ICE President Tim Broyd addressed more than 60 invited guests at an Engineers Ireland conference discussing engineering advances made by Thomas Telford in transportation between the UK and Ireland as well as the historic developments in urban sewerage schemes leading to improvements in health and hygiene.
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This was followed by a round table chaired by Engineers Ireland president Dermot Byrne and attended by 24 attendees including chief executives of civil engineering contractors and heads of civil engineering faculties from Irish universities. Key topics discussed were digital engineering advances including building information modelling and the challenges presented by Brexit. Byrne is due to present his own personal perspective – Ireland’s Energy Challenge – at One Great George Street on 15 March.