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.
Building 2 Croxley Park is a new office building offering 65,000 sq ft of Grade A space in a well connected business park in Watford, based in 75 acres of parkland.
The new structure is a BREEAM Very Good rated reinforced concrete frame building with steel framed canopies and atria, and full height glazing across the three floors. The entrance lobby features a freestanding reinforced concrete staircase which was designed and carefully constructed to provide a high-performance exposed concrete finish.
AKSWard provided Structural and Civil engineering design services for main contractor ISG Plc. More information about the project can be reviewed on their website here.
Photography © Steve Pearcy Photography
More imagery showcased on the park’s website here.
Team AKSWard were victorious at last month’s pub quiz, organised by Engineers for Overseas Development (efod.org.uk). EfOD is an international development charity which challenges young construction professionals to undertake development projects that benefit some of the poorest communities in rural Africa. Proceeds from the event will go towards a number of projects at Kumi Hospital in eastern Uganda.