"If, at the end of my presidential term, I can leave a legacy where we have set up structures that seriously promote ethical practices and reward professionalism in the civil engineering industry, I will feel that I have made a contribution to the Institution I respect so much," says Seetella Makhetha. Assertive, yet candid about limitations in his armour, Seetella finds the confidence his peers has shown in designating him to this position overwhelming and humbling. What he desires most is not to fail their expectations and to fulfil the entrusted responsibilities to the best of his ability during his term of office in 2011.
A laboratory investigation of the accuracy and reliability with which tests on models, particularly small-scale models, can be used to predict the behaviour of reinforced concrete structures is descriptionbed in this paper.
The world of business is increasingly becoming a world of busyness - frenetic activity, the constant chasing of deadlines, more and more challenges from more and more sources. For many it is what the Red Queen told Alice: "It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"
The ICE President's Apprentice Scheme started in 2005 when the then president, Gordon Masterton, showed real commitment to graduates during his year in office by starting the scheme. Each president since then has run their own versions of the Presidential Apprentice Scheme. Prof Paul Jowitt, the 2009/10 president, continued with this tradition when he embarked upon his ambitious apprentice scheme for his presidential year.
Paul Jowitt , Professor of Civil Engineering Systems at Heriot-Watt University, has been appointed Chairman of Engineers Against Poverty (EAP). Professor Jowitt took over this role from former Chairman Douglas Oakervee CBE on 1 January 2011.