Engineering President Begins South West Visit In Plymouth

23rd February, 2011
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West is hosting a visit from the President of the Institution, Peter Hansford, which begins in Plymouth on 23rd February.

ICE President, Peter Hansford said: ?I am looking forward to beginning my visit to the South West in Plymouth. I?m going to enjoy having the opportunity to meet graduates and students and discuss their aims for the future.

?Like many of the projects I will be visiting across the region, the Life Centre is an example of how engineering can be used to bring benefits to the community and shows that at its heart, engineering is about people, not just technological expertise.?

Accompanied by his wife, Pam, ICE South West Regional Director, Trish Johnson, Regional Chairman, Nick Lyness, Regional Member of Council, Richard Fish and the President?s Apprentice, Paul Astle, the President will visit a number of other key development projects through the region.

The President will visit the Life Centre with Council Leader, Vivien Pengelly. He will spend time with the construction firm and project managers, Balfour Beatty, who will conduct a tour of the site.

The President?s next stop will be at Exeter where he will tour the new Redhayes Bridge and the Science Park development. He will then leave Devon for Dorset where he will visit the Weymouth Relief Road and Poole Twin Sails Bridge.

His final engagement will be at the RNLI?s Lifeboat College in Poole, where the President is due to address the committee and project sponsors.

L-R - Trish Johnson, Regional Director ICE with Peter Hansford, ICE President