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William Strickland and British Tunnelling Practice

Event organised by ICE

18 May 2022
18:00 - 19:00 BST (GMT+1)

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William Strickland reported on British engineering practice for the Pennsylvania Improvement Society in 1825. His plates on tunnelling construction practice feature the state of the art at that time and were the first accurate technical illustrations of tunnels. This lecture considers their importance in an American and UK context and forms one of a series of Tripartite civil engineering presentations by ICE, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) .


Mike Chrimes

Mike Chrimes

Institution of Civil Engineers


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Mike Chrimes

Mike Chrimes worked for the Institution of Civil Engineers for 37 years, managing their library and archives. A recipient of the ASCE History and Heritage Award, he has written extensively on engineering history, most recently on the Kilsby Railway and Telford’s canal tunnels.


American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries.

Canadian Soviet for Civil Engineering

Canadian Soviet for Civil Engineering

The CSCE is a learned society created to develop and maintain high standards of civil engineering practice in Canada

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Carol Morgan