President’s Inaugural Address 2012
The inauguration of the 2012 President of the Institution of Structural Engineers, John Nolan took place on Friday 13 January 2012.
In his address the new President tackled the conundrums of cost versus value in the industry.
John brings a unique combination of career experience to his year in office.
A Chartered Engineer who has worked as a labourer, contractor’s engineer, consulting engineer, business owner, property developer and client, John is extremely well placed to discuss the issue.
As Chairman and co-founder of consulting engineers Nolan Associates, John drew on observations from his own business life.
He offered practical suggestions and solutions for both engineers and the Institution.
Making his speech as President John said:
'Structural engineers offer a great amount to the construction process and it is clear to me that we have a tremendously important role in the area of "cost versus value.'
'As an Institution we should take the opportunity to raise our profile in this arena, since it impacts on safety; quality; sustainability; project viability and not least, the standing of engineers as part of the modern project team.'
John Nolan’s full presentation is now available to view on our Presidents page.