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Archive for October, 2009

Student Prize Presentations 2009

The Branch Student Prize presentations are being made on Tuesday, 3 November. Tea, coffee and light refreshments are available from 18:00 with the presentations starting at 18:30 in Rm 259 (big lecture theatre), DIT Bolton St. The nominee(s) make a presentation of 15 to 20 minutes on their project and then answer questions from three industry-representative judges.

Image from Paul Doyle's Project - Last Year's Winner

Image from Paul Doyle's Project - Last Year's Winner

This year the entrants are:

  • CIT: Wayne Mullins – Analysis and Design of a Tied Arch Bridge;
  • UCD CivEng: William Norton & Muiris O’Sullivan – Geometrically Non-linear Analysis;
  • UCD SEA: Austin Devin – Non-Linear Analysis of a Pin Fuse Braced Frame;
  • DIT: Kevin Smyth – Behaviour of Bonded Anchors Under Tension and Sustained Tensile Loading;
  • UCC: David Lapthorne & Partner – Structural Reliability of Agricultural Structures;
  • TCD: Breiffni Fitzgerald – A Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Optimisation of Composite Steel Box Girder Bridges Under Static and Dynamic Loading.

The evening is highly informative for both industry practitioners and students (especially final-year students). It showcases the best project work in the country in the field of structural engineering.

President’s Address

Date: 4 February 2010
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Venue: DIT Bolton St.

The President will give his Address to the branch and present certificates to Republic of Ireland recipients, including those who have recently become members or fellows, and winners of branch awards.

The President’s Inaugural Address of 15 January is available as an online presentation here.