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10th Anniversary Public Lecture: Dr Peter Hansford, Chief Construction Adviser to the UK Government

Date(s)
07 October 2014 (19:00-20:00)
Contact

Rebecca Jin
Provost Office
rebecca.jin@nottingham.edu.cn
+86 (0)574 8818 0389

Description

As part of the University's 10th anniversary public lecture series, Dr Peter Hansford, Chief Construction Adviser to the UK Government, will give a public talk on the campus in October.

About the lecture

In his lecture Dr Hansford will describe steps taken over the last four years by the UK Government and industry to transform construction in the UK. He will include lessons for construction in China.

About the speaker

Dr Peter Hansford is Chief Construction Adviser to the UK Government, a position he has held since December 2012. 

Peter graduated with a BSc in Civil Engineering from The University of Nottingham in 1975 and an MBA from Cranfield University in 1986. He was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa by The University of Nottingham in July 2014.

Peter has over 35 years’ experience in the development and delivery of major infrastructure projects, for government, public and private clients, consultants and contractors in the UK and overseas. He has worked on highways, railways and energy projects in the UK, on new town infrastructure in Hong Kong and has advised on infrastructure developments and capital investment programmes for numerous clients.

Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Association for Project Management. He served as the 146th President of the Institution of Civil Engineers from November 2010 to November 2011. He is a Visiting Professor in the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management at University College London and Chairman of the charity, Engineers Without Borders UK.