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ICE David Butler Award: Ceremony and Film Screening

Event organised by ICE

07 February 2022

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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.


Ed McCann

Ed McCann

Expedition Engineering

Senior Director

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Ed McCann

Ed is an experienced project director and is the Immediate Past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was fundamental in growing Expedition from a startup to Building Magazine’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2012. As a senior director at Expedition, Ed provides invaluable leadership and experience to our organisation.

He is technical, an excellent communicator, enthusiastic, and has a deep understanding of the construction process. He is particularly skilled in strategic consultancy, feasibility studies, and design.

Ed’s career has taken him to lead projects all over the world. He was the project director for the multi award-winning Infinity Bridge and the Olympic 2012 Velodrome. Environmental factors and efficiency are drivers for Ed’s current projects that see him work with infrastructure clients to improve processes and implement new technologies. Projects include creating and delivering a productivity workstream for HS2, designing the Rolls-Royce SMR Program Site Factory for BAM Nuttall, and helping develop the Berkeley Homes modular housing system.

Ed is a founder trustee and trustee board member, former chair of the USL Board.

He is passionate about developing talent in the industry with quality training and education, a passion that led him to become the co-creator of the Constructionarium. This non profit organisation delivers education and training to students and professionals across the built environment sector. He is also co-founder of the Get It Right Initiative which aims to reduce errors in the industry.

As a respected thought leader, Ed is often invited to speak at various events, write articles, and deliver lectures, and has also made television programmes on civil engineering.

For more information please contact:

Gabrielle Knowles