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ICE-Costain Health and Safety Lecture 2018, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 30 October 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:30
ICE-Costain Health and Safety Lecture 2018, London

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Eliminating harm through diversity of thought and technology

We have made some great progress in reducing the harm caused to people, property and environment in the development, delivery and operation of infrastructure.

Eliminating harm however is beyond our reach unless we change the way we think and how we act.

This will only be achieved if we tackle diversity and embrace technology.

At this year's lecture, speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds and industries will draw on their experiences of harnessing diversity of thought and technology to make a real difference.

The lecture will be followed by an interactive discussion and a drinks reception offering delegates the opportunity to network and continue the conversations.

Online registration is now closed. If you wish to join the event, please call +44 (0)207 665 2226. 


18:00 Registration and refreshments
18:30 Opening remarks from the Chair
18:40 Presentations
19:25 Q&A session
19:45 Closing remarks from the Chair
19:50 Drinks reception


Oliver Marteaux

Olivier Marteaux is Principal – Horizon Scanning at RSSB. He has a background in economic analysis, science and technology policy, social sciences and philosophy, and he worked previously for the European Central Bank, the Banque de France, the French Ministry of Defence, and did some strategic consulting jobs for the OECD and the automotive industry.

No organization and no industry can avoid preparing for the future. This is especially true in a world of high uncertainty and fast-paced change. By putting emerging technologies, socio-economic trends and potential disruptions on our radar, by analysing their likely impact and by developing alternative scenarios, Horizon Scanning helps plan proactively on how to exploit or mitigate future changes. This makes our strategies more resilient, and can also help us gain new insight and think “outside the box”, which is particularly crucial for innovation. 

RSSB, the Rail Safety and Standards Board, conducts Horizon Scanning for the GB rail industry, monitoring a wide range of scientific and engineering information sources and indicators, assessing emerging technologies that can enable the delivery of the industry’s vision for the future railway, and identifying trends and evolutions that can affect future transport demand and the rail industry’s future competitiveness. 

Stuart Young

Stuart Young is Project Leader, Projects and Technology for COMIT UK.  He is a Construction Industry Professional with over 29 years’ experience undertaking senior leadership roles on large and complex Engineering Schemes in major Capital build Programmes. He is passionate about process improvement and driving productivity advancement through innovation and the use of technology. Stuart has led and been part of teams delivering real change in what is fast becoming known as the digital transformation era.

In the contracting world we are continually reminded of our duty of care by creating safe systems of work and the need to reduce or eliminate manual handling is no exception. This presentation offers an alternate view from a high profile D&B project on how collaboration with many project stakeholders, including the client, could potentially create value and contribute to successful outcomes by reducing risk and in turn reducing programme schedule.

In most construction projects there are many aspects of where being practical could bring benefits to reduce or eliminate risk. An important aspect in the use, selection and approval of suitable materials is one area that is capable of adding much more value. We are in an era where we are encouraged as much as possible to introduce modular construction and offsite manufacture into the design.  We are seeking ways to be innovative at every turn and rightly so, the benefits to our industry has massive potential.

Damian Hopley

Damian Hopley will be discussing the Rugby Union and The Rugby Players Association role one year out from RWC 2019.

He will be addressing the increased size, speed and athleticism of players over the last decade as well as looking at how the introduction of Prozone data and GPS tracking has informed training loads in the game: the rise of the value of data analysis. 

Damian will also be looking at Concussion, the hidden injury, and  the number one injury in the game.  He will explain how education and information has helped rugby to combat this.

Event venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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