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Transport Infrastructure & Complex Mega Structures - ICE's 12th Brunel International Lecture, Glasgow

  • Lecture
  • Glasgow
  • 21 June 2018
  • 17:30 - 19:30
Transport Infrastructure & Complex Mega Structures -  ICE's 12th Brunel International Lecture, Glasgow

About this event

ICE's 12th Brunel International Lecture

"DREAMING BIG"

It is no secret or surprise that a transport boom is overtaking the world. On every continent and in every government, transportation infrastructure is seeing a call to action as hasn't been heard in decades. The reasons driving these are many, and the time for all institutions, private industries and members of the public to put a shoulder behind this boom is now. Why is this so? Why now? The answer is because the next generation is "dreaming big" and they are crying out for:

  • Economic Prospects – The two key factors in bridging the gap between poverty and prosperity are education/skills, and mobility.
  • Social Justice – Future societies increasingly value all people, including those who need multiple diverse pathways for their transport.
  • Environmental Imperatives – Climate change and the counting of our Carbon Footprint are no longer far away, abstract concepts, or a burden in the hands of our scientists!

New government priorities, funding models and stakeholder engagement methods are being crafted. What else is needed? What do leaders and engineers in great, powerful, intelligent transport projects need to do, and how can they thrive amidst the changing nature of engineering and the emerging needs and capacities of the next generation?

Linda Miller OBE will address all of these concepts, using six "inescapables" to embrace and act upon. These will give practical examples, using concrete examples from recent projects on three continents.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Deborah Oyelaja at deborah.oyelaja@ice.org.uk

Any problems booking contact, Lynn Dow at lynn.dow@ice.org.uk

Speakers

Linda Miller

Linda Miller

Linda Miller is a Bechtel leader currently serving as Construction Director on the new Sydney Metro Tunnels & Stations Excavation team. Sydney Metro is Australia's biggest public transport project, which, when complete, will deliver 31 Metro Stations and more than 66 km of new tunnels, including tunnels crossing under the iconic Sydney Harbour.

Prior to this, Linda was the Project Manager of London's Crossrail Farringdon Station and previously the Project Manager for Crossrail's Connaught Tunnel Project, which inspirationally included bringing a 135-year-old disused tunnel back to life.

Event venue

University of Strathclyde
Technology & Innovation Centre
99 George Street
Glasgow
Glasgow G1 1RD
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lynn Dow

e: lynn.dow@ice.org.uk
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