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Professor Jacqueline Glass MCIOB has recently been appointed as the new Director of the Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering

(CICE), whilst also continuing as Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Construction and Associate Dean for Enterprise at Loughborough University.


he CICE is a Centre of Excellence committed to advanced training and research within engineering and management, in order to develop prospective leaders supporting the future of UK businesses. At the core is the prestigious Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme, which is designed to produce doctoral graduates that can drive innovation in industry with the highest level of technical, managerial and business competence.

The EngD is a 4-year postgraduate award intended for the UK’s leading research engineers who aspire to key managerial industry positions. Research engineers typically spend 70-80% of their time at the premises of their collaborating company, depending on the nature of the project. This EngD is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and industry. Since its inception in 1999, the CICE has supported over 150 innovative EngD research projects. These have been undertaken in partnership with more than 85 different sponsoring organisations throughout the built environment sector and under these research themes:

• Innovative construction technologies; • Construction business processes; • Advanced information and communications technologies;

• Sustainable design and construction; and

• Transport and infrastructure.

Over the years, the CICE has extended its remit beyond the core design and construction activities supported by leading engineering companies, to research and innovation that spans and influences the entire life-cycle of construction and transport. Taking on the role of Director, Professor Glass has a keen interest in issues relating to construction,


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technology and sustainability. She joined the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University in 2003, and was previously

Deputy Director of the CICE. Her previous experience with industry and

MCIOB, Director of the CICE

extensive track record of collaborative R&D with a range of construction companies were two of the key reasons for her to move into a more senior role in the CICE. Outside of the University, she is the Chair of the Supply Chain School’s Horizon Group, and active on a number of British Standards committees. Jacqueline explains that she is: “… fully committed to the CICE, and the EngD qualification at Loughborough. I intend to continue the good work undertaken by the previous Director, Professor Steve Ison, to increase the impact from our research and innovation, by guiding the Centre team and the 40+ Research Engineers through the next phase of CICE’s development.”

For further information about the CICE, please visit research/cice.

Professor Jaqueline Glass


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