Upcoming events

    • 8 Dec 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • Online (Via Zoom)
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    This is a London Branch event organised and hosted by the London Branch Committee on behalf of Branch members. Other members and non- members are very welcome to register and join us for this talk. 

    Overview:  The talk will cover some of the technical issues associated with alternative energy sources. It will give a review of the sources of green house gases (GHG) and the initiatives proposed for key industrial hubs. The talk will cover aspects of wind and solar electricity generation and the upgrades required in distribution. It will also address aspects of hydrogen production and its distribution and carbon capture. The talk will also overview some of the other sources of GHG that require reduction.

    Speaker: Mike Lawrence

    Speaker Biography: Mike Lawrence chairs the Energy Industries Industrial Advisory Group for the National Physical Laboratory and is also Secretary of the London Branch of The Welding Institute. Mike retired from Brown and Root four years ago having worked there since the 1990s on a large number of onshore and offshore projects for international clients. Prior to joining B&R he was at Bechtel where he had worked from the early days of North Sea oil and gas developments. Mike also has experience of working on power plant, pharmaceutical plant and district heating systems. Mike has a degree in metallurgy and over his 40 years in manufacturing and construction has developed wide experience in many aspects of metallic and non-metallic materials, welding and NDT in the energy industry. He has a deep interest in alternative energy and its engineering and social aspects.

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    Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development.  You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event.  As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.

    Additional Information:

    • Registration will close 24 hours before the event starts.
    • Live event only. (There will be no post-event slides or recording) 
    • Registration details will be shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate the event.


    • 8 Dec 2021
    • 6:30 PM
    • Online (Zoom)
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    This is an Eastern Counties Branch event organised and hosted by the Eastern Counties Branch Committee on behalf of Branch members. Other members are very welcome to register for this talk. Non-Members are also welcome to join us.

    Overview: This talk from Project Director, Jim McNicholas, will outline the challenges and triumphs of this major infrastructure project for the east of England.

    Speaker: Jim McNicholas (Project Director, Skanska)

    Speaker Biography: A civil engineer now retired from full time employment after 45 years working in civil engineering contracting. Projects included waste water treatment, airfields both military and civilian, rail and highways. More recently responsible for projects to upgrade and widen the M25 followed by the A14 improvement project between Cambridge and Huntingdon. 

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development.  You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event.  As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.

    Additional Information:

    • Registration will close 48 hours before the event starts.
    • Live event only
    • Registration details will be shared with our Branch volunteers to help facilitate the event.


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