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Read more at: Structures Technical team awarded the 2019 Professional Services Recognition Award

Structures Technical team awarded the 2019 Professional Services Recognition Award

20 December 2019

On 11 th December, the Civil Engineering Technicians Support Team was awarded the University of Cambridge Professional Services Recognition Award. The annual scheme is open to all administrative staff across the University whose work supports research, teaching and scholarship. It celebrates the very best administrative...

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Read more at: Structures group Christmas party

Structures group Christmas party

20 December 2019

More than 30 members of the Structures group got together at the Civil Engineering Staff hub to celebrate Christmas and the end of a great year. The group had a lovely time enjoying some jolly conversations and laughs over drinks, nibbles and the mandatory minced pies.

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Read more at: PhD students from the Structures group win "Zero Carbon Hackaton"

PhD students from the Structures group win "Zero Carbon Hackaton"

20 December 2019

Cambridge PhD students joined their peers from 10 European countries to participate in a ‘Zero Carbon Hackathon’ set up to find ways to tackle carbon emissions from cement manufacture. Teams of students and mentors gathered over a weekend at the global LafargeHolcim Innovation Centre, in France, to examine a reference...

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Read more at: Michele Mak awarded with "fib Italy YMG prize"

Michele Mak awarded with "fib Italy YMG prize"

17 December 2019

Congratulations to Michele who has been awarded the ‘fib Italy YMG Award for Best Research Advances in Concrete and Concrete Structures’ for his work on the assessment of deteriorated reinforced concrete bridges. Michele presented a research paper titled 'Bond degradation and reduced cover in concrete with transverse...

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1st Year Structural Design Course Prize Ceremony

1st Year Structural Design Course Prize Ceremony

6 June 2019

This year, 348 new students embarked on the Structural Design Course. Working in pairs, students designed and built structures, which were then tested to destruction. Bridges and cantilevers, straight and skewed were judged on design, cost and strength. We were fortunate to have Bill Baker and Ian Firth, two world-renowned...

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Will Hawkins awarded a prize at the IABSE Future of Design conference

Will Hawkins awarded a prize at the IABSE Future of Design conference

6 June 2019

Congratulations to Will Hawkins, a PhD student in the Structures Research Group, who was awarded a prize at the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Future of Design conference in Birmingham. Will won his prize for his presentation titled 'Thinshell concrete floors for sustainable...

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Structures Group Logo Competition

Structures Group Logo Competition

6 June 2019

The competition to design a logo for the Structures Group was launched during Lent Term. The Lunch & Learn sessions provided the setting for students and researchers to work on their designs. The winning design, a simple fan vault, was unveiled on 8 May, during Structures Cake & Coffee, and our Student...

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Professor Janet Lees elected as Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers

Professor Janet Lees elected as Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers

22 October 2018

Professor Janet Lees is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge and is a Chartered Engineer. Before embarking on a career in research, she spent three years in Industry working both for a consultant and for a contractor. She is the leader of the Concrete and Composite Structures Group (CCSG) within...

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MATELab Launched

MATELab Launched

22 October 2018

The Glass & Facade Technology research group launches MATELab (Mobile Adaptive Technologies Experimental Lab): a new experimental facility to capture occupant response to smart facades. For more information go to: https://www.gft.eng.cam.ac.uk/matelab-a-new-experimental-facility-to-capture-occupant-response-to-...

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Engineered Skins 2018

Engineered Skins 2018

19 October 2018

The latest developments on façade engineering research projects at Cambridge were presented at the 10th Engineered Skins Research Symposium, hosted by the Glass & Façade Technology Research Group ( https://www.gft.eng.cam.ac.uk/ ) and held at Christ’s College on 6th September 2018. Ninety delegates from the UK, Europe...

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