November 2018

Rendel director delivers special lecture at Cambridge University

Photo credit: Rendel

Sam Khan, Director of Bridges and Structures at Rendel, was invited by Cambridge University, Laing O’Rourke Centre, to deliver a special lecture on ‘Innovations in Modern Cable Stayed and Long Span Bridges’ on 23rd November 2018. The lecture session was introduced by Prof. Campbell Middleton, Director of the Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology.

The lecture was attended by a number of research and post-graduate students as well as some of the other distinguished members of the faculty including Emeritus Prof. Chris Calladine, Emeritus Prof. Chris Burgoyne and Dee Frawley (Programme Manager, Smart Infrastructure and Construction). The post-lecture session generated an enthused Q&A session in which the students as well as members of the faculty participated. Prof Middleton agreed with Sam that it was important for advanced research centres, such as the LO’R Centre and the industry to have appropriate platforms for sharing of knowledge and experience and work in collaboration for the advancement of the construction industry.

The lecture was preceded by Cam Middleton, who is also a Fellow of the King’s College, giving Sam a tour of the college grounds and buildings as well as the historical Chapel dating from 1446. Cam also showed his personal library which contains some very rare scientific books. The brief tour was followed by lunch at the King’s College dining hall.