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What can Civil Engineers do to address climate change and other 21st Century Challenges

Ed McCann, President, Institution of Civil Engineers

Ed McCann

Ed McCann is the 157th President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). He graduated from Imperial College in 1989 with a degree in Civil Engineering. During 12 years with Binnie & Partners he obtained a Master’s Degree in Hydraulic Engineering and worked on some fifty infrastructure projects worldwide.

He joined Expedition Engineering in 2002 where he has been Project Director for many projects including the award-winning Infinity Bridge and the 2012 Olympic Velodrome. Ed was instrumental in the growth and development of Expedition from a ‘back bedroom start-up’ to Building Magazine’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2012.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) most recent report offers a stark reminder to us all; we are causing harm to the planet and if we don’t accommodate a change in thinking and working, things will only get worse.

At the 2022 Paviors’ Lecture Ed will examine the issue of improving infrastructure productivity within the context of delivering the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and achieving net zero carbon by 2050.

Ed will be joined by one of his Future Leaders who will talk about their experience gained, how they have developed their skills and acquired valuable insight into the industry.

There will be a drinks Reception following the lecture from 18.30-19.30 in BOSS Space, Skempton Building – all are welcome

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