Burton upon Trent and District Engineering Society


Programme for 2018/19 season:

27th September:

Annual General Meeting at 7pm, followed at 7.30pm by:

The Claymills Victorian pumping station – talk by Jacob Fowkes

Photograph taken 1968, prior to closure.

An introduction to an amazing example of steam power and Victorian engineering.
Some of the recent restoration work done by our amazing team of volunteers.

25th October:

Dam and Blast

A talk by Derek Jerram on Impounding Reservoir Disasters Speaking from Personal Experience

Water can cause enormous problems as we all know, especially when it is impounded behind a dam that has not been designed or constructed safely.
This talk reviews some impounding reservoirs, both recent and historical, which due to man's greed or folly have caused great loss of life or money or prestige or all of these.
Derek Jerram was a chartered engineer and a water engineer for many years, with experience of dams old and new, and a chartered arbitrator involved with construction disputes at home and abroad.

22nd November:

Social Evening at Marston’s Social Club
Talk by helicopter pilot – Jolyon McLaine

6th December:

Joint meeting with I Mech E
Presentation by Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd


24th January:

3D printing by Jake Foster, SYS Systems

More information is available at www.sys-uk.com

28th February:

Joint meeting with I Mech E
Presentation by Jordon Roberts of Roger Bullivent Ltd

The presentation will give an in-site into the how and why we select piles or engineered foundations, the different types of piling and ground improvement techniques. In addition a safe, cost effective foundation is achieved. They will also investigate the techniques of precast modular foundations, what they offer and also restricted access piling and its markets.

Please see attached flyer:

28th March:

The Science of Iron Man by Jay Smith

25th April:

Joint meeting with I Mech E
Bell Equipment UK Limited – Articulated dump trucks

23rd May:

Vulcan bomber by Wing Commander Mike Smith