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ICE Strategy Sessions: Engineering Rebellion – the future civil engineer

Event organised by ICE

21 July 2020

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The ICE strives to stay abreast of wider economic, political, cultural and technological developments as they relate to industry and, specifically, the civil engineering profession. The grasp of such macro factors is critical to the ICE’s ability to define the role and purpose of the civil engineer and to identify, engage and embrace her or him in both a personal and professional capacity. Major shifts in digital developments, environmental and community focus, climate change priorities and the skills crisis make this need all the more complex and pressing.

It is against this backdrop that the ICE is exploring how the profession should evolve, from where the pipeline of future talent should be sourced and the ways the Institution, not only meets these challenges, but is able to thrive.

Recognising both the transformative and forward-thinking aspects at the core of this study, it has been named – Engineering Rebellion, a campaign for change. In this session, speakers, all members of the Engineering Rebellion steering group, will share their views on the disruptive factors at play and give an update on the project so far, which aims to launch in 2021.

In this session, a series of future-thinkers will outline how they see the profession evolving in key areas such as sustainability, business models, systems thinking, data, digital transformation and skills.