Professor Barry Clarke becomes 148th ICE President

Professor Barry Clarke or the School of Civil Engineering has been inaugurated as the 148th President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

He is stressing the need to inspire the civil engineers of the future.

In his Presidential Address, Professor Clarke challenged ICE members to inspire people with the iconic structures built by civil engineers, to innovate in the way they deliver projects, and to inform society and governments as the authoritative voice of infrastructure.

He also stressed the need for education to be a lifelong commitment, constantly learning new ways of doing things. As President of the Institution, Professor Clarke will visit its members both in the UK and overseas and will meet with government representatives, employers, NGOs, and universities.

“It is a great honour to be elected President of the Institution of Civil Engineers and very humbling to follow in the footsteps of such eminent engineers as Robert Stephenson and Thomas Telford,” Said Professor Clarke.

“The position of the President has changed over the years and it is now very much about the Presidential team focusing on the benefits civil engineers provide to society through the development of the infrastructure that underpins the economy and contributes to our heath and well being. The Institution, a learned society, is internationally recognised for qualifying its members and advancing the knowledge of civil engineering. It is these themes that I will develop in the Presidential year with a particular focus on education and research.”

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