Castles and City Walls of the North, Newcastle

3 November, 2015 | 17:45 - 20:00

Find out about the roles of civil engineers back in the days of castles and city walls.
Find out about the roles of civil engineers back in the days of castles and city walls.

About this event

Roles for Engineers who specialise in the above fields have developed recently with the new role of Conservation Accredited Engineer. How will that role affect previous design teams, approaches, responsibilities, and contracts?

Alice and Robert have been working on 8 castles and city walls in 2014/15 with others over the past two decades, all of which have very different approaches and roles for the engineer.

York city walls, with the numerous towers and monitoring from 1990 will be a particular case study. Major works at Walmgate Bar have involved jacking up the Elizabethan building and application of hot lime renders. The subjects associated with intervention are always controversial, and feedback will be sought from the audience on technical and philosophic issues.

Robert is a Conservation Accredited Engineer, a Fellow of both IStructE and ICE and a Member of the IHBC. He is also ICE Regional Chair. Alice is an Affiliate of IHBC and has just completed an MSc at Teesside University.

Speakers

Alice Bowers and Robert Thorniley-Walker, Structural and Civil Consultants Ltd

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