Freyssinet to host Birmingham seminar with special guest Rob Bell

Rob BellFreyssinet is to host its annual seminar on engineering innovation and structural strengthening at Thinktank Science Museum in Birmingham on Thursday 18 October.

Following successful events in London, York and Glasgow in recent years, the Birmingham event will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Freyssinet and include a look at the impact of Freyssinet techniques over the last 75 years.

Rob BellSpecial guest speaker for the event will be Rob Bell, an engineer, adventurer and television presenter of documentaries including The World’s Greatest Bridges and The Unstoppable Flying Scotsman. With a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Rob has continued his love for science and engineering through his television work, while his adventurous pursuits, from running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days, to rallying through the Sahara – have taken him to all corners of the planet.

The agenda for the day is as follows:

9.30 – 10.00   Coffee and registration
10.00 – 10.10   Welcome by Matthew Dronfield, Freyssinet Director of Repairs & Products
10.10 – 10.40   75 Years of Freyssinet: A History – Graham Stanford
10.40 – 11.10   Products & Solutions: Bearings, Expansion Joints, STUs
11.10 – 11.30   Coffee break
11.30 – 12.00   GUEST SPEAKER: Rob Bell – engineer, adventurer and self-confessed thrill seeker
12.00 – 12.30   ExoLeaf®: An Innovation in Structural Strengthening
12.30 – 13.30   Lunch and networking
13.30   Free access to Thinktank Science Museum

If you would like more information about the event, which is free to attend, or would like to reserve a place email clare.white@freyssinet.co.uk by Friday 14 September.

Venue: Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG