#ibuild Professor Charles Ainger to speak to the School of Civil Engineering

The University of Birmingham is pleased to welcome Professor Charles Ainger to speak to the School of Civil Engineering .

When – Friday, 30th of May, 4.30pm – 6.00pm

Where – School of Civil Engineering, room F32 (first floor)

Cost – free!

Professor Ainger is co-author of the book ”Sustainable Infrastructure: Principles into Practice” recently published by the Institution of Civil Engineers (see: http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/book/102850).  The book will form the basis for his talk with a particular focus upon innovation opportunities in design (chapter 7):

Design within project delivery – asking the  right question at the right time; outline design – reviewing scope, deciding options – getting innovation in and keeping it there; outline design – choosing solutions and designs – using the right criteria, practically; influencing for innovation – who, me?

Charles Ainger  is Visiting Professor in Engineering for Sustainable Development at Cambridge University.  He is a former Sustainable Development Director for MWH’s UK Operations.  He has extensive water and environmental engineering experience in 16 countries from Europe to Asia.  His particular interest is in facilitating effective innovation and change leadership in organisations moving to a more sustainable and carbon neutral approach.  He is a recipient of an ICE President’s Medal.  Professor Ainger and his co-author Professor Richard Fenner are joint winners of the ICE George Stephenson Gold Medal.

We do hope you can join us.  The event is free to attend and registration is not required.  Food and refreshments will be provided.  If you require further information please contact me on j.leach@bham.ac.uk or 07785 792 187.