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Summer Placement Experiences with Matt Lindars

Civil Engineering student, Matt Lindars joined us between his third and forth years at Birmingham University on summer placement in 2021. At the end of his time with us, he has reflected on his experiences and shared some of the highlights and lessons learned with you.

Tags: Civil Engineering Civils & Structures

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A preview of our Carbon: A New Currency for Construction webinar. During the full 45-minute webinar, Stephen Beggs, Technical Director at Curtins, discusses why we need to act, compares our personal and professional carbon impacts, demonstrates the tools Curtins has developed to measure carbon and sets out 7 practical steps for reducing carbon impact. For access to the full webinar recording, presentation slides or if you would like to arrange a live webinar with your team, please contact us at events@curtins.com.

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Alison Horton

Alison is a senior engineer who has been at Curtins' Birmingham office for 3 years. She’s passionate about working on building structures, in addition to dedicating her time to encourage young people into the profession.

Andy Buckley

Principal Engineer at the Leeds office.

Dave Turnbull

Dave is a Senior Technician based in our Birmingham office.

Javier Montoro

Javier is a Graduate Engineer from our Birmingham office who joined Curtins November last year.

John Giles

John Paul Giles is a Senor Technician at the Leeds office.

Jon Moister

Jon, our Manchester office Director, has been involved in several pioneering schemes from offsite prefabrication to the sustainable side of low energy natural ventilation.

Nic Webb

Nic Webb is the Technical Director at the Leeds Office, having joined Curtins in 2012 as part of the Chartered Civil and Structural Engineering team.

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Richard Osbond

Richard is Technical Director at the Leeds Office and has been at the forefront of many big Curtins Engineering projects.

Roger Hawkins

Roger founded Hawkins\Brown with Russell Brown in 1988 and was a judge for the AJ/Curtins Inspiring Graduate Award in 2015.

Wayne Hardy

Wayne is a chartered civil engineer with over 20 years of experience on a broad range of projects. He is also a great, detailed sketcher.