In episode 093 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk with Professor Lord Robert Mair about important factors around preparing civil engineering for the future. Professor Lord Robert Mair is an Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at Cambridge University and the current President of the UK Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
This is the first of a 3-part Global Sustainability series that will both introduce you to and focus on the Global Engineering Congress 2018, taking place 22 – 26 October 2018 in London at the Headquarters of the Institution of Civil Engineering.
Here are some of the questions I ask Lord Robert Mair:
- For our audience outside the U.K., please tell us a little bit about the Institution of Civil Engineers.
- What is your strategy for preparing civil engineering for the future?
- What are your thoughts about the future of infrastructure delivery?
- In October of this year, the Global Engineering Congress will take place at ICE’s headquarters in London. Why is this event important to the civil engineering profession?
- What role does civil engineering play in furthering the achievement of their associated goals?
- How did you become interested in tunneling and underground construction?
- What has been the most challenging project you’ve worked on and why?
- What are the impacts you would like to see civil engineers today strive towards leaving for the engineers celebrating the 400th anniversary of ICE?