The COVID-19 coronavirus is dominating the news and will impact all of us personally and professionally. AKSWard Ltd is responding to Government advice and this, as we know, is changing on a daily basis as the virus spreads. It is a great risk to our industry which relies of on collaboration to deliver successful projects.
AKSWard just signed the UK structural engineers declare climate and biodiversity emergency declaration committing to support and participate in the climate change and biodiversity loss initiatives and share our knowledge with the industry.
Following in the footsteps of Architects Declare, we are urging UK structural engineers to sign an open letter to the Government declaring a climate and biodiversity emergency. Supported by BuroHappold and the Happold Foundation, Structural Engineers Declare is an important initiative fully supported by AKSWard.Read more
We held our 2nd annual Graduate Training Conference at the headquarters of the Institution of Structural Engineers on the 4th of March. The day led by our Managing Director Gary Allen and Graduate Training group chair Colin Seabrook included presentations, workshops and networking opportunities.Read more
One of our latest projects was reported on in the Oxford Mail recently. Swan School is being delivered by CORDE, a partnership organisation comprised of adp architects, K J Tait mechanical and electrical engineers, and ourselves.
Read more about this project as authored by the Oxford Mail here.
This year’s AKSWard Graduate Conference took place on 17th April at the Institution of Structural Engineers headquarters, London. It was a great opportunity to share knowledge, experience and enthusiasm, helping our graduates towards membership of their respective institutions; IStructE, ICE, and RICS.
Presentations from a number of staff were made on a whole range of subjects sharing the wealth of knowledge and experience we have across the company.
Following re-organisation we have established an Operations Board to lead our technical teams, working together to share our broad range of knowledge and good practice across all five offices.
Pictured L to R: Graham Taylor, Head of Civil Engineering (Oxford) | Colin Seabrook, Head of Conservation (Hitchin) | Charles Soothill (Oxford) | Matt Walker, Head of Building Surveying (London) | John Dunford (Southampton) | Steve Gibbs (London) | Paul Morgan, Lead for Corde (Birmingham)
AKSWard are excited to be celebrating and supporting the Government’s ‘Year of Engineering 2018’ initiative to inspire the next generation of engineers. Over the next year, we endeavour to foster better awareness and understanding of engineering in schools and universities. We have lots of events planned so please keep an eye on our news feed in the next few months.
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Romford Leisure Centre, now named Sapphire Ice & Leisure to honour the Sapphire anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, is opening to the public on the 3rd of February 2018. The centre includes an eight-lane pool for competitions, gymnasium, and first floor 56m by 26m ice rink, and will be the new home for the ice hockey team, the London Raiders.