REF eligible staff are invited to declare any circumstances that have impacted on their ability to research productively (e.g. extended periods of family-related leave, secondments or career breaks) during the REF 2021 assessment period.
Madagascar is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to cyclones; for example, cyclone Enawo (2017) caused 81 deaths and destroyed over 300,000 buildings, including 38,000 homes. Non-engineered traditional structures make up 86.5% of houses, and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) are working to train local people to improve the wind resistance of their homes.
The School's Professor Alistair Borthwick FICE, FREng, FRSE has been presented with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Gold Medal for his lifetime contribution to civil engineering education, training and mentoring. A Gold Medal is awarded annually by the ICE to recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the civil engineering profession over many years.
The School's Fire Engineering Group have been working with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and the Scottish Branch of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) to produce a series of "Fire Tech Talks" showcasing their research into fire-fighting tactics.
University Court has committed funding for a major new School of Engineering building at its Meeting on Monday 30 September 2019. At a cost of £33.5m, work on Engineering Module 1 will commence in spring 2020 and is due to be completed in summer 2022. The development at the south west corner of the King’s Buildings campus will host new classrooms, research spaces and computer labs, alongside the offices of the Head of School and Professional Services, and Engineering Teaching Organisation, over an area of 6,500 sqm on five floors.