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ICE North Wales Branch Aspiring Engineers 2020, Abergele

  • Lecture
  • Abergele
  • 16 January 2020
  • 18:30 - 20:00
ICE North Wales Branch Aspiring Engineers 2020, Abergele

About this event

Come and hear about four very different civil engineering projects from Aspiring Engineers based in North Wales:

  • Stella Brookes (Denbighshire County Council) will tell us about ‘The expansion of the Colomendy Industrial Estate’;
  • Andrew Basford (Natural Resources Wales) will give a civil engineer’s perspective on ‘Keeping Reservoirs Safe’;
  • Stefan Imiolczyk (Groundsolve) will tell us about ‘The Replacement of a Failed Retaining Wall at St Sadwrn’s Churchyard, Henllan’; and
  • Mike Macdonald (JP Structural Design) will tell us about ‘The Demolition of The Echo Arena Car Park’.


Stella Brookes (Denbighshire County Council – Denbigh)

“Colomendy Industrial Estate Expansion”

Stella graduated with a First-Class BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering at the University of Bolton in July 2018 and is presently studying a MSc (Hons) Civil Engineering at the University of Bolton, which she hopes to complete in September of this year (2020).

Stella has undertaken her studies on a part-time basis, whilst working full time as an Engineer for Denbighshire County Council. Stella gained EngTech MICE in December 2015 and is presently improving skills and knowledge, as well as gathering evidence to meet the attributes required for CEng, MICE Professional Qualification.

Andrew Basford (Natural Resources Wales – Buckley)

“Keeping Reservoirs Safe – A Civil Engineers Perspective”

Andrew works for Natural Resources Wales as Civil Engineering Project Manager and is responsible for delivering reservoir safety works up to £2 million. Andrew has worked in the Industry for over ten years and is studying his final year of an MSc (Hons) Civil Engineering and Construction Management degree at Herriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Andrew achieved Incorporated Engineer status in 2016 and intends to sit his CEng, MICE Review in due course.

Stefan Imiolczyk (Groundsolve – Boughton)

“Replacement of a Failed Retaining Wall at St. Sadwrn’s Churchyard, Henllan”

Stefan graduated from the University of Bristol in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) in Geology, followed by an MSc in Engineering Geology at the University of Leeds in 2008. He then joined Intégral Géotechnique (Wales) Ltd, based in Caerphilly, as a Geotechnical Engineer, where he worked on numerous geotechnical and geoenvironmental projects including housing and windfarm schemes.

He moved to GroundSolve Ltd in February 2016, and now carries out a wide range of geotechnical design work. Stefan is currently on an ICE Approved Training Agreement, which he intends to complete in the near future before sitting his CEng MICE professional review.

Mike Macdonald (JP Structural Design – Chester)

“Echo Arena Car Park Demolition”

Mike has a MEng (Hons) in Architectural and Structural Engineering from the University of Strathclyde and is a Graduate Member of the ICE. Mike is currently employed as an Associate with JP Structural Design Ltd. in Chester and is working towards CEng, MICE Professional Review having successfully completed the Career Appraisal Assessment process.

Event venue

The Kinmel & Kin spa
The Kinmel Hotel
St George’s Road
Abergele LL22 9AS
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Felicity White

e: [email protected]