by Ali Egilmez – Graduate Civil Engineer


Recently, I had the chance to visit St Paul’s Panorama through a insightful site visit organised by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE). As a graduate civil engineer, this visit was an invaluable learning experience. Seeing the practical application of theories and concepts learned during my studies in a real-world setting was enlightening.

It provided a platform for networking with peers and industry experts, all while gaining a deeper understanding of the project’s complexities.

One of the most impressive aspects of the St Paul’s Panorama project is its extensive retention of the existing structure. This approach is not only cost-effective but also significantly reduces the environmental impact. By preserving much of the original building, the project avoids the need for extensive demolition, saving up to three years in construction time. By retaining and reusing 76% of the existing structure, the project is expected to save 282 kg of CO2 per square meter compared to a new build, which is roughly equivalent to saving 120,000 trees.

I would like to thank Frankham for their support and for being part of the ICE Training Agreement scheme. This program provides invaluable opportunities for graduates like me to gain hands-on experience and professional development.

 


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