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 06-08 March 2018 / ExCeL, London

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​​​​​Institution of Civil Engineers

Part of the futurebuild districts... 

Tackling the UK challenges of productivity and resilience through improved infrastructure delivery.

Infrastructure has a vital role to play in boosting construction productivity in the UK as well as resilience, and the government’s National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline looks to £600 billion of public and private investment in infrastructure over the next decade. This district’s seminar programme, developed in partnership with the Institution of Civil Engineers, addresses the policies, priorities and challenges involved in realising the government’s ambitions. Exhibitors sharing their expertise and showcasing innovations in the district include ACO, which is returning to the event for 2018.

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Seminar Programme brought to you by the ICE

Taking a lead from the Sustainable Development Goals, the infrastructure seminar programme looks at clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, innovation, sustainable cities and communities, and climate action. And it features a new SuDS tool to help deliver.



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  1. Discuss issues surrounding implementation of policy for sustainable drainage systems Consider whethe ...
  2. Consider the implications of moving towards more distributed solutions and looking at the emerging w ...
  3. Hear about government funding aimed to accelerate the potential of vehicle-to-grid technology Discus ...
  4. Challenges associated with a zero-carbon brief Local urban energy resources and making best use of t ...
  5. Hear from all 3 organisations that participated in delivery of the project Hear about the range of d ...
  6. How can we generate energy sustainably, in a cost-effective, reliable manner whilst still empowering ...


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  1. The session will cover: Introduction to the Get It Right Initiative Why it’s important for the UK Co ...
  2. Outline what the recent UK economic data means for UK construction Describe the drivers of change fo ...
  3. Examples of how our city infrastructure projects make a real contribution to sustainable living Cons ...
  4. Hear about the programme from research, governance and future cities principles perspectives Underst ...
  5. Hear about the digital journey towards the Smart City overview and understand the digital components ...
  6. Adaptive leaders Evolving workforce for industry 4.0 How can we enable digital transformation 


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  1. Exploring the relevance of the Goals and integrated nature of the framework Demonstrating different ...
  2. Understand the links between building performance, sustainability, quality and productivity Apply a ...
  3. Fitting sustainable drainage (SuDS) on new development has been widely accepted, yet SuDS are not be ...
  4. Understand what drove focus towards Professional Qualifications and why this was important to Ferrov ...
  5. Understand the role of engineers to help achieve the SDG’s Learn about the new skills and mind-sets ...


ICE200Since 1818, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has supported civil engineers and the wider infrastructure community to grow, enhance their skills and innovate. Their 92,000 members worldwide represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, cutting across all sectors and levels.

ICE knowledge campaigns focus around major industry challenges and topics – including the three year Energy, Resilience and Climate Change campaign - which includes activities at ecobuild. Campaigns enable members and the wider industry to collaborate, innovate and take informed decisions to drive change throughout society.

The world urgently needs to take action on climate change, and engineers have an important role to play in delivering clean water, sustainable energy and a connected world. In October 2018, ICE and the World Federation of Engineering Organisations will hold the first Global Engineering Congress, an ambitious effort to agree a worldwide response to deliver the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Taking place in London, the week-long congress falls within ICE's bicentenary year, the 50th anniversary of WFEO and UK Government’s Year of Engineering. It is an unprecedented opportunity to bring the global community together and agree steps to safeguard the future and transform lives.

ecobuild, the Congress and the wider campaign all explore how infrastructure and engineering can help alleviate poverty, promote responsible consumption and production, work towards gender equality and encourage worldwide health and wellbeing. Talk to any of the ICE staff or visit to find out how you can be involved.

The Future of Drainage

Wavin StandFocus on flooding, that’s the plan for Wavin’s stand at Ecobuild. With an eye-catching ‘wave’ stand, a flood tank to show what would happen to London, and more, Wavin plans to push the debate on the Future of Drainage to consider potential solutions for the country. It’s certain to draw a crowd.

As one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of below ground drainage solutions, Wavin is connected in every sense to the critical issues surrounding flood events.

They don’t have all the answers yet to the question, ‘What is the future of drainage?’. It is why we have joined forces with Wavin and the Institution of Civil Engineers to stimulate debate and create a platform where we can encourage ideas and begin to find solutions to one of the engineering challenges of the age.

It’s a brain storm to fight the future storms which will inevitably continue to threaten our towns and cities. It could be product innovations, it could be environmental planning and policy, or SuDS. It could be all, any or none of these things.

The key thing, we believe, is to move beyond promises and projections and seek pragmatic solutions.

If you haven’t contributed your ideas to the debate, visit the website and rise to the challenge.

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