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ICE and RICS Carol Service, London

  • Social
  • 06 December 2021
  • 17:00 - 20:00
ICE and RICS Carol Service, London

About this event

The Institution of Civil Engineers will be joining with our colleagues of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for the Annual Carol Service in St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey. This has always been an occasion for the staff and members of ICE and those of many other institutions to join in a pre-Christmas celebration.

All members and staff are invited to come along and bring family and friends to help us round off the Institution year. As in previous years invitations will be sent to other Institutions and organisations in the London area with the object of making it a multi-disciplinary gathering. After the service all are invited to join us for mulled wine and mince pies at the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Please note that booking is required for this event, and that a confirmation of booking as well as photo ID for all attendees will be required to be shown at the door.


16:30 Doors open
17:00 Carol Service
18:00 Drinks reception at ICE
20:00 Event ends


Ed McCann BEng (Hons) ACGI MSc CEng FICE FRSA FIESIS, President, Institution of Civil Engineers

Ed McCann

Ed graduated from Imperial College London in 1989 with a degree in Civil Engineering. During twelve years with Binnie & Partners he obtained a Master’s Degree in Hydraulic Engineering and worked on some fifty infrastructure projects all over the world.

He joined Expedition Engineering in 2002 where he has been the Project Director for many projects including the multi award winning Infinity Bridge and the Olympic 2012 Velodrome.

He currently works on major projects and programs in the UK and internationally where he focuses on strategic engineering design and improving productivity across the asset lifecycle.

Ed was instrumental in the growth and development of Expedition from a “back bedroom start-up” to Building Magazine’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2012. In 2009, Ed and the two other owners of Expedition set up a social enterprise called the Useful Simple Trust and gave the company to the employees.

He is now a Trustee of the UST, which has a number of award-winning companies specialising in Engineering, Communications Design, Architecture, Education and Sustainability.

He is a Royal Academy Visiting Professor of Innovation and a member of the UK’s i3P Strategic Leadership Group which is focused on innovating across the built environment.

He co-created cross industry initiatives including: the Constructionarium, the Get It Right Initiative and the Expedition Workshed. Ed has been actively involved in design education since 1999 and he is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation.

Along the way he appeared in 35 Television programs on engineering and allegedly has a fan in Japan!

Clement Lau FRICS - RICS President

Clement Lau

Clement became RICS President in September 2021.

This recognises his active promotion of professionalism across the built environment throughout his career, most recently in his current role as Director and Head of Development and Valuations for Commercial Property at Hongkong Land Ltd.

Clement has also served as Chair of both the RICS Hong Kong Board and the RICS Asia Regional Board. In addition, he sits on the Hong Kong Foundation Board of The University of New South Wales, Australia.

He is determined to extend the reach and influence of RICS’ thought-leadership and to drive the organisation’s digital capability during his term.

Event venue

St Margaret’s Church
Westminster Abbey
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Tracy LeBrun

e: [email protected]