Sustainability Guidance Panel

The panel provides guidance on how to design, engineer and manage projects whilst ensuring balance between environmental, social and economic factors.

Civil engineers have a great opportunity to improve sustainability within the built environment. The panel's role is to identify areas that most need knowledge on sustainability and develop projects to address that need.

The panel meets quarterly and works to a three year program of activity alongside the other expert panels within the learned society.

Meet the panel

The Sustainability Guidance panel is made up of a variety of industry experts. Find out more about our panel chair and details of the panel's members.

  • Panel chair: Professor Paul Jowitt

    Sustainability Guidance Panel

    Paul is Executive Director of the Scottish Institute of Sustainable Technology, a joint venture between Heriot-Watt University and MWH. He was also president of ICE from 2009 to 2010.


Other panel members

Panel member name Employer
Bill Addis Buro Happold
Peter Braithwaite Independent Sustainability Advisor
Kate Cairns Independent Sustainability Advisor
Heather Cruickshank Cambridge University
John Dora Independent Sustainability Advisor
Stephanie Glendinning Newcastle University
Ian Jenkinson The Stilwell Partnership
Stephen Orr Atkins
John Parry Retired
Nigel Sagar Skanska
Perry Shard Balfour Beatty
Davide Stronati Mott MacDonald
Judith Sykes Useful Simple Projects

What are we working on?

The current priorities of the panel are:

  • Awareness and development - Making ICE members aware of their responsibility to help create a sustainable future, as well as providing opportunities to develop their knowledge on the subject.
  • Sustainability as a system - Examining the interdependencies that exist within civil engineering projects as well as interactions within the built environments of the future.
  • Climate change - Highlighting civil engineers' role in reducing climate change and adapting to its effects.
  • Innovation - Increasing awareness of the innovative solutions used by civil engineers to create more sustainable outcomes.

If your professional expertise would allow you to contribute to the work of the panel, then we want to hear from you. You can either contact the panel secretariat directly, or register your interest and details.