The Annual Conference this year is planned (COVID permitting) as an in-person event on Thursday 18th November (all day, including evening dinner) and Friday 19th November (morning, and lunch) on the theme of ‘Civil Engineering – Leading Sustainable Change’. Speakers from industry and academia will inform a debate between the participants over the two days about the nature of the climate emergency that we face and the best ways in which we can prepare our graduates to contribute to its mitigation.

Follow the link  Association of Civil Engineering Departments (ACED) Conference 2021 | Anglia Ruskin University for the booking page. There is a discount of 50% full price for a second person from the same institution. There is a recommended hotel for which a discount code will be provided on making a conference booking. Other hotel options are also given. Please distribute this announcement to any colleagues who may be interested.

As a quick reminder, the conference is planned to take place face to face, but if you have difficulties with that in the prevailing COVID environment, please feel free to feed back to us at acedadmin@epc.ac.uk so that we can do the best we can to design the event for maximum participation.
ACED Conference 2021 agenda and presentation slides

Unfortunately it has proved not possible to hold a physical ACED Annual Conference this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and associated restrictions. In its place, ACED has the pleasure of inviting you to the Moving On from Covid Webinar.  We will discuss and reflect upon the effect of the pandemic on our practice in academia, industry and the institutions.   Tim Ibell will represent the JBM and President-elect of the ICE, Rachel Skinner, will  give us an industry and institutional perspective.  ACED will present our experiences from academia so please bring along examples of good practice and also what hasn’t worked quite so well.
The webinar will be hosted on Zoom. To express interest in joining the event, please email acedadmin@epc.ac.uk. Your email will be acknowledged, your email address will be added to the guest list for the event and you will receive a Zoom calendar invite.
Post-meeting:
ACED talk Tim Ibell November 2020
ACED Webinar Nov 2020 agenda
The agenda and the slides by Prof Tim Ibell are attached. A recording of a video about Assessment under COVID, for which there was not time to play on the day, is available here

The annual Joint Meeting of ACED, the ICE and IStructE will be held at the IStructE International HQ on 22nd May. Heads of Civil & Structural Engineering Departments and their nominees are invited to the meeting. The Presidents of both Institutions will be present and will update the meeting from their perspectives.
The event is free of charge. The theme of the day is Inclusivity and Diversity in Civil Engineering. Speakers from the education and industry sectors will address this topic. The programme is given below. Registration starts at 9:15am, the event itself at 9:45am and finish by 4:00pm.
ICE-IStructE-ACED Annual Meeting programme 22 May 2019
To register, please click on the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aced-heads-of-dept-meeting-tickets-58567275297

This year’s ACED annual 2-day conference will be hosted by Coventry University at their Simulation Centre. Broad themes planned for the conference are: Teaching sustainability and ethics; project-based learning; alternative effective feedback mechanisms; gaining efficiency in assessment; assessment of individual contributions to group working.
The conference is now open for registration, with all details available here, including the discount available when up to three attendees register from the same institution, details on location and parking, and special negotiated rate for hotel accommodation.
The conference map is available here to download:
ACED conference map
ACED Programme Nov 2019 ver 2
ACED Annual Conference 2019 Coventry Presentation slides

We look forward to welcoming you to this year’s ACED annual 2-day conference, which will be held at the University of Bolton. Topics this year include: Employer engagement, student support, problem based learning, apprenticeships, JBM accreditation updates, professional body engagement, use of reality capture to engage students.
The University campus is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main railway station in Bolton.
Hotel Rooms have been set aside for a limited period for conference attendees to book direct at the Holiday Inn, Bolton Centre, using the discount code ‘ACED2018’.
For more details of the location, conference programme, travel and parking and to register for the conference, please click here:
https://www.bolton.ac.uk/events/aced-annual-conference/

Some rooms have been set aside at a discounted rate, and to request one, it is recommended that you book direct with Reanne Gornall | Reservations Co-ordinator Holiday Inn Bolton | 1 Higher Bridge Street, Bolton, BL1 2EW
Direct: 01204 879 900 Email: Reservations@hibolton.co.uk<mailto:Reservations@hibolton.co.uk
quoting “ACED2018” or “University of Bolton”.

Post conference note: The speaker presentations may be downloaded from here (single zip file): ACED 2018 Presentations

ACED 090518 presentation slides
The presentation slides by most speakers may be found at the link above. Thank you to all who attended and contributed to the event, in particular all the speakers.
 
For further information, please contact Carolyn Hill at ICE, jbm@ice.org.uk or Telephone 020 7665 2274
ACED programme final
 

2017 ACED Conference – November 2nd to 3rd, Edinburgh
Each 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.  This year, the conference will be hosted by Heriot-Watt University, with the Conference dinner being held under the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.
Topics this year include sketching, student retention, student engagement, ethics and overseas exchange programmes. There will also be as typically happens, an update from the JBM. The full schedule is attached here: Final Programme ACED Edinburgh 2017
The presentations from the speakers are attached here: ACED Conference Nov 2017 Heriot-Watt University presentations

Tickets are available online for only £174.95 at:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aced-annual-conference-tickets-38585400973?aff=es2

Accommodation
The official Conference Hotel is the Courtyard Edinburgh West.  This is a brand-new hotel opening shortly, and it is not yet possible to book rooms for before 13th November although they are expected to become available in the near future. Furthermore, there are a wealth of hotels in Edinburgh, with the nearest to Heriot-Watt (1.4 miles) being the Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel and Premier Inn Edinburgh Park.  Both of these are accessible directly from Edinburgh Airport and the city centre using the Edinburgh Tram – the stop is at the hotels is “Edinburgh Park Station” (next to the railway station).

The ICE/IStructE/ACED joint annual meeting will take place on Tuesday 9 May at the Institution of Structural Engineers in London (47-58 Bastwick Street, EC1V 3PS).  Registration and coffee is between 09:30 and 10:00, for a 10:00 start, and the meeting is scheduled to finish at 16:00
The general themes for the day will be:

The IStructE President, Ian Firth, and the ICE President, Prof Tim Boyd, will each be making a presentation and chairing a session, and there will be a presentation by Nick Russell, Chair of the JBM.
The meeting is sponsored by IStructE, ICE and ACED.  There is no charge to attend, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Please click here for further details of the programme and to reserve your space at the event via Eventbrite (https://aced_hod2017.eventbrite.co.uk).
Any queries about the event can be directed to Rebecca Carey, Head of Membership at the Institution of Structural Engineers, Rebecca.Carey@istructe.org.

The 2016 meeting was held on 16 May 2016 at the ICE offices at 1 Great George Street, London

Programme

Links to files from the meeting are below:

Welcome to ACED

Welcome to the ICE and overview of ICE related activities

Session 1 – Creativity and Innovation
Chair Adrian Coy, Vice-President ICE

Update from the JBM – Prof Stephen Garrity, University of Leeds, Chair JBM

Session 2 – Creativity in Engineering Education
Chair Prof Stephen Garrity, Chair JBM

Overview of IStructE related activities – Alan Crossman, President IStructE

Session 3a – Work Based Learning and Placements
Chair Alan Crossman, President IStructE

Session 3b – Apprenticeships and partnerships with industry
Chair Dr Rachel Horn, Chair ACED

 

 

The annual ACED Conference took place this year on the 3rd and 4th of November 2016 at the University of the Sheffield
ACEDConferenceSheffield – Nov 2016 – Final Programme
Link to conference presentations (organised by session)

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