Seminar series: Future-Proofing Engineering Systems – Theory Meets Practice (hosted by School of Sustainable Engineering)

Join us for the final lecture as part of our seminar series: Future-proofing engineering systems – theory meets practice



Professor Richard de Neufville and Dr. Michel-Alexandre Cardin

Flexibility: Win-Win Systems Design for Uncertainty

A conversation between Professor Richard de Neufville, Institute for Data, Systems and Society, MIT, and Dr. Michel-Alexandre Cardin, Senior Lecturer, Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London.

Flexible system design can:

Insure against possible losses (a win) and Increase possible gains (another win),

Reduce overall system economic costs, and

Enable sustainable and resilient systems designs.

Thoughtful, careful implementation is necessary!

About the series:

This lecture series considers the potential for innovative engineering and project management approaches to futureproof how we develop and operate construction projects.

The traditional way of designing a project is to service a prescribed set of specifications. Instead, a shift in mindset is required to design engineering systems that meet the needs and opportunities that exist over time. We want engineering systems that can adapt to the actual demands occurring at different points over the system’s lifetime.

Bringing together researchers, policy makers and leading industry innovators at the cutting edge of engineering and project management, this series explores the possibilities for futureproofing engineering systems in the built environment.

The event is finished.


Jun 09 2022


9:00 am - 10:00 am

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