“It shouldn’t happen to an expert”, Poole

15 June, 2017 | 18:00 - 20:00

Avoiding engineering failures.
Avoiding engineering failures.

About this event

Nick Russell is a Director at Thomasons Ltd, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IStructE, ICE, and ASCE. His 37 years' experience of structural and civil engineering spans many sectors, including commercial, retail, industrial, education, residential and major losses. Nick has extensive industry interests. He is a visiting professor at the University of Surrey and Chair of the Joint Board of Moderators.

In 2014 he was International President of the Institution of Structural Engineers and has been involved with its qualifying examinations for over 31 years. He served for ten years on the Institution's Professional Conduct Committee. He was voted the Lawyer Monthly 2016 Civil and Structural Engineer Expert of the Year.

During his talk, Nick will describe how he was inspired to be an Engineer, his journey through secondary and tertiary education and his formative training in Industry. He will look at some of the more interesting failures that he has investigated and then the importance of impartiality in investigating claims. He will conclude with a few words on professional indemnity insurance and avoiding being the subject of a claim.

This is a joint meeting of the ICE SW and the IStructE.

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