Past Events

IMechE - The application of AI design tools to ITER nuclear fusion reactor

25th February 2021 7:00 pm

Professor Nawal Prinja has 40 years of academic and industrial experience in the nuclear sector. He is the Technology Director of Jacobs (Clean Energy) and holds a position of Honorary Professor at four British universities (Aberdeen,…

ICE - Galloway Hydro Scheme

25th February 2021 6:15 pm

Presentation on the Galloway Hydro Scheme, which has been generating power for nearly a century. It includes a total of six power stations – Glenlee, Tongland, Kendoon, Drumjohn, Earlstoun and Carsfad – 11 dams and a network of tunnels…

AFBE - The Challenge of Change: Embracing change drives decommissioning opportunities

25th February 2021 5:00 pm

As oil and gas fields around the world mature, the industry faces increased work in decommissioning. In the North Sea, one of the world’s most mature offshore production basins, decommissioning will be a major industrial challenge, as…

AMB - Wind Turbine Control System for Floating Platforms

24th February 2021 6:30 pm

Floating wind turbine control system design presents challenges due to complex dynamics and conflicting requirements of performance and stability.

DNVGL will introduce control system concepts, floating turbine specific features…

ICE - M4 smart motorway junctions 3-12: the story so far

23rd February 2021 1:00 pm

Join the ICE Hereford and Worcester Branch for a webinar focusing on the journey so far for this £850m M4 junctions 3-12 smart motorway project.

With the project about to complete, commissioning of 28km of the total 52km length…

ICE - Learning from historic irrigation and drainage structures

19th February 2021 3:00 pm

The past has much to teach us about the present and the future. The rapid changes that are taking place around the world caution us to learn from history. This is as true in irrigation and drainage as in most other walks of life. The…

IMechE - the work of the traditional blacksmith in the modern age

18th February 2021 12:00 pm

Traditional Blacksmiths were the first mechanical engineers and their craft was the seed of the modern-day profession. Today, the work of the traditional blacksmith has enjoyed a resurgence as a cottage industry, and we will look at…

IChemE - How Relevant Human Factors are within the Chemical and Processing Industries

17th February 2021 6:00 pm

The chemical and processing industries have made significant advances in health, safety and performance in the last few decades with technological advances and massive improvements in safety management. So why do accidents and incidents…

Engineers Ireland - The History & Rehabilitation of Daly's "Shakey" Bridge, Cork City

16th February 2021 7:00 pm

Engineers Ireland - The History & Rehabilitation of Daly’s “Shakey” Bridge, Cork City

The presentation will outline the social and economic context of the original construction which opened in 1927 to replace an earlier ferry…

IStructE - Energy Geostructures - Using our substructures for ground heat exchange and storage

16th February 2021 6:00 pm

This presentation will cover recent innovations in the use of structure foundations, and substructure components such as retaining walls and tunnels as ground heat exchangers to permit supply of thermal energy to low carbon heating…

ICE - Surface water management in the construction sector - an overview

16th February 2021 5:30 pm

This webinar provides an overview on Surface Water Management in Construction and how to prevent water pollution in the UK.

James Baylis, Regional Technical Manager and Sales at Siltbuster, will provide an introduction to the…

IChemE - Overselling Hydrogen

11th February 2021 4:30 pm

Hydrogen is ubiquitous in the scientific and general media. It is often described as a wonder fuel. This webinar will question whether hydrogen is being over-sold. Hydrogen’s role in delivering net zero in the UK will be critiqued and…

RPhil Lecture - The human scale: technology and leadership in times of crisis

10th February 2021 7:30 pm

THE ROYAL PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY OF GLASGOW 219th Lecture Series 

The human scale: technology and leadership in times of crisis. by Misha Glenny

What happens when technological, political, biological and economic change…

Engineering Scotland - Innovation Lecture - Photonics in the Cloud - Dream or Reality?

10th February 2021 6:00 pm

Engineering Scotland

THE INNOVATION LECTURE 2021 - Photonics in the Cloud - Dream or Reality?  Prof John Marsh

Just as integrated circuits are built around electrons, photonic integrated circuits (PICs) are built…

IMarEST - Mooring Integrity Management – Preventing mooring line failures

10th February 2021 12:00 pm

IMarEST - Technical Lecture  - Mooring Integrity Management – Preventing mooring line failures by Alex Argyros

Over the last 15 years there have been several multi-million pound failure incidents of permanent mooring systems for…

IES - Online lecture - UN Sustainable Goal No 6, Clean water and Sanitation

IES - Online lecture - UN Sustainable Goal No 6, Clean water and Sanitation

9th February 2021 6:30 pm

UN Sustainable Development Goal No 6, Clean Water and Sanitation

Substantial progress has been made towards sustainable development goal 6: delivering clean water and sanitation to all. However, there is still a long way to go; 784 million people do not have access to clean water and 2.5 billion live…

