Ed McCann is a Director of Expedition Engineering where he is known as an innovative designer with a practical bent. Ed has worked on over 50 projects around the world from sewerage schemes in India to child friendly zones in a refugee camp in Kenya and the design of two 800t walking research stations in Antarctica. He was Expedition’s project director on both the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome and the Infinity Bridge in Stockton. He is a Fellow, Trustee, Executive Board Member and Vice-President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Ed is actively involved in education and skills development particularly in relation to design and enterprise and is a Royal Academy Visiting Professor at UCL and Strathclyde Universities. He recently co-authored the RAEng’s Best Practice Guidance on Experience Led Learning, E-Learning and Industrial Engagement in Higher Education.
In 2014, alongside industry associates from the ICE Best Practice group Ed instigated a £100k research project ‘to identify the costs and root causes of error in UK Construction’. The Get It Right Initiative, which launched in June 2017, is the result of this project. The Initiative is now supported by some 27 major industry companies, who representative members are actively addressing the reduction of error in the UK Construction Industry.