10th Brunel International Lecture Series

Technical Meeting 20150901

NOTE: THIS IS  A JOINT MEETING HOSTED BY ICE, ISTRUCTE and EA AND WILL BE HELD AT THE LABY THEATRE, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE.

Presented by:

  • Duncan Gibb, BEng (Civil) FICE, FIPENZ - Executive General Manager, SCIRT

Increasing risk is a dominant theme of the 21st century.  Engineers are well placed to act as
leaders of change to meet this challenge. Innovative forms of collaborative thinking and
action are required to mitigate, prepare for and respond to crisis.  

Now in its 10th Series the ICE’s new Brunel International Lecture describes an internationally award winning postdisaster collaborative recovery model.  The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team – SCIRT - designed by engineers, and organisational specialists, to meet the massive horizontal infrastructure challenges created by the earthquakes that struck Christchurch, New Zealand in 2010 and 2011.

About the speaker:

Duncan Gibb is a qualified civil engineer with more than 30 years' experience across engineering disciplines. In 2013 he was made an honorary Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and was appointed the 10th Brunel International Lecturer. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).

Following a series of major earthquakes in New Zealand in 2010-11, Duncan was appointed General Manager of the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT).

SCIRT is a unique collaborative public/private partnership created to deliver the NZ$2.5 billion rebuild of Christchurch's publicly-owned horizontal infrastructure (water, wastewater, drainage and roads) damaged by the earthquakes.

This event will start at 6:00pm at the Laby Theatre, Physics South, University of Melbourne, Parkville (Building 192 on this map.)

Eventbrite - IStructE Special Meeting : 01 September 2015

Refreshments will provided from 5:30pm in the lobby of the Laby Theatre.

All of the IStructE Evening Technical Meetings are free to attend unless stated otherwise.