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48th Annual Paviors’ Lecture: can we rely on engineers to save the world?

Event organised by ICE

13 February 2024
17:15 - 18:30 GMT
Imperial College London
Lecture Theatre 164, Skempton Building
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
South Kensington Campus
London, SW7 2BU
United Kingdom

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The Worshipful Company of Paviors in conjunction with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London and the ICE present the 48th Annual Paviors’ Lecture delivered by Tim Chapman BE MSc DIC CEng FICE FREng.

“We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it.”

Weaning ourselves off 250 years of fossil fuel dependence is a pivot point for humanity. Tim Chapman from Boston Consulting Group will present a lecture focussing on the critical role that engineers must play in influencing our carbon emissions, resource usage, biodiversity and social value if the society that they serve is to thrive.

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Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a world-class university with a mission to benefit society through excellence in science, engineering, medicine and business.

The Worshipful Company of Paviors

The Worshipful Company of Paviors

We are dedicated to promoting the skills and knowledge of the paving trade, not just in the City of London but across the wider UK. The well-being of our members and charitable objectives are furthered by a wide programme of educational and social events.


Tim Chapman

Tim Chapman

Boston Consulting Group

Partner and Director

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Tim Chapman

Tim is recognised as a pioneer of change in infrastructure.

Joining Arup in 1987 as a geotechnical engineer he led design on many landmark buildings, overturning regulatory constraints to innovate whilst editing the ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering. Leading engineering on major global infrastructure schemes in the 2000s, including Crossrail, led to him chairing the committee which guided the industry on carbon reduction and ultimately his co-authoring of PAS2080:2016, the sole global standard for whole-life carbon management in infrastructure.

Tim continues to provide advice to Government on establishing better ways of delivering projects, including the Infrastructure & Projects Authority’s Value Toolkit. He helps government and clients to deliver successful projects, which achieve wider social value.

For more information please contact:

Daxa Bharadwa


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