All View From The Chair

Each issue of the IED journal includes some thoughts and observations from the Chair of Council. These are all listed below, in date order. They can be sorted via content subject by using the categories in the left hand list.

Beyond the blues, to the blue beyond

Welcome to the spring edition of the journal. I hope you’ve all been able to shake off those winter blues, and get well and truly into 2015.

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Great things past – and to come

Welcome to our new President; reflections on a great AGM and 2014 Awards; and IED’s fast approaching 70th anniversary.

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Let’s unite to drive design to new levels

Bridging the skills gap; improving the image of engineering; focused engineering education and development for school age children is a must

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Celebrations galore: AGM, awards and IED’s upcoming 70th birthday!

Welcome to our new President; re?ections on a great AGM and 2104 Awards; and IED’s fast approaching 70th anniversary

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Summer – and hot off the press!

Ringing the changes; the search for a new Design Ambassador; and insights aplenty into design ingenuity in action

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Strategic moves

A new President and a strategic plan for the next five years – the future of the Institution has never been more exciting.

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Smart moves ahead

This month’s column was written in New Delhi, India – no, I haven’t outsourced it, I’ve been in India visiting my colleagues at Ramboll India’s new head offices. The backdrop to the visit was set around some major themes in industry at present; how do we deliver in a more cost effective way, and ...

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Raising our game in 2014

Welcome to 2014, I hope everyone had a good festive season and like me you’re fully recharged for a busy year (once I work off those mince pies!). There have been many great achievements in the last year, both in terms of engineering design development and for the Institution and I look forward to ...

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Time to get involved

My second column; that sneaked up on me... It’s been a busy couple of months, both personally and for the Institution. We’ve said goodbye to Eleanor (but not for good I hope) and Laurie has jumped into the Design Ambassador role with both feet, with many visits and talks already under her belt. The ...

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Man at the Top

Continuing our series of Member profiles, this month newly elected Chairman, Simon Benfield CEng CEnv FIED, gives us his view of the world.

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