RSK’s recent heritage seminar, co-hosted by timber specialist Exova BM TRADA, has been labelled a big success after 154 external delegates gathered at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, UK.
Map of organisations, including RSK, delivering the UK’s strategic vision of the ‘second revolution in quantum technology'
On 3 November, the collaborative team behind an innovative quantum technology project, which includes RSK, learned that it will receive further funding for the development of quantum technology gravity sensors. The win was announced at the 2016 National Quantum Technologies Showcase at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London by Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientist.
Microscopic examination of historic ceiling plaster sample
RSK geomaterials scientist Jennifer Murgatroyd has co-authored an article in the latest edition of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ Building Conservation Journal that addresses the need to employ specialists when working with heritage buildings. “A lack of expertise,” say Jennifer and co-author John Williams, senior technical consultant at timber specialist Exova BM TRADA, “will, at best, incur unnecessary costs and delay, and, at worst, undermine the business case entirely.” The pair go on to discuss specialist practices, including nondestructive inspection techniques, ground-penetrating radar, timber assessments, laboratory analyses and risk assessments.