ICE - Rock Engineering - Between a rock and a hard place

9th February 2021 6:15 pm

Using case studies from Scotland, and around the world, Christopher Jack, Technical Director from COWI, will highlight rock engineering challenges and how these were overcome. Note: some projects will be anonymised due to…

RAES - online lecture from Reaction Engines Ltd

9th February 2021 6:00 pm

Lecture from Reaction Engines Limited (REL)

Engineers Ireland - Novel Recycling Technologies

4th February 2021 7:30 pm

Engineers Ireland - Novel Recycling Technologies

Dr Frank Riedewald of Composite Recycling Ltd and Gavin Duffy of Pyro Recycling Ltd discuss Novel Recycling Technologies in this free webinar hosted by the…

MIS - Drilling into mines for heat: the UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow

3rd February 2021 6:00 pm

The Mining Institute of Scotland - Drilling into mines for heat: the UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow -  by Dr Alison Monaghan MBE, BGS Edinburgh

Net-zero carbon targets require significant progress to be made in the…

FSB - Creating a self-managing company

3rd February 2021 10:00 am

The Federation of Small Business  - What is a ‘self-managing company’ and how can it work in your business?

Peter Buckle, is an Associate Coach with Strategic Coach Inc & Founding Partner at Buckle &…

CAN DO Innovation Summit

3rd February 2021 9:00 am

Glasgow City of Science and Innovation

The CAN DO Innovation Summit - a focal point for business innovation in Scotland - SMEs will meet the innovators, entrepreneurs, and academics that can help them adopt new technologies,…

Scottish Engineering - Free Informative Breakfast Briefing Series – February

3rd February 2021 8:00 am

Scottish Engineering - Free Informative Breakfast Briefing Series – February

IET - Game Software Engineering: Welcome to our World

2nd February 2021 7:00 pm

IET - Game Software Engineering: Welcome to our World

RINA - Online lecture - Teekay Ice Breakers and the YAMAL LNG Project

1st February 2021 6:00 pm

Teekay ARC 7 LNGC Ice Breakers and the YAMAL LNG Project

Old Ways New Roads - Book Launch

28th January 2021 6:00 pm

The Hunterian - book launch

The Old Ways New Roads book launch will take place via a live zoom webinar, featuring an introduction to the publication by Hunterian Director Steph Scholten and the editors, followed by a live…

IET - With the UK’s ambitions to lead in achieving ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, is ‘decarbonisation’ enough?

28th January 2021 6:00 pm

IET - With the UK’s ambitions to lead in achieving ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, is ‘decarbonisation’ enough? by Prof Ian Arbon

The UK Government’s ambitions for ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions…

Engineers Ireland - Transitioning our Homes to Low Carbon

28th January 2021 1:00 pm

Engineers Ireland - Transitioning our Homes to Low Carbon

Aberdeen Maritime Joint Branch - Uncrewed Surface Vessels – The Marine Robotics Revolution

27th January 2021 6:30 pm

Aberdeen Maritime Joint Branch - Uncrewed Surface Vessels – The Marine Robotics Revolution by James Ives

Use of remote systems is set to accelerate in the coming years. XOCEAN will share insights and experiences operating their…

ICE - Decarbonising Coventry

27th January 2021 6:00 pm

How to deliver energy to Coventry in a carbon neutral world?

Join the ICE President, Rachel Skinner, on her virtual visit to the West Midlands at this webinar about decarbonising the City of Coventry.

The West Midlands…

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce - Webinar: Exercise in a Box - Cyber Security

26th January 2021 9:30 am

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce have teamed up with Scottish Business Resilience Centre to bring you the opportunity to participate in Exercise in a Box, an online tool from the NCSC which helps organisations test and practise their…

Engineers Ireland - Fire Safety issues in existing flats and maisonettes

21st January 2021 7:00 pm

Engineers Ireland - Fire Safety issues in existing flats and maisonettes

IMarEST - British Warship Building 1850-2020: An Analysis

21st January 2021 5:00 pm

Warships have formed around one third of the British shipbuilding industry’s output for a century and a half. They have also been at the forefront of many technological developments, e.g. steam turbines. The evolution of warships is…

Engineers Ireland Sustainability Grand Tour: Optimising Sustainability through reallocation of road space

20th January 2021 7:00 pm

This event is will launch the ‘Sustainability Grand Tour’, an online CPD seminar series organised by a number of Regions and Sectors within Engineers Ireland. This session will examine the reallocation of road space for pedestrians and…

