Useful Engineers with Dr Marianne Foley
Welcome to Podcast #26
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An engineering item for discussion. The most interesting is the Beijing Watercube, the swimming centre for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. It resulted from the judges and the popular vote in China. There was a global team working on it with so many amazing opportunities. Marianne worked on the Fire Engineering for the building. The Arup Design team won the MacRobert Award – an award for innovation in engineering in the UK. They used the prize money to bring everyone who had worked on the project for over 1 week to come together in Beijing to visit the Watercube. A busload of engineers “bouncing off the walls”. So excited to be able to lay their hands on the wonderful building they created, “It was a pretty good day in the life of an engineer” … “to me, makes our profession so good”.
An engineer to admire. There are 2 living engineers Marianne finds inspirational, both are with Arup.
Peter Johnson, Godfather of Fire Engineering. Marianne joined Arup specifically to work with him. He’s technically excellent, incredibly passionate, generous, fun, one of the warmest and nicest human beings she knows.
Tristram Carfrae, a structural engineer for the Watercube.
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