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Event Organiser: ICE

Introduction to innovative intersections, Birmingham

  • Lecture
  • Birmingham
  • 18 March 2020
  • 18:30 - 19:30
Introduction to innovative intersections, Birmingham

About this event

Event postponed

This event has been postponed. A new date will be advised in due course.


Chris Furneaux, Associate Director at Arup and a chartered civil engineer with over 18 years’ experience in highway projects, will be the speaker during this event.

During this lecture Chris will provide an introduction to innovative intersections, which are implemented across the globe but not yet in the UK. The alternative junction forms have been shown to be cheaper and easier to build, reduce congestion, improve safety and deliver overall benefits when adopted in other countries. The presentation will include case studies from Australia and practical examples of how they could be suited for the UK network.

Joint event with ICE Birmingham, Solihull & Black Country Branch in association with Engineers Ireland GB Region


Chris Furneaux

Chris is an Associate Director at Arup and a chartered civil engineer with over 18 years’ experience in highway projects. He has holistic experience in the life cycle of highway schemes and has lead projects through public consultation processes and acted as an expert witness at Public Inquiries. Chris is the Arup UK, India, Middle East and Africa Highways Skills Leader and Global Highways Skills Network Manager. He is also the English-Speaking Secretary, representing the UK Government, for the PIARC Taskforce on Well Prepared Projects.

Chris has a clear vision of how the sector needs to evolve to embrace the challenges and opportunities ahead. He is responsible for coordinating and focusing Arup’s investments in terms of research, knowledge sharing and training around highway engineering. Recent investments and initiatives include; IRAP Star Rating for Design, Data Driven Design Safety, LEAN Design Manual Development, UK Smart Intersections and Virtual Exhibitions.

Event venue

2 Cornwall Street
Birmingham B3 2DL
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Fiona Turner

e: [email protected]