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ICE Presidential Visit – What will civil engineering look like in our changing world? Leeds

  • Networking
  • Leeds
  • 05 March 2020
  • 18:00 - 21:00
ICE Presidential Visit – What will civil engineering look like in our changing world? Leeds

About this event

The ICE Yorkshire & Humber Graduates, Apprentices, Students and Technicians Committee are pleased to invite you to a free event which features an open discussion on the future of engineering with the ICE President, Paul Sheffield on Thursday 5 March at The Tetley, Leeds.

Our annual presidential visit provides a great opportunity to meet this year’s ICE President and join in discussions with other civil engineers in the region.

What will Civil Engineering look like in our changing world? Come along to the round table discussion and have your say on topics such as:

Climate Change

Are we adapting or carrying on? Should we focus on preventing climate change or adapting to it?


Are we better now as civil engineers? Are today’s civil engineers any better than their counterparts from 30 years ago?

Efficiency vs Creativity

Have we become a fast food engineering industry? Are we focussed on getting projects completed as fast as possible rather than creating innovative designs?

18:15-19:00 - Arrival and buffet food prior to event

19:00-21:00 - Round table event and open discussion


ICE President Paul Sheffield

Paul gave his inaugural address on 12 November 2019, becoming ICE’s 155th President. He's the former CEO of Kier Group and former managing director at Laing O’Rourke and will serve as President for the 2019/20 term.

At his inaugural address, he shared his vision and call for the civil engineering profession to ensure its work is accurate, transparent and to the highest standard.

His speech referred to three presidential themes for his year in office: embracing innovation and iteration to support a modern workforce; getting the basics right and self-assessment; and what the future holds.

Event venue

The Tetley
Hunslet Road
Leeds LS10 1JQ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Katie Gibson

e: [email protected]