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24/11/2015 18:0024/11/2015 22:00Hinton Lecture Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG
The Hinton Lecture is the flagship annual lecture of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Professor Lord Mair CBE FREng FRS, Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge will give this year's lecture.
Professor Lord Mair will address the challenges of creating urban underground infrastructure, in particular the development of underground transport that is environmentally essential for many of our cities. He will explore what can go wrong with such developments and raise important questions such as whether buildings above will be damaged by subsidence, how they can be protected and how underground infrastructure might be affected by new construction.
The lecture will highlight the key role of geotechnical engineering in addressing these questions. Examples of projects from around the world, including the Crossrail project in London, will demonstrate the size, technical challenges and complexity of modern underground construction.
6.00pm - Registration and refreshments
6.30pm - Welcome by the Chair
Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS, President, Royal Academy of Engineering
6.35pm - Creating underground infrastructure – the role of geotechnical engineering
Professor Lord Mair CBE FREng FRS, Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of Civil Engineering, University of Cambridge
7.15pm - Question and answer session
7.45pm - Closing remarks by the Chair
7.50pm - Drinks reception
8.15pm - Optional dinner
8.30pm - Drinks reception closes
10.00pm - Dinner closes
Tickets for the lecture and drinks reception cost £12.00 each.
This event is fully booked. If would still like to view the lecture, it will be available online from 6.30pm.
For more information please contact Jane Divito