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Civil engineering in a changing world, Cambridge

  • Lecture
  • Cambridge
  • 11 March 2020
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Civil engineering in a changing world, Cambridge

About this event

Nick Baveystock, Director General of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), will provide an overview of the global infrastructure landscape. He will discuss what we must do to stay ahead of the evolving technologies and the global challenges faced by us all.

The world is changing. Rapid urbanisation, demographic shifts and climate change are all converging and will impact society. This will lead to increasing requirements for new and repurposed infrastructure around the world.

ICE’s mission is to ensure societies get the infrastructure they need and can trust. This will be delivered using the knowledge and collective action of our global chartered membership.

Many economies are facing the same challenges across the infrastructure lifecycle: the need to unlock better procurement processes, value, social and economic outcomes, and to address shared global challenges in a sustainable way.

Refreshments will be available from 6pm and the talk will start at 6.30pm.


Nick Baveystock

Nick Baveystock

Nick has been Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers since 2011. He served as a Royal Engineer in the British Army for over 25 years. Nick operated across the world, commanding a regiment in Kosovo, Bosnia, and in Iraq, before further service in Iraq as Chief of Staff Multinational Division (South East) and then as Chief Engineer. Staff tours included terms in the UK MOD and in Kosovo. His final appointment was as a Brigadier leading the £3.2 Bn RSME Public Private Partnership.

Nick has wide experience of delivering large engineering programmes; notably nearly 10 years leading international post conflict reconstruction and development in Southern Iraq and the Balkans. He is on the boards of Engineering UK, Mid Kent College Training Services, is Vice Chair of Thomas Telford Ltd, an alumnus of the Royal College of Defence Studies, Vice President of the Institution of Royal Engineers, and a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Kent.

Event venue

University of Cambridge
Dept of Engineering LR0
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1PZ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Glen Owen

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