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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology

Distinguished Lectures

This lecture series was initiated to provide a platform for world leading experts to expound their ideas, thus stimulating debate, influencing thinking and challenging current methods of construction.

The lecturers can be viewed below. Alternatively click here to visit the series via the University Collection.


Dr Bernard Charlès, CEO, Dassault Systèmes

Experience Thinking: the Digital Revolution in the Experience Economy



Dr Jean Botti, Chief Technical Officer, AIRBUS

Aerospace and Construction: Building the Future



Tristram Carfrae, Group Board Director, Arup

Virtual Construction Made Real



Bill Baker, Structural Engineering Partner, SOM

Inspired Dreams or Wilful Excess: the Ethical Dilemma of Iconic Structures