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An audience with the ICE President in the East Midlands

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25 May 2022
10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)
Bowden Room
Nottingham Conference Centre
Burton Street
Nottingham, NG1 4BU
United Kingdom

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Join ICE President, Ed McCann as he visits the East Midlands.

This is an opportunity to not only hear from the ICE President face-to-face, but to also engage directly.

Ed will examine the issue of improving infrastructure productivity within the context of delivering the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and achieving net-zero carbon by 2050.

  • Welcome and brief introduction: ICE East Midlands Regional Chair, Ben McGrath
  • ICE President Ed McCann presentation
  • Audience Q&A with Ed McCann


Ed McCann

Ed McCann

Institution of Civil Engineers

president 2021-22

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Ed McCann

Ed graduated from Imperial College London in 1989 with a degree in Civil Engineering. During twelve years with Binnie & Partners he obtained a Master’s Degree in Hydraulic Engineering and worked on some fifty infrastructure projects all over the world.

He joined Expedition Engineering in 2002 where he has been the Project Director for many projects including the multi award winning Infinity Bridge and the Olympic 2012 Velodrome. He currently works on major projects and programs in the UK and internationally where he focuses on strategic engineering design and improving productivity across the asset lifecycle. 

Ed was instrumental in the growth and development of Expedition from a “back bedroom start-up” to Building Magazine’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2012.

In 2009, Ed and the two other owners of Expedition set up a social enterprise called the Useful Simple Trust and gave the company to the employees. He is now a Trustee of the UST, which has a number of award-winning companies specialising in Engineering, Communications Design, Architecture, Education and Sustainability.

He is a Royal Academy Visiting Professor of Innovation and a member of the UK’s i3P Strategic Leadership Group which is focused on innovating across the built environment. 

He co-created cross industry initiatives including: the Constructionarium, the Get It Right Initiative and the Expedition Workshed.

Ed has been actively involved in design education since 1999 and he is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation.


For more information please contact:

Daniel Stanyard