Contents

Ingenia - Issue 10, November 2001

Editorial

A challenge of the highest order

John Forrest FREng

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Opinion

Facing out

Sir Duncan Michael FREng

The Royal Academy of Engineering launches a new initiative to be more outward-looking

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Interview

Time to put the e into engineering

Professor Kumar Bhattacharyya CBE FREng

Kumar Bhattacharyya talks to Michael Kenward about the fate of engineering and how effective use of information technology can save the day

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Letters

Towards sustainable growth

K.G. Adams, CVO, CBE, Honorary Industry Fellow, Comino Foundation W.E. Duckworth, OBE FREng, Trustee, Comino Foundation

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Articles

The stabilisation of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

J.B Burland FREng FRS

The complex and delicate task of reducing the lean of the Leaning Tower is successfully completed

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Why ancient cathedrals stand up: the structural design of masonry

Professor Jacques Heyman FREng

Insights from the great architect-engineers of the past are related to present-day structural design

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Engineering and forestry in the UK

Geoff Freedman

The potential of engineering to transform forestry and timber use in the UK has never been greater

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Just another source of neutrons? The removal of the Jason reactor at Greenwich

Rick Lockwood and Professor Philip Beeley

The safe decommissioning and removal of a nuclear reactor housed in a Grade 1 listed building

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Modelling Societies

Professor Nigel Gilbert FBCS FREng

Computer simulation can now be used to study the behaviour and interactions of individuals and organisations

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Connecting the country: an engineering approach to creating ‘broadband Britain’

Sir Peter Bonfield CBE FREng

How can the potential of broadband be realised in order to transform the way we live, learn work and communicate?

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Smart homes at the start of the 21st century

Professor Richard Harper

Results of trials in which families lived in a smart home and challenges for the smart-technology developers of the future

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Springboard to engineering: The Engineering Education Scheme

Alex Ritchie

A successful programme which offers sixth-formers hands-on experience of real engineering projects

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Engineering Education in Japan

Professor Takashi Kenjo

Department of Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics, Polytechnic University of Japan

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Innovation in Japan

Anne Miller

Secrets of Success: parallels between the innovation management techniques used by large Japanese corporations and entrepreneurial European Companies

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Ethics in engineering

Dr Brian Tomkins FREng, Chief Technologist, AEA Technology plc Ian Howard, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield

Implications for the professional behaviour of engineering arising from the increasingly risk-averse demands of society

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Editorial Board

Board members for this issue are:

Editor-in-Chief Dr John Forrest CBE FREng
Managing Editor Julia Tompson
Editorial Board Professor John Burland FREng FRS
Basil Butler CBE FREng
Richard Dodds FREng
Dr Colin Gaskell CBE FREng
Derek Hanson FREng
Professor Michael Kelly FREng FRS
Sir Duncan Michael FREng
Professor John Midwinter OBE FREng FRS

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