Events: January 2020

Events with blue dates are BECBC events, dark grey member events.

IOSH Managing Safely Course

10th September 2019 — 2nd January 2020

3 Day IOSH Managing Safely Course. 

Price - Bookings made before 30th June are at a discounted price of £400 pp +VAT  (after this date, it will be £450 pp +VAT)

Venue - Forton, Lancaster

Contact - / 07825 954910 to book your place

Alternative dates or training at your workplace can also be arranged

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North East Development Conference

8th January 2020

The inaugural North East Development Conference is set to delve into the biggest challenges and opportunities across the region – with a focus on driving investment, development and regeneration into the area. 

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BECBC Member Meeting (January 2020)

8th January 2020

Monthly Member Meeting of the BECBC - guests welcome, but must apply to attend first

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AppFit - supporting the right people into apprenticeships (a BECBC Shadow Board event)

11th January 2020

AppFit is an event co-ordinated by the BECBC Shadow Board aimed at supporting the right people into apprenticeships.

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Emotional Intelligence for Leaders

22nd January 2020

Many individuals face challenging workplace situations which can become a source of stress. A greater understanding of their emotional intelligence and how to manage it will help individuals better navigate workplace stressors. The course will address individual’s own Emotional Intelligence and how they can better understand themselves and interpret others. The workshop will teach ways for individuals to focus on what drives their emotional intelligence and what steps can be taken to improve this.

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TALK: Development and provocations in Tidal Energy

30th January 2020

Technical Lecture for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Wes Cumbria Area 

All our Visits and Lectures Qualify for Continued Professional Developement Points 

Tidal energy is a predictable, mature technology with the potential to produce 10% of the UK’s electricity power supply. High level calculations based on average tidal ranges deduced that Admiralty Chart tide levels tend to underestimate energy potential and the number of turbines required to move a volume of water.

Tidal energy presents an opportunity for large scale harvesting of one of the UK’s largest sources of renewable energy and is likely to be seen as one of the cheapest forms of energy in the future. This research has demonstrated that considerable cost savings can be made in building a lagoon bund that is designed to overtop at higher tides. Further savings can be made by optimising the number of turbines for the lagoon size. Two main live range schemes in the UK, Swansea Bay and Solway offshore tidal lagoons were used for this study. An energy generation model was developed based on the Solway project and benchmarked against the Andritz optimization model. A bund costing model was produced which uses maritime rates and GIS or energy model inputs to produce costs.

Mike Osborne leads the Arup team in Cumbria, part of this role is to lead business development for Arup across Cumbria with Local Authority and private sector clients on economic regeneration, energy and infrastructure projects.  He is responsible for co-ordinating the energy business across Northwest and Yorkshire for Arup.  This involves connecting and integrating the energy business offer across consulting, buildings and infrastructure.  As an engineering geologist Mike remains connected to the geotechnics business undertaking Project Director and Expert Witness roles.

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