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ICE Presidential Address 2021

Event organised by ICE

02 November 2021

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Introducing Ed McCann as ICE’s 157th President on 02 November 2021.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) most recent report offers a stark reminder to us all; we are causing harm to the planet and if we don’t accommodate a change in thinking and working, things will only get worse.

Ed McCann’s address will examine the issue of improving infrastructure productivity within the context of delivering the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, and achieving net zero carbon by 2050.

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. 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 co-founded the Useful Simple Trust and gifted his shareholding in Expedition to the Trust for the benefit of the employees.

Ed has been actively involved in design education since 1999. He is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation at Strathclyde University.

Ed lectures widely and has also made some 35 Television programs on civil engineering.

For more information please contact:

Barbara Etzi