CIHT North East & Cumbria and IStructE Northern Counties Region invite you to an evening meeting on Thursday, 28 November 2019 at 6.15pm
This presentation describes how railway design and construction was pioneered here in the north east of England to be the basis for their adoption worldwide. It identifies significant changes in design, construction and materials that have progressively improved railway civil and structural engineering over a period of almost 200 years, by visiting a number of major British railway construction projects and concludes with a brief look at works underway on the Chinese High Speed Network to provide a comparison of current practice elsewhere.
Hugh Fenwick MSc CEng FICE
Hugh Fenwick is a distinguished railway civil and structural engineer. His career began as a student civil engineer with British Rail leading to appointment as Assistant Regional Civil Engineer (Works) responsible for the design, maintenance, renewal and construction of all bridges and other structures covering large parts of England. After retiring Hugh worked as an independent consultant providing advice on major railway projects in the UK as an advisor to the Dept for Transport and overseas as an advisor to the World Bank. He is the Vice Chair for the prestigious Robert Stephenson Trust.