Practical skills for young civil engineering professionals: temporary bridges and structures in emergency aid training, Wakefield

8 - 10 September, 2017

Venue address:

197 Netherton Lane
United Kingdom
Ditch the desk and get your hands dirty!
Ditch the desk and get your hands dirty!

About this event

Would you like to refresh your knowledge of the fundamental principles of engineering through practical team challenges? Interested in how to use your skills to directly help people?

This course is led by one of ICE Yorkshire and Humber's Fellows who will share his wealth of experience in some of the most interesting areas of the industry. This weekend will be packed full of hands on challenges and practical activities. Ditch the desk and get your hands dirty!

Activities undertaken during the weekend will include building a bailey bridge, mixing concrete, casting small beams and destructive testing.

Hear what attendees thought of the last weekend on water and sanitation in May:

"The weekend was a great mix of practical hands on experience and insight into what it is like to be a relief engineer. It was really rewarding to work as a team to construct an 11,000L Oxfam water storage tank, overcoming practical real-world problems and seeing clear potable water pour from the tap stand.

"Getting to know Julian and Dan allowed us to really appreciate the complexities and contextual issues faced by relief engineers all over the world. I'd recommend this course to anyone interested in becoming a relief engineer, or curious to find out more."
- Matthew Wild, Project Leader, Mott MacDonald Bentley

"The facilitators had a wealth of experience and were able to cover a wide range of topics, relating them back to fundamental engineering principles. It is refreshing to see how engineers can use their skills to directly help those in need and how respected they are in the international humanitarian community."
- Jim Batty, Design Engineer, MGF/Sisk

Contact and Booking

To sign up or to ask any questions please contact:

Elise Chalouhy
We will then provide details for making your deposit which must be received by 28 July 2017.

Only 25 spaces available, sign up now to avoid disappointment.

E.A.T. Ltd Training Conditions


£275 - Corporate-funding
£200 - Self-funding
£150 - Student/unwaged

A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure a place on a course. The full course fee is due two weeks prior to the commencement of a course.

Cancellations two weeks or more before the start of a course will receive payment in full minus the deposit amount.

Cancellations made less than two weeks before a course start date will receive 50% repayment.


  1. Proof of employment status will be required at time of booking
  2. Course fees cover all consumables across a weekend and include all meals, drinks and light snacks during your course time with us.
  3. This does of course exclude drinks in the Star Inn public house next door; friendly, open fires with a welcome relaxed end to the day's activities.

Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed on any matters by the presenters or participants during or in connection with this presentation are solely the views of the authors of the respective comments and/or opinions and must not be taken to be the views of ICE or any other organisation. ICE makes no representations, warranties or assurances concerning any information provided in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for the content and/or accuracy.