“2018 Year of Engineering” – “Engineering Week” - “The Built Environment and Biodiversity”

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11 October 2018 18:00 - 20:00
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"The Built Environment and Biodiversity"
Biodiversity conservation is becoming an increasingly important aspect of sustainability.

Our built environment has the potential to have major negative impacts on biodiversity. However, if done sensitively, the development and refurbishment of buildings can in fact increase the ecological value of the site.

This lecture aims to increase awareness of the benefits of biodiversity amongst engineering and construction industry professionals and promote greater understanding of the impact of development on biodiversity and discuss opportunities to follow best practice to enhance biodiversity, wildlife, plants and their habitats which is a vital component of healthy, well-functioning ecosystems, which in turn sustain all life on the planet.

Join us to hear how biodiversity is being incorporated into the work of Belfast City Council and the positive collaboration between Ulster Wildlife and AES at the local electricity generating station sites.

Refreshments will be available from 6pm with the main proceedings commencing at 6:30pm.

"Engineering Week" - Full Programme of Events

The programme of events will include the following however, for the details of each individual event please see the specific event page on the Near You website:

“Space Engineering” - Tuesday 9th October – Armagh Planetarium

“Engineering and Biodiversity” - Thursday 11th October – Malone House, Barnett Demesne

“Aerospace Manufacturing” - Monday 15th October – Ashby Building and NI Technology Centre

“Diversity in Engineering” - Tuesday 16th October – Malone House, Barnett Demesne

“Biomedical Engineering” - Wednesday 17th October – Wellington Park Hotel

"Electric and Hybrid Vehicles” - Thursday 18th October – Wellington Park Hotel

As the primary objective of the “Engineering Week” is to showcase Engineering to young people, the Committee asks and encourages all IMechE members to bring their own young people to the events but also to tell their wider family members, friends and associated teachers about them.


Speakers confirmed to-date include: Orla Maguire, Belfast City Council Biodiversity Officer; Dawn Miskelly, Ulster Wildlife Operations Director;


Malone House
Barnett Demesne Trails & Jumps Park
Malone Road
United Kingdom

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Patrick Kelly

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Alternative contact Ian Douglas

Cogan & Shackleton
195 York Road
BT15 3HB
Belfast, United Kingdom
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