Engineers Australia embarks on European tour

Engineers Australia’s CEO Romilly Madew and Board Chair Nick Fleming are travelling to Europe in August and September with the goal of strengthening international relations.

The pair will begin the tour in Denmark, then travel on to London and Dublin. The purpose of the trip is to strengthen their post-COVID relationships and connect with overseas members and colleagues.

Madew says they plan to meet with a variety of organisations and engineering experts at the forefront of international practice and innovation.

“We’ll be attending meetings and site visits with industry leaders that will give us valuable insight into European engineering innovations and processes,” she says.

Madew and Dr Fleming will meet with representatives from software engineering company Systematic and DOLL Living Lab in Copenhagen, before touring the Amager Resource Center and meeting the Australian Ambassador and executive directors at Aalborg University. Their final day in Denmark will include a site tour of the Technical University of Denmark’s Skylab workshop, to view the cross-disciplinary learning environment used by students, institutes and start-ups. 

The pair have plans to meet with several representatives from Laing O’Rourke once they get to London. They will visit the Laing O’Rourke Centre of Excellence for Modern Construction, Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology and Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction. They will also tour one of the company’s projects and Europe’s tallest precast buildings, Two Fifty One.

There are plans to meet with officials from various organisations, including the Imperial College London, WSP, the Green Building Council, London Engineering and Design Institute, Institution of Civil Engineers, the UK Nuclear Institute and Engineering UK.

Madew and Dr Fleming will finish the trip in Dublin with a breakfast for internationally based members, and will meet with the CEO of Engineers Ireland over lunch.

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