10th Brunel International Lecture, Hong Kong

29 October, 2015 | 19:00 - 20:30

Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Current day engineers are well placed to deliver innovative solutions to meet global challenges.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Current day engineers are well placed to deliver innovative solutions to meet global challenges.

About this event

Increasing risk is a dominant theme of the 21st century. Engineers are well placed to act as leaders of change to meet this challenge. Innovative forms of collaborative thinking and action are required to mitigate, prepare for and respond to crisis.

Now in its 10th Series the ICE’s new Brunel International Lecture describes an internationally award winning postdisaster collaborative recovery model. The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team – SCIRT - designed by engineers, and organisational specialists, to meet the massive horizontal infrastructure challenges created by the earthquakes that struck Christchurch, New Zealand in 2010 and 2011.

Priority will be given to ICE members, on a first-come-first served basis.

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:

Duncan Gibb
Duncan Gibb

Duncan Gibb BEng (Civil) FICE, FIPENZ, Executive General Manager, SCIRT

Duncan is a qualified civil engineer with more than 30 years’ experience across engineering disciplines. In 2013 he was made an honorary Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and was appointed the 10th Brunel International Lecturer. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).

Following a series of major earthquakes in New Zealand in 2010–11, Duncan was appointed General Manager of the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT). SCIRT is a unique collaborative public/private partnership created to deliver the NZ$2.5 billion rebuild of Christchurch’s publicly-owned horizontal infrastructure (water, wastewater, drainage and roads) damaged by the earthquakes.

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