MGPEI – ICE Dissertation Presentations by Graduates at the Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta. (3825 views)

MGPEI – ICE Dissertation Presentations by Graduates at the Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta.

Date: 9th April 2015

The Malta Group of Professional Engineering Institutions (MGPEI) representing the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) in Malta, in collaboration with the ICE Student Chapter at the University of Malta recently organized the Faculty for the Built Environment’s Dissertation Awards event. The annual event recognises the significant effort of students in their dissertation research work. Four recently graduated Architects & Civil Engineers had the opportunity to present their final year dissertation to a large audience of professional architects and civil engineers, University students as well as the general public.

The event started with a brief overview of the functions of the MGPEI and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) by the ICE Malta Representative Dr. Ruben Paul Borg, followed by a presentation by the ICE Student Chapter Committee, highlighting the main aims of the newly founded student organisation at the University of Malta.

After a review of various dissertations by an independent jury, the presentations selected for this year’s event, were the following;

  • Reducing the Impact of Agriculture on Water Resources - Rowena Gauci
  • Restoration of Historic Concrete - James Dingli
  • Comparative Structural Assessment of the Flexural Resistance of Glue Laminated Timber Beams and Natural Solid Timber Beams - Ann Marie Ellul
  • Shear Characteristics across Simulated Discontinuities in the Local Globigerina Limestone - Andrew Farrugia

Mr. Farrugia was the winner and Ms. Gauci was runner up. The dissertation presentations were very well received by the audience present.  Several questions were put forward to the finalists which opened up an interesting discussion on the themes presented in the field of civil engineering. For further information about the Institution of Civil Engineers, contact Dr. Ruben Paul Borg at the Faculty for the Built Environment ruben.p.borg@um.edu.mt and for information about the ICE Student Chapter contact icestudentsmalta@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/icestudentchaptermalta.

 

Posted on Tuesday, 14 April 2015