2012 Jennings Memorial Lecture
20 April 2012
Mrs Burland, Dr Denis Kalumba and Emeritus Professor John Burland
Dr Denis Kalumba from the Department of Civil Engineering hosted the 2012 Jennings Memorial Lecture where Professor John Burland presented a paper on “Interaction between Geotechnical and Structural Engineers.” John Burland is an Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Investigator at Imperial College London. He is a Fellow of both the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of London and was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2005. He has advised on many geo-technical aspects of major projects in the UK, including ensuring the stability of the Big Ben clock tower. He was also a member of the Italian Prime Minister’s Commission established to stabilise the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The lecture was well attended with many industry guests, staff and students attending. "It was a great honour to have Professor Burland presenting at UCT," said Dr Kalumba