Consultant Halcrow is to report on the earthquake in Iran that killed more than 40,000 people on Boxing Day last year.
Halcrow's Dr Ali Manafpour has returned from Bam and will compile a report with the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team. The report will look at lessons learned from the tragedy.

The report will be presented to a technical meeting organised by EEFIT, with the findings likely to include information on damage to structures.

During his visit to Iran, Dr Manafpour met members of the International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology and representatives from Iran's ministry of housing and urban development.

Dr Manafpour said: "Earthquake field investigation is essential for documenting the effects, learning lessons and enhancing knowledge in dealing with future events."

He said he hoped the findings would benefit the local and global community and help to plan for the future.