ICE Presidential Address visit to New South Wales

Sir John Armitt visits Sydney, New South Wales, during his presidential visit to Australia

Sir John and NSW Committee viewing the Sky Train construction site in North West Sydney on 10th August 2016.
Sir John and NSW Committee viewing the Sky Train construction site in North West Sydney on 10th August 2016.

ICE NSW welcomed the Institution's 151st President; Sir John Armitt to Sydney last week. Sir John is currently delivering his Presidential address to fourteen associations in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka and India.

Sir John started the day at the ICE Members Breakfast at the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Rocks. Sir John spoke to over one hundred NSW members about the envisaged changes in the UK as a result of Brexit and the ICE's role; ranging from standards, procurement methods to movement of Civil Engineers.

After the Members Breakfast Sir John and members of the ICE's University committee and a selection of members were invited by Salini Impregilo to visit the Sky Train construction site. The four kilometre elevated Sky Train construction is being delivered by Salini Impregilo joint venture and includes a 270 metre cable-stayed bridge over Windsor Road at Rouse Hill – this is an impressive structure as the cable stay bridge is curved in plan and will become a distinctive local landmark.

In the evening Sir John gave a key note speech at the UK Department of Trade and Industry to the ICE Fellows and Industry Leads Event. Sir John's key note speech discussed the UK's National Infrastructure Commission and the challenges associated with long term forecasting of UK Infrastructure needs.

Thank you to the organisers, all attendees and to the sponsors who made all the events possible:

Thanks to the ICE NSW's Annual Sponsors for 2016/17

  • Constructive (Platinum Sponsor)
  • Aurecon (Gold Sponsor)

Thank you to Salini Impregilo for arranging the Sky Train site visit.

Thank you to the UK's Department of Trade and Industry for hosting the Fellows and Industry Leads Event.

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