Wednesday 13 May at 7:30pm
Newark Engineering Society are hosting an on-line presentation about the demolition of the old A14 bridge over the East Coast Main Line. Now that the A14 has been re-routed around Huntingdon the bridge is no longer needed and has given the Highways Agency some headaches in maintaining it. Colin George of the Highways Agency (and NES member) will give an on-line presentation using Zoom. Anyone wishing to attend needs to install Zoom on their PC or tablet from https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting or from their app store. They also need to register for the event at: http://newarkengsoc.org.uk/events.html. Only those who register will receive details of the link to join the meeting.
We have a limit of 100 attendees so it’s first come, first served!
We are pleased to launch our new website. Our previous site suffered a catastrophic attack and resulted in us having no internet presence for a considerable amount of time. The regional committee decided this was unacceptable and we embarked on a project with JT Communications of Nottingham. The result is a new website with secure servers.
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16th March 2020
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a decision has been made today to postpone both the Chairmen’s Meeting and Prestige Lecture in May and October respectively. We apologise for any disappointment, but the ever changing nature of this emergency has left us with no option. Rearranged dates will be announced when this unprecedented crisis has abated.
23rd March 2020
Message from Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, Chief Executive, Royal Academy of Engineering
It has become increasingly evident that the COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented global challenge, impacting profoundly on daily life and the economy around the world.
Engineers can help us tackle this challenge, and I wanted to make you aware of an initiative we are putting together at the Academy, and to invite you to participate.
We are asking Fellows and partners to use their engineering expertise and UK and global networks to help identify solutions, organisations and contacts that could help governments solve problems and assist the public health response.
You will be aware of the immediate need concerning ventilator manufacture, but we want to encourage innovation and ideas across the priority areas of healthcare systems, critical infrastructure, business management and the supply chain.
We have set up dedicated pages on our website, where you will be able to:
1. Respond to active calls
2. Help us crowdsource solutions and identify resources
3. Find out about funding opportunities
For details, follow this link: https://www.raeng.org.uk/policy/engineering-response-to-covid-19?dm_i=4S2S,BDI3,P1AU7,18YA3,1
A call has gone out from the NHS to Engineering and Science Professionals to assist with the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is how some of our organisations are responding:
The IED intend to lead a project that enables engineers to collaborate on problems sent directly from the NHS or from other care providers across the globe. This could be something as simple as a device to enable a frail person to accept a food parcel, or as complex as a mass-produced ventilator. Follow the link for more information https://www.institution-engineering-designers.org.uk/Article/Features/engineers-for-the-nhs-initiative
This from the IET:
Do you have any innovative or practical ideas on how the engineering community can address the current crisis? Past President, Jeremy Watson, is calling for engineers to share their ideas through an online discussion thread. Join here. http://ow.ly/qIjm50yRaEh
Information from the Institution of Civil Engineers:
ICE is calling on its members to engage with employers, local schools and technical colleges to support the 3D printing of facial masks to supply to frontline medical staff. https://www.ice.org.uk/news-and-insight/latest-ice-news/can-you-help-protect-frontline-medical-staff
Construction companies are providing more than one million items of PPE items to the NHS for the fight against Covid-19 – A lesson in collaberation. Read more here
Application of the Building Regulations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – Guidance for Building Control Bodies operating in England (Other documents have been issued for Wales and Scotland) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/application-of-the-building-regulations-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak
More information regarding the role of engineers and scientists during this pandemic from the Royal Academy of Engineers : https://www.raeng.org.uk/policy/engineering-response-covid-19-coronavirus