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ICE David Butler Award: Ceremony and Film Screening, online

Event organised by ICE

07 February 2022
15:30 - 16:15 GMT

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Join us as we announce the winning teams of our digital civil engineering competition for 16-18 year-olds and watch their creative films exploring civil engineering in their local area.

The first ICE David Butler Award took place in autumn 2021 and saw over 500 students from across the UK playing the brand-new CityZen digital game, as well as tackling a film-making challenge.

The Gadget Show’s Ortis Deley and ICE President Ed McCann will host this celebratory event for everyone who took part in the competition, teachers, young people and civil engineers who want to inspire future generations. The event is also open to anyone with an interest in being inspired by the talent and ideas of the next generation of civil engineers.

We will also be premiering a special film celebrating the work of all the teams who took part in last year’s competition.

Recorded Lecture


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.