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Dr Michael Cook - How can Civil Engineering be Civilising?

Michael Cook will give a presentation on "Civilising Engineering" and how younger engineers may map out their own career journeys.

  • 4 Apr 2017, 5.15pm to 4 Apr 2017, 7.15pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • 10 West, 2.47, University of Bath
  • This event is free

In this lecture Michael Cook will be pulling together the threads of a forty-year engineering career; describing the journey he has travelled and showing how it might help younger engineers map out their own journeys with a rather more sure footing.

Speaker profiles

Michael Cook is a leading structural engineer who has made a significant contribution to the design of many innovative buildings, to the development of a thriving BuroHappold practice and to the reputation of the profession.

After graduating from Cambridge in 1977 he worked with Ted Happold and Frei Otto on a range of membrane and cable net structures. He joined a newly–formed research group at the University of Bath (School of Architecture and Building Engineering), undertaking research and development into air-supported structures (1977 to 1982). He was awarded a PhD in 1983. Since that time he has led the design of many award-winning construction projects in UK, USA, Germany, Middle East and the Far East.

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10 West, 2.47 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


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