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Abbey Pynford are an Official Partner of ICE Bicentenary Commemorative Album

Abbey Pynford are pleased to announce that we are an official partner of the ICE Bicentenary commemorative album, Shaping the World.

The Institution of Civil Engineers launches a new publication to commemorate 200 years of engineering excellence

To mark its Bicentenary, the Institution of Civil Engineers has created the commemorative album Shaping the World. This beautifully designed book showcases the 200 structures and engineering projects that have had the greatest impact on our lives, and celebrates the individuals and organisations that deliver the vital infrastructure we all rely on. Produced in partnership with publisher St James’s House, this stunning, inspiring hardback will be launched at the historical library of the ICE’s headquarters just off Parliament Square in the City of Westminster, London.

A prestigious coffee–table book of the highest quality in research, writing and design, Shaping the World explores not only key stories of inspired engineering, but also sheds a light on the major industries and commercial sectors that surround the discipline.

As well as boasting striking images that convey the magnitude and beauty of the featured engineering projects, the publication serves as a carefully curated guide to architects, consultants, infrastructure companies, environmental firms, industry-related educational institutions and other organisations whose pre-eminent status in their respective fields warrants their inclusion in this book. Many of these exclusive names and brands will be exhibiting at the launch event on 21 September.

Speaking ahead of the launch, Richard Freed, the CEO and owner of St James’s House, said: “The commemorative ICE album is yet another prestigious book in our long list of publications to mark landmark events such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. We are extremely proud of this book and honoured to be working alongside such exceptional companies and organisations on this project.”

Some 500 dignitaries from around the world as well as television and print media representatives are expected to attend the presentation of Shaping the World.

Abbey Pynford Are Shortlisted for Two Structural Awards by The Institution of Structural Engineers

Abbey Pynford are pleased to announce that one of our projects has been shortlisted for two Structural Awards by The Institution of Structural Engineers.

Our works at The Queens Theatre in London’s west end have been shortlisted in two award categories (Structural Transformation and Outstanding Value).

The Structural Awards are the world’s foremost celebration of structural engineers as innovative, creative design professionals and the guardians of public safety.

For over 50 years, the Structural Awards have showcased the world’s most cutting edge engineering achievements. Past winners include iconic structures such as the Sydney Opera House, the Pompidou Centre and the Severn Bridge.

Works on the Theatre included the design and construction of complex structural alterations to a Grade II listed West End theatre. Involving the removal of load-bearing vault walls and construction of new steelwork to support vault arches beneath the adjacent highway, and the creation of new stage level space by partially removing a primary loadbearing curved masonry wall from basement to second floor level. Operations above and below stage level comprised underpinning, encased and composite structural steelwork, Pynford stooling, reinforced concrete cantilever ribbed slab and composite diaphragm shear walls. This was all achieved without interruption to rehearsals and daily performances.

Mike Johnson, Director of Engineering at Abbey Pynford, said: “This is great recognition of our skills, knowledge, engineering excellence and acknowledges Abbey Pynford’s status in the international world of Structural Engineering. We extend our thanks to all stakeholders of the Queens Theatre project and many congratulations to all those involved in this project

The Structural Awards 2018 ceremony will take place on Friday 16 November at The Brewery, London.