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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Imported Dutch precast concrete structural interlocking blocks containing high lead content recycled glass aggregate could be reclassified as hazardous waste, NCE has learned.
The new Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester will be more than six times as energy efficient as its predecessor. Dave Parker reports.
Unique design challenges faced the structural engineer responsible for the safety and stability of a ‘melting house’ art installation in London’s Southwark Street.
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