Engineering the Shard

4 December, 2013 | 08:30 - 08:30

Engineering the Shard

About this event

John Parker talks about his personal experience as project director of the construction of the tallest building in Europe, on a site that includes one of the capital's busiest transport hubs.


  • New construction techniques utilised on the Shard including top-down core construction and prefabrication
  • Overcoming the logistical difficulties/site constraints of a major building project in central London
  • Engineering a vertical city - producing a tall building that provides maximum benefit to users