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Constructors Lecture: Engineering High Speed Rail for Great Britain





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The Constructors Lecture in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Constructors returns to City University London this year with generous support from URS.

In his lecture Professor Andrew McNaughton, Chief Engineer and Technical Director of High Speed Two Ltd, will outline the characteristics of high speed rail, discuss the reasons to go ahead with high speed rail in Great Britain and ask why now. He will talk about how plans have been developed specific to our needs and discuss the engineering and construction challenges of achieving the government's aims in the most densely populated country in Europe.

Professor Andrew McNaughton FREng

Prof-Andrew-McNaughtonAndrew McNaughton has been engaged in railway construction, operation and management since 1973. He is Honorary Professor of Rail Engineering at Nottingham University and a Visiting Professor of Engineering at both Imperial College London and Southampton University. 

Since 2009 Andrew has been Chief Engineer and Technical Director of High Speed Two Ltd, developing the principles, network and specific route design for high speed rail in Great Britain. Prior to that, from 2001 he was Chief Engineer of Network Rail responsible for the specification and development of the GB rail network, investment authorisation and overall system safety management.

Andrew has been Vice Chair of the EU Transport Advisory Group and Chair of the European Rail Research Advisory Council. He is a Special Advisor on rail to the Australian Government and has lectured on the transport, land use and economic planning effects of regional, freight and long distance rail development in North America, Asia and Australia as well as Europe.

Andrew is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers, Royal Geographical Society and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

The Worshipful Company of Constructors

nullThe Worshipful Company of Constructors is a modern City of London Livery Company for professionals working in, and in support of, the construction industry. Members of the Company are drawn from all sectors of the industry, including architects, surveyors, engineers, builders, legal professionals and accountants.

URS Corporation

nullURS Corporation is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company provides services for power, infrastructure, industrial, oil and gas, and federal projects and programs. URS Corporation has more than 54,000 employees in a network of offices in nearly 50 countries.

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6.30pm - 8.00pmWednesday 15th May 2013

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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