We're pleased to announce the promotion of Nathan Parker to role of Associate Director. Nathan has been with Morrish Consulting Engineers for over 12 years now and we look forward to what the future holds for the company going forward.
If you're a young person soon to be leaving further education and interested in a career in structural engineering, our trainee structural technician role maybe for you!
Morrish Consulting Engineers are currently looking for a Trainee Structural Technician/Engineer to join our ever growing office. We will support you in achieving your potential, providing a learning environment and supporting you in attending a part time engineering degree.
Click hear to view the full brief/job description and if you feel you'd be suitable please do get in touch.
Today is the opening of the ICE Exhibition ‘Invisible Superheroes’ at One Great George Street, London. This marks the start of the Institution of Civil Engineers’ 200th year celebrations, which I’ve been lucky enough to be part of.
Information about the exhibition can be found here; https://www.ice.org.uk/events/exhibitions/ice-invisible-superheroes-exhibition
The idea of the comic superhero theme is to enthuse the younger generation visiting this exhibition and show them the importance of Civil and Structural Engineering around the world, channelling the STEM Ambassador work we do here. I have been depicted as ‘Super Structures’ in a group of 10 Engineers, all of which have very inspiring backgrounds that I urge you to have a read about when you have a minute.
If you’re in London the next coming months, it may also be worth a visit - from photos I’ve been shown, it looks a very impressive display!
With the Christmas holidays nearly upon us, we just wanted to wish all our clients a very Happy Christmas and to let you all know of our office hours over the festive period.
Last office day – Thursday 21st December 4.15pm at which point we’ll be donning our frocks for our Christmas party.
We’re then back in the office (much heavier) on Tuesday 2nd January 8.45am.
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year!
Ben and Harry become the latest members of Morrish Consulting Engineers to become registered STEM ambassadors. This means they're CRB checked and registered with the STEM ambassadors network. They'll be helping with our on-going involvement with STEM activites visiting schools and careers events.
We're proud to be associated with that what has become a very important event to both the people and businesses of Bury St Edmunds.
The Christmas Fayre takes place between the 23rd November - 26th November showcasing a range of stalls and entertainment from both near and afar. The organisers this year have incorporated a section on Visiting Bury St Edmunds advertisting what local companies have to offer.
If you're planning on a visit, we highly recommend you come and see what the local businesses have to offer.
The following is an article written by Lloyd, having visited Russia this past Summer.
At the start of August, I was lucky enough to be invited to visit Russia by a Structural Engineer who I have spoken with for the past 4years. Given the language barrier, visiting sites of interest came to be good ice breakers during the week!
One particular place has stuck with me and that is the town of Nevyansk in the Sverdlovsk Oblast, highlighted in the map above. During the back end of the 17th Century, Peter The Great pushed for Iron production in the Ural Mountains (known for being rich of precious ore and stones) which kicked started what has been called the “golden age for Russian Iron” – Nevyansk being the first, and then largest production town in this era.
In 1702, the town, with its surrounding plants and factories, were town handed over to the Demidov family. To which 28 years, a tower was commissioned close to the towns’ reservoir. The purpose of the tower was for administration and also development in iron production (in a secret laboratory!).
Seemed appropriate to me, a developing town getting a name for itself across Europe and Asia for its’ high quality and quantity of Iron production – it needed a central base. Although, mystery lies in the second phase of the tower construction.
To this day, it is still unclear why this second phase was constructed. As you can see from the photo above, the “Lean” in the “Leaning Tower of Nevyansk” comes from subsidence in the first phase. The second, renaissance-style phase is constructed slightly more vertically from the tower below.
There are many myths that come with how or why this subsidence came about. One is that the prison cellar to the tower was used to forge counterfeit coins, and on alert of a government inspection, the entire cellar was flooded, which over time drained washing parts of the sub-grade away creating the lean. Another is Nikita Demidov was such a fan of Italian Architecture (…I’ll give you one guess), he commissioned the tower to have a purpose lean, to which the second phase was then built vertical-at-best in effort to counteract any further settlements.
I’d discovered a number of Structural and Architectural wonders during my tour (that I could write pages about), so here is a brief list;
It is a shame that the designers of the tower are also not known, though I am sure they were well respected for this remarkable tower – or drowned in the cellar.
The main point I have wanted to share with you, having read this far, is the global influence this town and its’ factories had on construction methods in the 18th century onwards.
Here is the only original iron door that leads to the secret laboratory between the first and ‘second’ floor. It was in this lab that the Wrought Iron ‘Old Sable’ was developed.
This advancement in Iron production from this small town had word spread of its quality across all of Europe and Asia - the ‘Old Sable’ (marked with a small Sable) has been used to construct: the roof of the White House, Washington; the internal frame of the Statue of Liberty, New York; the roof tiles of the Palace of Westminster, London and the Eiffel Tower, Paris.
Close to completion is one of the many projects we're working on with John Stebbing Architects. A new modern house located in the village of Pakenham - a mix of timber and steelwork framing has been used to form an open plan living space with unobstructed views.
(The original article can be found here)
It gives us great joy to share the news that we have been nominated for a STEM award for our work with local events, schools and all things STEM! We are very proud of what we do through being STEM Ambassadors and like to do all we can to support and encourage young people into STEM careers. We help through a number of ways via school & STEM events, aswell as providing work experience opportunities. If you're interested in helping, we greatly encourage you to visit the STEM Ambassador's website to see how you can get involved.
Jon and Nathan will be representing Morrish at the award ceremony, to be held at the House of Lords in October. We keep our fingers crossed and hope they return with the prize.
Thank you to everyone that came to see us last Sunday at the Period Homes Event at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. The event has been highly praised from those in attendance aswell as those exhibiting. We had a lovely time speaking to people and finding out about their projects and seeing how we could help.
Period Homes Event at the Apex is a resounding success, paving the way for a second event next year.
Drawing crowd of several hundred from the town and it’s surrounding villages, but also attracting visitors from Cambridge, Ipswich, Newmarket and even Bedfordshire, Harwich and Poole! The first Richard Green Period Homes Event, at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds exceeded the expectations of visitors and exhibitors alike…
“We knew there would be a really positive response, because we were driven to bring the best experts together to answer our clients many questions about living in, renovating and restoring their period homes. Exhibitors went to a great deal of trouble to provide information, interactive and well-presented stands and it really paid off. We were really pleased to welcome the Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Councillor Terry Clements as well as a range of other councillors and business representatives who came to see us all in action!… We have already booked Sunday 30th September 2018 for the second event, which will be even bigger and better.” (David Sayer, Director at Richard Green).
If you missed us, no worries, please feel free to get in touch to see how we can help!
Morrish Consulting Engineers will be attending The Richard Green Period Homes Event this Sunday.
"The largest gathering of period home owners, enthusiasts and specialists in the Eastern Region, this exclusive show will bring together the best professionals in the field, enabling exhibitors to showcase their skills and for local homeowners to meet the professionals and craftsmen in person.
As the acknowledged experts for period homes, based in the historic and beautiful town of Bury St Edmunds, we look forward to welcoming you and sharing our extensive experience and specialist knowledge."
We'll be located on the first floor mezzanine area - please do come and say hello and have an informal chat on how we maybe able to help you with any of your future works!
You may have noticed recently that the website is slowly being updated. If you head over to our team page, you can see a rundown of the current team with new pictures coming soon! We've also been having a revamp of our social media channels and if you've got Linkedin, Twitter and/or Facebook please check us out.
We'll be updating this page more frequently aswell as posting lots of photos via our social media channels, so please follow us wherever you can.