Prof.Dr. David A. NETHERCOT
Designing Steel and Composite Buildings to Resist Progressive Collapse
David Nethercotwasforthe 12 yearsupto his retirement in 2011 Head of theDepartment of CivilandEnvironmentalEngineering at ImperialCollegeLondon. He holdsPhDandDScdegreesfromtheUniversity of Cardiff, is a member of theNationalAcademies of Engineering of the UK, Australiaandthe USA, is a recipient of theInstitution of StructuralEngineers Gold Medalandwasawarded an OBE forservicestoStructuralEngineering. He is a pastpresident of bothIStructEand IABSE. His research on steelstructures has influencedStructuralCodes in the UK andbeyond; his 40 years of experience of writingsuchdocumentscurrentlyincludeschairingthe British StandardscommitteeresponsibleforallStructuralCodes. His advisoryworkincludesWembleyStadiumroof, theQueensferryCrossingandtheGerrards Cross tunnelcollapse.