ICE President Barry Clarke and membership director David Lloyd-Roach visited the Henning Holck- Larsen Centre in Chennai, India, recently. The pair toured the centre’s museum, which houses displays of the many prominent projects executed over the last 65 years by Engineering Construction Corporation Limited.
Clarke’s 10-day tour of India and Sri Lanka was underpinned by the need to “inspire, innovate, and inform”, in line with his presidential address in November last year. The aim was also to build on new and existing partnerships to enable the exchange of ideas and expertise between the UK, India, and Sri Lanka. During the visit, Clarke met with students enrolled at the Indian Institute of Technology.
He also presented on the crucial role of civil engineers in society, the need to inspire the next generation of engineers, and the need to encourage design and construction innovation.
Clarke also met with his counterpart at India’s Institute of Engineers, the head of education at the British Council and representatives of the ICE membership.