UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering


CANCELLED - Crests and Troughs: Structural assessment of Victorian lighthouses

27 November 2019, 5:45 pm–7:45 pm

A white lighthouse on black rocks surrounded by waves.

As a result of UCU industrial strike action the Institute for Sustainable Heritage has regretfully decided not to hold the second ISH Guest Lecture on November 27th. The ISH hopes to host Professor D'Ayala for a talk in the future.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to





BSEER ISH (Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and resources - Institute for Sustainable Heritage)


Room 225
Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
United Kingdom

Please note due to UCU industrial strike action this event has been cancelled. 

The talk will illustrate work developed within STORMLAMP, an EPSRC sponsored project in collaboration with Plymouth University and Exeter University, which aims to support management of lighthouses’ structural conditions for the next two centuries. In particular the talk will discuss the process and associated uncertainties in determining the lighthouses' geometry and construction details from historic archives, in choosing the relevant numerical tools to represent and assess their behaviour, in establishing current and future magnitude of wave impact. These concepts will be illustrated with reference to a specific case study. The talk + Q&A will start at 5.45pm and be followed by a networking reception from 6.45pm. For access information, please visit: www.accessable.co.uk/ucl/access-guides/central-house. 

Please be aware that this talk will be filmed, if you have any queries about this at all please contact bseer-communications@ucl.ac.uk.

Image credit: Dr Athanasios Pappas. 

About the Speaker

Prof Dina D’Ayala

Professor of Structural Engineering at UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Guest speaker Prof Dina D’Ayala is Professor of Structural Engineering at University College London, within the Department of Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering. She is head of Civil Engineering and Co-Director of EPICentre. She is a director of the International Association of Earthquake Engineers, Fellow of the ICE, and a Getty Conservation Institute Scholar. Her specialism is Structural Resilience Engineering with particular emphasis on the assessment, strengthening, preservation and resilience of existing buildings, structures, transport infrastructure and cultural heritage. She has 25 years’ experience working with international agencies and Heritage Institutions to assess and preserve architectural heritage worldwide.

More about Prof Dina D’Ayala