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Presidential Visit – Melbourne presentation

Event organised by ICE

04 August 2022
07:00 - 09:00 AET (GMT+8)
Graduate House, Melbourne University
220 Leicester Street
Melbourne, VIC 3053

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What needs to change to enable civil engineers in Australasia to improve productivity and increase efficiency and effectiveness?

ICE President, Ed McCann, is inviting ICE members, including students in Australasia to join them in person to discuss the themes of his 2021/22 presidency, outlined in his film, How to thrive in the 21st Century.

He’ll share his insights on why improving productivity in the industry is crucial to addressing the key challenges of today, including climate change, and he’ll explain why civil engineers need a relentless focus on efficiency and effectiveness.

The informal event is an opportunity for members in Australasia to put their questions directly to the President and raise concerns about moving forward on productivity.

Attendees will gain useful insights into how they can improve their own performance in this area.


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.


Tour dates

05 Aug

Adelaide, AU: 7am registration for 7.30am start
Membership Breakfast and Presentation

08 Aug

Auckland, NZ: 7am registration for 7.30am start
Membership Breakfast and Presentation

08 Aug

Auckland, NZ: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
ICE Fellows and Graduates Dinner

For more information please contact:

Annie Leverington