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ICE universities bitesize: sustainability for students

Event organised by ICE

Date
19 July 2023
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Overview

Welcome, students, to the sustainability bite-size lecture!

In this informative session, we will explore the crucial concepts of sustainability and its significance to the job of a civil engineer. With the help of a group of graduates from Arup, we will give you a succinct overview of what, in practice, a civil engineer uses in terms of the principles of sustainable development and how the impact can be modelled using software. Two case studies will be explored, so that students can quickly understand how sustainability is embraces in current practice.

By the end of this brief conversation, you will have a good grounding in sustainability principles, some examples of how they can be applied, and suggestions for further reading to deepen your knowledge. For anyone who wished to deepen their knowledge further, after this initial “bitesize”,  ICE recommends  the series “5 weeks course/sustainability“, starting in September 2023, over a period of five weeks.

Sustainability is one of the attributes required by the Institution of Civil Engineers, at professional level.

Speakers

Gráinne Maguire Conneely

Gráinne Maguire Conneely

Arup

sustainability consultant

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Gráinne Maguire Conneely

Gráinne is a sustainability consultant within the Buildings team in Arup London. She studied civil engineering at the University of Glasgow and worked as a graduate civil engineer for several years before specialising in sustainability and whole life cycle assessments for buildings.

Grace Pownall

Grace Pownall

Arup

structural engineer

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Grace Pownall

Grace studied civil engineering at University of Nottingham before pursuing a career as a structural engineer at Arup in Nottingham. She now specialises in embodied carbon and life cycle assessments for buildings.

For more information please contact:

Charlotte Chevalier, Ashleigh McKenzie, Caroline Kelley