10th Brunel International Lecture, Abu Dhabi

17 February, 2015 | 17:30 - 20:00

10th Brunel International Lecture, Abu Dhabi

About this event

Now in its 10th series, the ICE's new Brunel International Lecture describes an internationally award winning post-disaster collaborative recovery model.

The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuilt 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.


Duncan Gibb 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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