Clark Lecture 2016: Digital Engineering – the Good, the Bad or the Ugly?

The Department of Civil Engineering is delighted to invite students, staff and members of the public to the annual Clark Lecture.

This year, the high-profile lecture is being delivered by Professor Tim Broyd, a Professor of Built Environment Foresight at University College London and an alumnus of the University of Birmingham. He is the incoming President of the Institution of Civil Engineers and is a leading authority on BIM (Building Information Modelling).

Professor Broyd will speak on the topical subject of: “Digital Engineering – the Good, the Bad or the Ugly?”


 Location G31 Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building
(Y3 on Edgbaston Campus map)
 Date Wednesday 18 May 2016 (17:15 - 19:00)
Contact Ms Michelle Worrall: (+44) (0)121 414 5137,  m.j.a.worrall@bham.ac.uk
Registration Via the form below

There will be an opportunity to find out more about the work within the department and to meet staff from 16:00. Following Professor Broyd’s presentation there will be a buffet and drinks reception. Complementary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be served at the event. Alcoholic drinks will be served only to those who are aged 18 or over.

Registration for this event is free, but space is limited. Please secure your place by registering below. Please register no later than 12 May 2016, 17:00. 

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Professor Broyd's Biography

tim-broydTim is Professor of Built Environment Foresight at University College London as well as an Honorary Professor of Civil Engineering at the same university.  He recently moved to UCL following a career in industry, and has substantial experience as corporate director of technology, innovation and sustainability for globally operating engineering design consultancies. In addition he was CEO of construction industry research body CIRIA from 2002 to 2007. 

Within his new role he works with leading individuals in industry, government and academia to understand and prepare for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.  He is a leading advocate for BIM (Building Information Modelling), was a founding member of the UK Government’s BIM Task Group, was lead author of the UK’s published strategy on BIM Level 3 ('lifetime BIM’) and has provided advice in this area to the development teams of a number of large infrastructure projects. In the summer of 2016 he will become the founding Director of UCL’s new Institute for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment (iDIBE).

Tim is a Fellow of both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is a Vice Chairman and Director of the Construction Industry Council and a Director of Thomas Telford Limited.  He is also a member of the Advisory Board of BRE Global, having previously been a Director of CEEQUAL Limited.  Tim became a Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2011 and will become its President in November 2016.

Tim graduated from the University of Birmingham with a First Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering, and remained there to study for a PhD in the mixing of salt and fresh waters in natural British estuaries.