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IET Prestige Lecture - Dr Peter Bonfield, IET Deputy President

Lecture

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IET Deputy President Dr Peter Bonfield talks about his experience, his advisory positions to Governments, & work for the London Olympics. He is passionate on the role that building science & engineering can play for people, the environment & the economy.

Date and Time

11 October 2017 - 17:45-20:00

Location

Hatfield, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the UK - East:Beds & Herts local network. Contact Ian Brooker (ibrooker@theiet.org) for more information.


About this event

Dr Peter Bonfield will be talking about his extensive experience in buildings, his advisory positions to Governments and his work for the Olympics in London 2012.  He is passionate about the role that building science and engineering can play in finding solutions to the challenges that the built environment faces in delivering buildings, homes and communities that work for people, the environment and the economy.

Peter joined the Building Research Establishment (BRE) as a research scientist in 1992. He progressed through the organisation to become Chief Executive Officer of the BRE Group of companies in January 2012.  From 2006 until 2012 he was on part-time secondment to the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), where he co-created the sustainable development strategy for the Olympics and took the lead on the sustainable use of construction products. He played a key role in ensuring that the significant quantities of materials required to construct the games were sustainably procured, delivered and performed as required.

In 2013 former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson asked him to chair Grown in Britain, an initiative aimed at creating a sustainable future for UK woodlands and forests. In 2014 Paterson appointed him to lead a government-wide drive to improve public procurement of food. Peter's recommendations to Government were published in July 2014.  Peter was appointed in July 2015 to independently Chair a Review commissioned by the Secretaries of State of DECC and DCLG to look at Consumer Protection, Advice, Standards and Enforcement for energy efficiency for UK Housing Energy Efficiency.  He was awarded an OBE for services to research and innovation in the construction industry.

Programme

1745-1830  Registration; networking with refreshments
1830-1915  Lecture, followed by Q&A & networking

Reasons to attend

Peter Bonfield, a Trustee and Deputy President of the IET, is passionate about the role that building science and engineering can play in finding solutions to the challenges that the built environment faces in delivering buildings, homes and communities that work for people, the environment and the economy.  This promises to be an interesting talk from a potential future President of the IET which will provide insight into many aspects, past and future.

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.
CPD Certificates (if required) are available  after the event upon request from our Secretary, Mr Ian Brooker (ibrooker@theiet.org).

Cost

Free of Charge

Additional information

Speaker: Dr Peter Bonfield OBE FREng BSc MSc PhD CEng FIET, Deputy President IET
Dr Peter Bonfield joined BRE as a research scientist in 1992. He progressed through the organisation to become Chief Executive Officer of the BRE Group of companies in January 2012.  Peter is passionate about the role that building science and engineering can play in finding solutions to the challenges that the built environment faces in delivering buildings, homes and communities that work for people, the environment and the economy.

From 2006 until 2012 he was on part-time secondment to the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), where he co-created the sustainable development strategy for the Olympics and took the lead on the sustainable use of construction products. He played a key role in ensuring that the significant quantities of materials required to construct the games were sustainably procured, delivered and performed as required.  In 2013 former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson asked him to chair Grown in Britain, an initiative aimed at creating a sustainable future for UK woodlands and forests. In 2014 Paterson appointed him to lead a government-wide drive to improve public procurement of food. Peter's recommendations to Government were published in July 2014.  Peter was appointed in July 2015 to independently Chair a Review commissioned by the Secretaries of State of DECC and DCLG to look at Consumer Protection, Advice, Standards and Enforcement for energy efficiency for UK Housing Energy Efficiency.  He was awarded an OBE for services to research and innovation in the construction industry.

He is a Visiting Professor at Bath University, where he has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering. He is a Fellow of several engineering institutions and has been a Chartered Engineer for over 20 years.

Peter was appointed as Deputy President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) beginning in October 2017, having previously held the post of Vice President, and is a member of the Trustees for the Institution.

Registration information

Please register for this event if you intend to come.

This event is organised by the IET Beds & Herts Local Network as part of our 2017-18 program.



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