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BSc(Hons) Civil Engineering (Leeds University 1975), Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers,1977.
Member Institution of Structural Engineers 1979.
Fellow Institution of Structural Engineers 1998.
Fellow Higher Education Authority 2005.


Norman Seward joined the University of wales, Newport as a senior lecturer in 2003. Prior to this he spent 28 years in the civil and structural engineering industry, working on the design of major structures both in the UK, Middle East and North Africa with consulting engineers Turner Wright and Partners and Mouchel.

He was elected Wales Branch chairman of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 1998 and was marking examiner from 1992 to 2000 and then Chief Examiner for the Institution of Structural Engineers professional qualifying examination from 2000 to 2004.

He has experience as an expert witness in cases of structural failure, has been technical editor for a number of publications including the IStructE Masonry Handbook and was a member of the IStructE Eurocode Handbook.

He was Programme Leader for the HNC, HND and BSc Honours degree in Civil and Construction Engineering at the University of Wales, Newport and then following merger with the University of Glamorgan to form the University of South Wales, he was based based at Trefforest Campus.

He is now retired and enjoying helping out with infil lecturing whilst following many of his interests outside work.


Structural Foundation Designers’ Manual Second Edition Wiley, London


Chartered Engineer
Fellow Higher Education Academy


Examiner Appointments
External Examiner Abertay Dundee
External Examiner, Civil Engineering, Plymouth College
External Examiner, Construction Management, Hull College
External Examiner University of Bolton
External Examiner Universiy of Salford

Public Engagement Activities and Esteem Indicators

Past Chairman Institution of Civil Engineers Wales Cymru.
Member ICE Education Advisory Committee
Member ICE HLTQSC Committee


Expertise or Interest

Lightweight timber structures

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