Regional member Peter Gidney provided the final seminar of the year to the Eastern region at West Norfolk College on 23 November 2017. Peter’s talk was delivered to a mix of regional members and Building Studies HNC students, and focused on the case study around the Purfleet Quay regeneration scheme in King’s Lynn.
Peter’s talk covered everything through from the concept scheme to completion and was engaging and thought-provoking, in particular with regards to some of the technical issues addressed throughout the project duration.
This presentation was refreshing and thoroughly interesting and I’m hoping Peter may have the opportunity to deliver this again at one of the Eastern Region Centres of Excellence in 2018, and there will be an opportunity in the New Year to follow up on this talk with a guided tour of the quay and to see the difficult areas of work Peter had to overcome in delivering this award-winning project.
Members in attendance practised in various fields and my thanks go out to those members who attended, and the many college students who attended and who helped make this event with a variety of interesting questions along with their interest expressed in the professional opportunities available to them on qualification.
My thanks also go to Peter for his encouraging and interesting presentation, and the many members who have supported the Eastern Region events throughout the year. Many events are planned for 2018 and the Cambridge designeng Conference in February 2018 will be a great opportunity to meet up with many members and to discuss the planned events throughout the region for the New Year. My special thanks also go out to West Norfolk College who have made their new University Conference centre available to host CABE events, and these will be held throughout 2018 again on a Thursday afternoon and variable Friday afternoons where possible, and as always our members’ support is paramount for the continued success of these events and we look forward to you joining us in the New Year.
Happy New Year to you all and I look forward to the next event on 23 February 2108 at Girton College, Cambridge.
David Taylor PCABE FCABE MCABE MSPE IPWS, CABE President
20 December 2017