BCS - Webinar - Quantum Computing

14th January 2021 7:30 pm

Quantum Computing

Running Time: 19:30 – 21:00

IES  - Joint Meeting with IMarEST - online lecture - Dealing with plastic waste sustainably

IES - Joint Meeting with IMarEST - online lecture - Dealing with plastic waste sustainably

12th January 2021 6:30 pm

Dealing with plastic waste sustainably

Over the past few years, the issue of ‘plastic waste’ has become a dominating concern in the UK and yet, so far, the problem has been met more with hysteria and ‘knee jerk’ reaction, rather than with any reasoned, engineered and/or…

IStructE - online lecture - Repair and conservation of masonry bridges

7th January 2021 6:00 pm

Repair and conservation of masonry bridges

Running Time: 18:00 – 19:30

IMechE - Webinar - Auckland Rail Transport

6th January 2021 5:45 pm

Auckland rail transport

Synopsis: The Speaker will describe the history of railways in the Auckland area from their inception in the 19th century to the present day resurgence with the construction of the new cross-city link. The talk will outline the…

ICE - Webinar - Global Water Security

6th January 2021 5:00 pm

Global Water Security

6th January 2021 17.00-18.30

ICE - Webinar - Modular Buildings: Facts, fictions and the future

17th December 2020 1:00 pm

Modular buildings: Facts, fiction & the future

17th Dec 2020 13.00 – 14.00

IMechE - Presentation of Steam and Heat Exchange Systems

16th December 2020 6:30 pm

Steam and Heat Exchange

This presentation will cover the benefits of using steam for heat exchange applications, how fully packaged instantaneous plate heat exchanger systems operate and why they offer significant benefits, such as cost savings, energy…

IMechE Webinar - an overview of the 6th Carbon Budget

14th December 2020 4:30 pm

An overview of the 6th Carbon Budget: the pathway to Net-Zero emissions in the UK by 2050

The 6th Carbon Budget will introduce a legally binding cap on UK territorial emissions for the mid-2030s. Crucially, it is the first 6th Carbon Budget set since the UK’s Net-Zero target was legislated, in 2019. Meeting this budget is…

IStructE - online lecture - Timber frame design of low rise buildings

10th December 2020 6:00 pm

Timber frame design of low rise buildings (racking)

Running Time: 18:00 – 19:30

IMechE - Robroyston Station Project

10th December 2020 5:50 pm

Kirsty Devlin of ScotRail and Sarah Piscitelli of WSP will describe the project to build a new station at Robroyston that opened in December 2019.

Event runs: 17:50 – 19:15.

RAES

9th December 2020 7:00 pm

F35 Carrier Testing

Running Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Joint meeting with RINA

8th December 2020 6:30 pm

From Nano to Macro, 1 mm to 10,984 m, Vast and Essential for Life on Earth

Prof Colin Moffat, Chief Scientific Advisor Marine Scottish Government

There is one single ocean, comprised of interconnecting ocean basins, contains approximately 1.33 billion km3 of water.…


IChemE Webinar

8th December 2020 12:30 pm

Deepwater Horizon 10 years on – Failures, Lessons & Legacy

It is 10 years since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, in which eleven people lost their lives, 17 were seriously injured and over 5 millions barrels of crude oil spilled into the ocean…

ICE Webinar

ICE Webinar

25th November 2020 6:00 pm

Diversity and Inclusion in Civil Engineering

The evidence is clear, greater diversity – from apprentices to board directors – leads to better performing businesses.

The civil engineering profession has made great strides in supporting and encouraging diversity within the…

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency: COP26

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency: COP26

17th November 2020 6:30 pm

Crucial Issues for Planet Earth 
Mr Terry A’Hearn, Chief Executive Officer SEPA

SEPA has set an ambitious strategy called One Planet Prosperity to govern how it will regulate in the…



The Rankine Bicentenary Lecture 2020

The Rankine Bicentenary Lecture 2020

13th October 2020 4:30 pm

Unconventional Geothermal Technologies and Opportunities - Professor Gioia Falcone

Geothermal energy is a constant and independent form of renewable energy and plays a key role towards the…


The Presidential Address 2020

The Presidential Address 2020

29th September 2020 6:30 pm

“Scotland’s role in the development of heat pumps: 1850 to 2050” 
Dr Andy Pearson — Managing Director, Star Refrigeration Ltd

This paper follows the development of the heat pump and…



Celebrating the legacy of William Rankine

27th July 2020 9:00 am

IESIS is proud to be a partner organisation for the International Institute of Refrigeration Conference “Rankine 2020 - Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation”, timed to coincide with the bi-centenary of the birth of William…

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