Free to attend IET events attract key speakers

The Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) is hosting two free events in the London region, which are of interest to building services professionals and environmental engineers.

A measured approach to decision-making

Speaker: Peter Kelley

Venue/date/time: The Adelaide pub, Park Road, Teddington, TW11 0AU, Wed February 3rd 2016 at 7:15 for 7:30pm start.


Real-world measurements inform decision-making in engineering, construction, computing, communications, medicine and much more. How can we be confident that the measurements we use can be relied upon? Might we obtain a different result if someone else made the measurement, or if it was made at a different time? Would it make any difference if it did?

This talk will look at the difference between calibration and testing, at metrological traceability and uncertainty in measurement, and will consider the significance of possible measurement errors in final test and calibration results, and identify the role of Quality Management Systems in support of measurements. The purpose of Accreditation will be discussed, and the difference between this and certification.


Peter Kelley began employment in small manufacturing industry before joining the National Physical Laboratory working in Engineering Metrology.  He became Senior Metrologist at the National Weights & Measures Laboratory, then Audit Measurement Officer at the National Measurement Accreditation Service, becoming an Assessment Manager in its successor, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).  He has assessed laboratory competence, and delivered training and advisory services around the world.  He holds a BSc in Physics and a Masters in Business Administration, and more recently a BA in Ministerial Theology.

Ordained by the Church of England in 2009 alongside his UKAS employment.  His retirement in 2015 allowed more time for parish ministry and other interests, and he remains active in consultancy and UKAS commercial training.

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London’s new megaport

This talk will give you the latest information about the DP World London Gateway Port and Logistics Park, London’s newest deep sea container terminal.

Venue: Novotel London West

1 Shortlands, Hammersmith International Centre, London W6 8DR

Date/Time: Tuesday, 16th February 2016 at 7:00 for tea, coffee and sandwiches then 7:30pm start

Speaker: Matt Abbott


The talk will be about DP World London Gateway Port and Logistics Park and detail the what, where, when and how.

DP World London Gateway is the UK’s newest deep sea container terminal on the same site as the largest logistics park (1million sq metres of development land in the South East for a network of warehouses and logistics services).

To build the port, we dredged a 100km channel in the River Thames, meaning we are now able to dock the world’s largest container vessels just 25 miles from the centre of London.

The port uses robot cranes to load and unload trucks and trains and the world’s largest quay cranes to load and unload ships.

The Speaker

Matt is communications officer at DP World London Gateway. His responsibility is to manage the hub’s communications with the media, the community, customers and all of their other stakeholders. His day to day roles include running tours of the site, managing their social media channels, producing all literature on the development, assisting with organising political visits and arranging events.

Before starting as communications officer Matt worked as a local journalist, covering the South Essex area. He graduated from King’s College London with a degree in English Language and Communication in 2011.

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