Jim Workman is the new Civil Engineers’ Club representative in Northern Ireland. He is re-starting the group and has already organised a number of visits.
His report on the latest visit to the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s (RSPI) facility at Whitehead, Co. Antrim, which includes photos, follows below:
An earlier visit was last year in Belfast:
Visit on 24 November 2017
The visit was in the form of a presentation of a planned major infrastructure project in Belfast known as Weavers Cross.
Background – Translink (which operates the train and bus services over N Ireland) and the Department for Regional Development have been working in conjunction with the Strategic Investment Board and have identified the potential to create an integrated Public Transport Hub that will be a high class Gateway for Belfast.
It was a really successful gathering – we had 12 paid up members, 5 other civil engineers and 10 guests making the grand total 27 plus the two speakers + one support staff. The speakers were the Project Manager for the Transport Hub team and a Director from Arup.
Judging by the intense Q & A session it was a real success. All of the members expressed their gratitude on getting the show back on the road.
I used the opportunity to sound out the members on the way forward. Two non-members have agreed to join the Club.
If you wish to know more about events in Northern Ireland or participate in its activities then please contact Jim at:
email: [email protected]
(Tel) 028 2586 2344 or
(Mob) 07531 522 331