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ICE and RICS Carol Service, London

Event organised by ICE

06 December 2021
17:00 - 20:00 GMT
St Margaret’s Church
Westminster Abbey
, SW1P 3AP
United Kingdom

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The Institution of Civil Engineers will be joining with our colleagues of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for the Annual Carol Service in St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey. This has always been an occasion for the staff and members of ICE and those of many other institutions to join in a pre-Christmas celebration.

All members and staff are invited to come along and bring family and friends to help us round off the Institution year. As in previous years invitations will be sent to other Institutions and organisations in the London area with the object of making it a multi-disciplinary gathering. After the service all are invited to join us for mulled wine and mince pies at the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Please note that booking is required for this event, and that a confirmation of booking as well as photo ID for all attendees will be required to be shown at the door.


16:30 Doors open
17:00 Carol Service
18:00 Drinks reception at ICE
20:00 Event ends


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.