ACED Conferences and meetings

In a typical year, one of the ACED member departments hosts a 2-day conference open to all, whether academic or industrial, involved in developing and delivering JBM accredited degree programmes. The conference is usually held in October or November.
After a break last year due to the COVID pandemic, we plan to return this year with a 2-day conference on 18th/19th November 2021. The conference will be held at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford campus, and will have the theme ‘Civil Engineering – Leading Sustainable Change’. Further details of this event will be posted at:

The other key event of the ACED calendar is the Joint Meeting held each Spring by ACED, ICE and IStructE. Heads of Civil & Structural Engineering Departments are invited to the meeting which is hosted, alternately, by one of the two Engineering Institutions. Presidents of both Institutions are present or represented – they prepare addresses and convene sessions. It was not possible to hold this event this year due to the pandemic, but we hope to return in 2022.

Some of the programmes and presentations from previous years’ events are available below:


Venue Details
Online webinar, 5th November 2020 Click here
Coventry University, 7th to 8th November 2019 Click here
University of Bolton, 8th-9th November 2018 Click here
Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh Campus, 2nd-3rd November 2017

University of Sheffield, 3 and 4 November 2016

University of Nottingham, 12th and 13th November 2015

Click here

Conference organiser: Rachel Horn

2016 Conference Website

Conference organiser: John Owen

2015 Conference Website

University of the West of Scotland, 30th and 31st October 2014 Conference Organiser: Callum Tooth  2014 Conference Website
University of Birmingham on 24 and 25 October 2013 Conference Organiser: Prof Kamel Hawwash. 2013 Conference Website
University of Portsmouth, 18 and 19 October 2012 Conference Organiser: Dr Dominic Fox.  2012 Conference webpage
Kingston University, 3 and 4 November, 2011 Conference Organiser: Dr Kamran Etebar
Queen’s University, Belfast, 28 and 29 October, 2010 Conference Organiser:  Dr Harry Johnston. Download programme
Cardiff University, 12 and 13 November 2009 Conference Organiser: Prof Bob Lark. November 2009 conference webpage 
University of Bradford, 16 and 17 October, 2008 Conference Organiser: Dr Crina Oltean-Dumbrava
Loughborough University, 18 and 19 October, 2007 Conference Organiser: Dr David Twigg
City University, London, 19 and 20 October, 2006 Conference Organiser:  Dr Cedric D’Mello
Coventry University, October 2005 October 2005 conference webpage
University of Plymouth, October, 2004 October 2004 conference webpage

Joint meetings

Click on the links for full details of the programme and presentations (where available).

May 2019: 22nd May 2019 at the IStructE International HQ

May 2018: 9th May 2018 at The Institution of Civil Engineers

May 2017: 9th May 2017 at the Institution of Structural Engineers International HQ, London

May 2016: 16 May 2016 at the ICE offices, Great George Street, London  SW1P 3AA.

May 2015: 22 May 2015 IStructE, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London EC1V 3P

April 2012: 23 April 2012, ICE, Great George Street, London

April 2011: IStructE

  • Programme and presentations not available – 18 April 2011, IStructE 11 Upper Belgrave Street, London

April 2010: ICE

May 2009: IStructE

  • Programme – 12 May 2009, IStructE 11 Upper Belgrave Street, London
  • Presentations not available

April 2008: ICE

  • Programme – 10 April 2008, ICE, Great George Street, London
  • Presentations not available

May 2007: IStructE