ICE president Prof Tim Broyd is to address breakfast event this week in Clyde Road, stating that engineers 'must forecast what society needs and then provide it'
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Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) president Professor Tim Broyd will deliver his presidential address at a breakfast event to be held on Friday, February 17, at 22 Clyde Road.

As part of his address – ‘Engineering a Digital Future’ – Professor Broyd will point out that “we need a world where we, the industry, can provide our customers with the same level and reliability of service from our infrastructure that we have come to expect from Amazon, Google or Uber”.

“We must engineer a digital future which transforms the way we think about our infrastructure and our professional practices,” Professor Broyd told the Engineers Journal. “We have entered a new industrial revolution and if we are to be what we claim to be, we most forecast what society needs and then provide it.”

Speaker: Professor Tim Broyd, FREng CEng FICE FRSA

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Date and Time: Friday 17 February. Light breakfast available from 8:00am with the presidential address commencing at 9:00am.

Admission to the event is free and all are welcome. To register your interest and for further information please contact Kevin Sheridan, sheridankcj@gmail.com

About the Speaker


Professor Tim Broyd BSc PhD CEng FREng FICE FRSA, ICE President 2016 – 17

Professor Tim Broyd is a Fellow of the ICE, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He is director of the University College London Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment.

A civil engineer by batchelor’s and research degrees, as well as experience, Professor Broyd has worked as a practitioner and director of research and development in industry, the public sector and academia. He has held research, technical and corporate management roles in industry and universities together with voluntary service on various strategic panels for government departments, research funders and universities.

His interests include the combined impacts of technology and process innovations coupled with behavioural change in the development and implementation of new ways of working. Particular activity areas include digital engineering (including BIM), holistic understanding of the sustainability of infrastructure and the development of systems approaches to infrastructure. Amongst many other things, Broyd was a founder member of the UK Government BIM Task Group.

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Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) president Professor Tim Broyd will deliver his presidential address at a breakfast event to be held on Friday, February 17, at 22 Clyde Road. As part of his address - ‘Engineering a Digital Future’ – Professor Broyd will point out that 'we need a world...