King to deliver Harding Memorial Lecture

26 October 2022

This year’s British Tunnelling Society Harding Memorial Lecture 2022 will be given by Mike King from MK Tunnelling Ltd.

The lecture, titled “Why did that happen? – Failures below ground”, will be held on November 17 at the Institution of Civil Engineers, Great George St, London. It will also be live streamed at ?

King will look at some of the data related to root causes of failures in underground projects, consider his personal experience and appraise whether the industry is capturing the real issues behind these events, and if more could be done to disseminate lessons.

He will also examine two examples of failure.

The evening will open with the presentation of the James Clark Medal 2022, which has been awarded to Ken Spiby of London Bridge Associates Ltd.?

Sir Harold Harding was a member of the panel that investigated the Aberfan colliery waste landslide on October 21, 1966.