Dave Parker, BSc, CEng, FICE, FRSA, FIQA, was Technical Editor of New Civil Engineer magazine for 12 years before leaving in May 2006 to become a freelance author and journalist. Since then Dave has been involved in three book projects, on microgeneration, tall buildings and sustainable timber design, either as author, editor or co-author. He is a former Visiting Professor of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, and during his time at NCE he successfully campaigned for the establishment of the CROSS confidential reporting scheme.
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Unique design challenges faced the structural engineer responsible for the safety and stability of a ‘melting house’ art installation in London’s Southwark Street.
A 1.3km long concrete pumping operation carried out by specialist sub-contractor Kelly Formwork on the Crossrail C310 project tunnel is being claimed as a new British record.
The Wikihouse open source construction system was recently put to the test in central London. Dave Parker reports on how the team of volunteers got on.
- Historic west London riverside chalet raised as protection from flooding
- Energy: Solar roads take off
- THE GALLERY | Prototype self-build, two storey 'Wikihouse' erected in two days
- Rapid refurb of tired Hogarth flyover complete ahead of schedule