Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)

28 Mai Engineering a low carbon built environment: The discipline of Building Engineering Physics

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2010
This report presents an overview of the field of building engineering physics and identifies opportunities for developments that will benefit society as a whole, as well as employers, universities, professional engineering institutions and in particular professionals who are following careers with building engineering physics as the basis. The report makes key recommendations for Government policy, academic and industry research directions and professional development in the field to achieve the skill levels necessary to deliver mass market low carbon buildings.
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22 Oct Engineering for health

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2012
This paper looks at key areas of medical science and technology, specific issues within healthcare and medicine and uses examples to show the contribution of engineering in each area.
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21 Oct Philosophy of Engineering: Volume 1 of the proceedings of a series of seminars held at The Royal Academy of Engineering

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2010
The papers in this volume are from the first three of a series of seminars in the philosophy of engineering organised by The Royal Academy of Engineering. The papers were given by philosophers and engineers with an interest in the philosophy of engineering who were invited to speak on a given theme, as described below. The results are a series of papers of great variety, showing a range of different perspectives on the philosophical issues that engineering raises. It is hoped that these will spark philosophical interest and will lead to further, deeper consideration of the topics explored in the seminars.
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21 Oct Privacy and Prejudice

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2010
This report presents the findings of the public attitudes research project that was embedded within the wider engagement programme to explore young people’s views on the development of an EPR system in the UK and its use in medical research.  A number of questions emerged and recommendations were made based on the findings of this report. The report concludes that these need to be addressed by the National Health Service (NHS), the commissioners and regulators of EPRs, the engineers and developers that will design and build the records systems and databases, and the users and medical researchers that will have access to the data if the system is to be one that has wide support amongst the younger generation. Furthermore, the responses to these questions and recommendations need to be communicated to young people, so that they can make an informed choice about their records.
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21 Oct Business motivations for engaging the public in science and engineering

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2011
The results of this study show that the way to build public engagement capacity with business is to focus on purpose rather than process. The idea of framing any discussion around public engagement is likely to be ineffective: businesses will respond to specific and distinct projects that meet their business objectives. As such, any strategy to engage business needs to think in terms of educational goals, policy effectiveness, social outcomes and how these align to business goals and motivations. The process to achieve this will follow from understanding those needs.
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21 Oct Engineering the Olympics

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2011
The 2011 Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust Lecture.  The construction work for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is a complex job. It has been compared to building two of the Heathrow Terminal 5 in half the time.  This lecture was delivered by John Armitt, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), the body responsible for delivering this work. In his lecture he will describe the various engineering and construction challenges from governance, land assembly, budget agreement, stakeholder relations, planning, programme management and how they were overcome.
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21 Oct Achieving excellence in engineering education: the ingredients of successful change

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2012
France is a major player in nuclear physics and its applications, in particular in the electro-nuclear energy domain. The monograph is a widely accessible synthesis of the nuclear energy sector development in France. It describes the stakes of nuclear technologies and the challenges to overcome to make political and technical choices. The author analyses the importance of organisational structures and of the human factors to successfully develop programs and to overcome difficulties.
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21 Oct Professional engineering governance

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
A briefing paper that addresses the role engineers play in making strategic high-level decisions in a wide range of organisations from private companies, both big and small, to government agencies.
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21 Oct Innovation Economy 2012

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2012
Educating engineers to drive the innovation economy - The UK faces a number of challenges as it moves out of recession and towards growth. We are passing through a period of austerity, the like of which we have not experienced since the late 1940s.
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