17 February 2012Early February 2012, Matt Montgomery (Cohort 3) was invited to a joint Sustainability lecture hosted by his sponsor company Halcrow and Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE).
The Keynote speaker was his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. In his speech the Prince acknowledges the challenges when facing integration 'The challenge, then, for civil engineering, is to be concerned not only with how a project might work from a technical point of view, but also how such technology sits within the public realm and how it will affect the communities it touches. All of the professions need to integrate their skills as much as possible, an approach that has to be reflected, surely, in the way the educational establishments operate too'. the full speech can be viewed here
After delivering his speech on sustainability there was an opportunity for the Prince to meet the audience. Matt was captured with other young engineers based at Halcrow.