Our Podium talks and videos continue the culture founded by Bill Curtin of sharing expertise and prompting conversations in the construction industry.
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City Road Hotel
Diarmuid Healy chats through our problem solving techniques for the digging out of the basement at City Road Hotel.
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.
Curtins’ Foursite Service
In this extract from Curtins’ live webinar on How to Unlock Land Value for Contaminated Sites, Geo-environmental Engineer, Becky Corps explains why a co-ordinated approach during preliminary site assessments can be beneficial. In the short video, Becky summaries how Curtins’ bespoke Foursite service can help you unlock site constraints, optimise value and realise the development potential of assets.
Carbon: A New Currency for Construction – Preview
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Platform 21, Birmingham
Graduate Engineer Dan Shephard tells us about the refurbishment of Birmingham’s Platform 21 near New Street station using our Ecofurbishment approach.
Thank you to Wates Construction for facilitating the site visit and filming at the Platform 21 site. CGI images courtesy of Associated Architects.
My Graduate Placement at Curtins
Under-Graduate Engineer, Angus Hall shares some insight into what it’s like working for Curtins as a placement student, how he decided on a career in engineering and his advice for young students who are thinking about their future.
Curtins’ LPS Innovation
John Healey, Associate in our Nottigham office with over 30 years’ experience in Survey and Repair explains Curtins’ latest innovation for Large Panel System high-rise tower blocks.
Our approach to Survey and Repair work
John Healey, Associate in our Nottigham office with over 30 years’ experience in Survey and Repair explains Curtins’ client-focused approach to this type of work.
Vibration Serviceability of Stadium Structures under Crowd Action
Yasser Eljajeh, Senior Structural Engineer in our Manchester office explains how the movement of crowds can affect stadium structures and their use.
What it means to be an engineer
As we celebrate the Year of Engineering, Amanda Setzer – a Project Engineer here at Curtins, discusses what influenced her decision to become an engineer, what her job as an engineer entails and why others should consider engineering as a career path.
Renovation & extension of an existing laboratory
Amanda Setzer, Project Engineer here at Curtins, discusses the work involved in the renovation and extension of an existing laboratory in our latest Podium video.
Brougham Castle Bridge Restoration
David Wiggins, Senior Engineer at our Kendal Office, talks us through his work on the restoration of Brougham Castle Bridge, Cumbria, after it was badly damaged by floods during Storm Desmond in 2015.
Exchange Square, Birmingham
John White, Associate at our Birmingham Office, discusses the current PRS landscape in Birmingham, as well as our work on the 46-storey Exchange Square project.
The Dynamic Façade
Kiera Mudd, an engineer based in our Leeds Office, discusses Dynamic Façades and the built environment in our latest Podium video.
Curtins supports the Year of Engineering
Curtins’ CEO Rob Melling discusses our support for the Year of Engineering initiative. This year will see us collaborate closely with schools across the country to enlighten and instigate change, by focusing our efforts on educating parents, teachers, as well as young people to just how exciting and diverse a career in engineering can be. Read more here.
Heritage & Refurbishment within Birmingham
Alison Horton, a Senior Engineer at our Birmingham Office, discusses how we have, and continue, to be a part of the ever-changing face of Birmingham City Centre.
The Use of Virtual Reality in Construction
Dave Turnbull discusses how Curtins use Virtual Reality in today’s construction industry, from inception to late stages of design.
A Graduate’s Experience in Curtins
Javier talks about his experience of joining Curtins as a Graduate Engineer. For more information about our graduate recruitment click here.
The Mailbox, Birmingham
Matt Woodhall talks about his experience working on The Mailbox in Birmingham and why having the existing drawings helped with further developments to the building.
Blackburn Wing- Bowcliffe Hall
Andy Saville, Associate at Curtins, discusses the unique structural design and challenges faced at the Blackburn Wing at Bowcliffe Hall.
Architect’s Perspective – Blackburn Wing Bowcliffe Hall
Paul Mitchell, architect and chairman at The Harris Partnership discusses the design process of the unique Blackburn Wing at Bowcliffe Hall.
The Blackburn Wing, Bowcliffe Hall
Jonathan Turner discusses the multi-award winning, conference and events centre ‘The Blackburn Wing’ at Bowcliffe Hall. Inspired by Britain’s most famous aviation pioneer Robert Blackburn, Jonathan’s vision was a treehouse design with an aviation theme.
The Word- Central Library & Digital Media Centre
Andy Buckley- Principal Engineer in our Leeds office, discusses the design process of The Word Central Library & Digital Media Centre and the use of 3D modelling.
Innovation & Enterprise Centre- University of Leeds
Andy Buckley discusses the Design of the new Innovation and Enterprise Centre at the University of Leeds, which forms part of the master-plan for research laboratories and classroom spaces.
The Importance of Apprenticeships at Curtins
Matt Rudman, Technical Director at the Leeds office discusses the importance of apprenticeships at Curtins and in investing in young talent. Adam Gibbons, shares the advantages of being a Curtins Apprentice Engineer.
The benefits of using 3D Modelling
John-Paul Giles discusses the benefits of using 3D modelling and the advantage of being able to create a 3D Virtual Model for the Factory 2050 project.
Richard Osbond, Technical Director at the Leeds office discusses the design of factory 2050- the world’s first ever reconfigurable factory.
Merrion Centre Car Park
Nic Webb, Technical Director at the Leeds office shares the design challenges at the Merrion Centre Car Park.
Merrion Centre Car Park
Richard Lewis and Ben Ziff discuss the challenges faced during the refurbishment of a 50 year old multi-storey Car Park.
Frame Mount Sketch
Watch Wayne Hardy sketch out the concept for the arrangement of a bracing frame mount.
The Rise of PRS
Jon Moister gives an insight into the issues around PRS.
The History of Curtins – Research & Innovation
John Caine discusses our founder Bill Curtin and how his understanding of structural masonry and innovative ideas still influence how we work today.
Diarmuid Healy talks about how evolution of the industry has led to changes in using tools and technologies in carrying out structural appraisals.
Adding Value to University Estates
Dan Evans talks about how Curtins add value to educate estates by using innovative modern construction methods in refurbishment works.
Inspiring Graduate Prize
Roger Hawkins of Hawkins Brown discusses the AJ/Curtins Inspiring Graduate Prize. Roger was a judge for the award in 2015.
Ark Putney Academy
Dan Evans and Wayne Hardy join up with John Jeffery of HawkinsBrown to discuss the design of Ark Putney Academy.
Dan Evans talks about how Curtins hit their breakthrough on the design of research buildings and references our experience working on the new Michael Uren building.