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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Britain’s tallest hybrid timber tower was recently topped out in east London.
Immortalised in the Dire Straits song ‘Tunnel of Love’, Whitley Bay’s Spanish City amusement park is now defunct, significantly reducing this North Tyneside seaside resort’s attractions for tourists.
Currently on the drawing board at UK Flood Barriers Droitwich HQ is what will be probably the most unusual conference room in the country. From the outside it will look like a conventional house, complete with doors, windows and the usual services, featuring brick and block and timber frame construction.
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