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Structural Awards 2017 – 50th Year!

John Staves Structural Awards 2017

Structural Awards 2017 – a fantastic night celebrating the extraordinary work of Structural Engineers across the world! The winners and commended projects were announced during The Structural Awards ceremony, held at The Brewery, London on Friday 17 November. The evening culminated in the presentation of The Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence which was awarded to the British… Read more

What We Learnt from Karren Brady …

Karren Brady

Baroness Karren Brady is one of the UK’s most high-profile businesswomen and one of the regular judges alongside Lord Sugar on BBC1’s The Apprentice. Determined, hardworking, ambitious, passionate, positive Karren Brady has been called all of these and many more. Along with a select few business leaders, John Staves and myself recently received an exclusive… Read more

The New Telecoms Code – Are You Equipped?

Telecoms code

With the new Telecoms code coming into force this Autumn John Staves gives his opinion on what this new code will mean for site owners. “I believe that the new Telecoms code will have an adverse effect on transactions; rather than easing the process which is the declared intent of the changes, site owners will… Read more

John Staves Chair IStructE BIM Conference 2017

John Staves

Members of the Institution of Structural Engineers gathered in London last week for the Institution of Structural Engineers 2017 BIM Conference, “Moving towards BIM 2020 – Business as usual”. Institution of Structural Engineers Headquarters, Bastwick Street, London Delegates were welcomed by John Staves, Managing Director at Michael Aubrey Partnership. John talked about his passion for… Read more

BIM Conference 2017 – The Institution of Structural Engineers

BIM conference

We are thrilled to announce that our Managing Director, John Staves will be chairing The Institution of Structural Engineers 2017 BIM Conference. The conference will focus on the need for practising engineers to adopt BIM more widely and how to collaborate more effectively with architects and builders. Moving Towards BIM 2020: ‘Business As Usual’ Expert speakers will explore various… Read more

John Staves Talking “BIM” in the The RICS Journal

RICS BIM

“From Concept to Curtains” In the July/ August edition of the RICS Journal, John Staves, our Managing Director describes his first-hand experience of working with BIM (Building Information Modelling) in a small practice Here is a transcript of the article;- Our building information modelling (BIM) journey started in 2007 when we came across the modelling… Read more

ISO 9001 Audit Passed For The Tenth Year Running!

ISO 9001

We are thrilled to have successfully passed our ISO 9001:2008 audit on 16 March 2017 for the tenth year in a row. Dave Silcock, the Auditor was complimentary of all the systems and procedures and we passed the audit with no major or minor non-conformances. Talking about this year’s assessment John Staves said, “We are… Read more

New Team Members!

welcome

After a busy end to 2016, we are thrilled to announce the following new members to our team; Carlos Manzano and Charlotte Omo-Edoh. Carlos Manzano Carlos originates from Spain and has recently completed his MEng In Civil Engineering course at the University of Burgos in Spain. Carlos will be working as part of our Structural Engineering team… Read more

Maintenance of External Fire Escape Staircases and Drill Towers

drill tower and fire escape

Today I’m talking to John Staves, our Managing Director about the issues of maintaining drill towers and external fire escapes and the need for regular structural checks. Why Are Regular Maintenance Inspections So Important? You have a safety obligation as an owner of that structure to maintain it in a reasonable way so that it… Read more

Happy Retirement Duncan Wells!

Happy Retirement Duncan At the end of this month our colleague Duncan Wells will (finally!) be retiring at the ripe old age of 71. A friend of John’s for over 15 years, Duncan has worked at Michael Aubrey Partnership since 2010, negotiating contracts with Telecoms Operators on behalf of the Fire and Police Service. Duncan… Read more

Cheap Structural Calculations On Line – Everyone’s A Winner Right?

Good work Aint Cheap

Today I’m talking to John Staves, Chartered Structural Engineer who is deeply concerned about the increasing number of web based structural engineering companies who are offering “innovative web-based services” that are claiming to “improve the value and service” offered to customers. John, do you want to start by explaining what prompted this blog post and… Read more

For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow …

John Staves, Managing Director at Michael Aubrey Partnership has been awarded fellowship of the Institution of Structural Engineers (FIStructE) as a reflection of his outstanding individual achievements, success and expertise within the engineering profession. The fellowship was awarded to John by Alan Crossman FIStructE, President of the Institution of Structural Engineers at a prestigious ceremony… Read more