Clay Cross, Chesterfield S45 9JN.  

Courses in October 2017

Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7, 3 October 2017 (£295 + VAT) 
This course looks at the practical application of EC7 in design using worked examples and discussion sessions.  It provides the equivalent of 1.5 days training in a 'long day' format.  

Essentials of Project Management, 12 October 2017 (£220 + VAT)
Especially useful for those looking to sit their ICE review in 2018 and those new to project management, the course examines what constitutes good practice to deliver a successful project.

Retaining Wall Design - Principles and Practice, 17 October 2017 (£220 + VAT)
The analysis, design and performance of gravity and embedded retaining walls will be explored using worked examples and with reference to current design codes. 

ICE Professional Review - Preparing for the Written Exercise, 19 October 2017 (£220 + VAT)
Lead by an experienced ICE reviewer, the course is aimed at those sitting their professional review in 2018. It will explore what makes a good Written Exercise before discussing typical questions.

Each of these courses is running in Chesterfield.

Discounts are available for group bookings or delegates attending more than one course.  Just call us for further details, to discuss your specific needs or to make a booking.

Upcoming Courses in November and December 2017

We have a range of other courses coming up towards the end of the year.  They include:

Pile Foundations - Principles and Practice (7 November)
CDM for Designers and Clients (14 November)
Mentoring for Engineering Geologists on Geotechnical Engineering (21 November)
Slope Stability - Principles and Practice (28 November)
Introduction to Reinforced Earth (5 December)
The ICE Professional Review - Overview and Preparation (7 December)
Introduction to Structural Design to the Eurocodes (12 December)
Introduction to Structural Steelwork Design to EC3 (date TBC)

Please contact us for more details about any of these courses.  

A Busy Summer... ICE Mock Reviews and Mentoring

Two thousand miles of travel across the UK later, from Aberdeen to London, and Manchester to Cambridge, we are finally settling back down after a very busy summer. 

We have had the pleasure of undertaking numerous mock interviews for candidates sitting their ICE Professional Review in the Autumn 2017 or Spring 2018 sessions.  In total, we worked with 14 candidates and we wish all of them the very best of luck. 

We also continued to mentor our graduates and assist them to develop their professional skills through supportively questioning them as they discussed their work and explored their learning.  As usual, it was a pleasure working with them and they all rose to the challenge. 

If you are in need of mentoring, or need a mentor for your staff, then please contact Andy Goodwin on 01246 807808 or email him at the address below.  Andy will happily talk you through what we could do for you to add value to your existing arrangements and processes, without any obligation.

Howard Medal Winner

A paper published in 2016 by our Dr Andy Goodwin with Simon Ellis (Mott MacDonald), Liz Laycock (Sheffield Hallam University) and Dr Chris Hurst (Mott MacDonald) has been awarded the Howard Medal by ICE Publishing.  The medal is to be awarded at the ICE Awards Dinner on 6 October 2017.   More details will be included in our next newsletter.
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