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ICE NW Graduates and Students Cafe200 with Café Scientifique, Manchester

  • Lecture
  • Manchester
  • 25 September 2018
  • 18:30 - 20:00
ICE NW Graduates and Students Cafe200 with Café Scientifique, Manchester

About this event

As part of the Institution of Civil Engineers 200th anniversary, members are reaching out to public groups to celebrate the ongoing contribution civil engineers make to society.

ICE North West G&S have therefore partnered with Café Scientifique: Manchester again to present a lecture on “The Ordsall Chord”. This Café200 talk will focus on the engineering behind some of the structures on the Ordsall Chord along with the collaborative approach to the delivery of the project.

The Ordsall Chord links Manchester’s Victoria, Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations and is part of the Great North Rail Project. Opened at the end of 2017, it created improved north-south rail connectivity, removed conflicting operational moves to the south of Piccadilly station, and allowed a number of new direct rail services to be introduced. The talk will be given by Jason Hyde, a chartered engineer with Mott MacDonald.

Come join us at The Zochonis Building, University of Manchester to find out more. Light refreshments will be provided on the day.


For further information please contact Nushma Juwaheer nushma.juwaheer@curtins.com.


Jason Hyde

Jason is a Chartered Civil Engineer with seven years’ experience in the design, assessment, strengthening, modification and construction of structures (principally in the bridges sector). His work has involved highway, railway and light rail infrastructure projects both in the UK and Europe at all stages of projects. Jason is the Digital Delivery Leader for the Western Division of Mott MacDonald and recently has been tasked with the delivery of a “Go Digital” strategy across the division.

Jason has been involved in the innovative use of technology across projects and recently delivered the UK’s first steel bridge from design to construction without the use of conventional 2D drawings providing time and cost savings to all parties involved.

Event venue

Zochonis Building
University of Manchester
Brunswick Street
Manchester M13 9GB
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lauren Moczulski

e: Lauren.moczulski@ice.org.uk