Women civil engineers brief President

Five women civil engineers presented their projects to the ICE President Tim Broyd during a visit to the AECOM St Albans office.

Tim Broyd with women civil engineers at AECOM.
Tim Broyd with women civil engineers at AECOM.

This was his first port of call during an official visit to the East of England which coincided with the 2017 International Women in Engineering Day. Each person gave a detailed description of a project they have been working on, followed by an in depth discussion about the pros, cons and wins.

Next stop was BRE (Building Research Establishment) at Watford. BRE is a world leading multi-disciplinary building science centre with a mission to improve the built environment through research and knowledge generation. Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire BRE has been working closely with the government and other stakeholders to determine how best to support the owners, operators and those living and working in similar tower blocks around the UK.

The final visit of the day was the University of Hertfordshire at Hatfield. The University has a long history of Civil Engineering and has re-launched new MEng and BEng degree programmes due to start in September 2017.