Repairing our county in the wake of Storm Desmond 26789
Repairing our county in the wake of Storm Desmond
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Repairing Cumbria Bridge-by-Bridge.

Home to the Lake District National Park with over 16 lakes, Cumbria is used to receiving its fair share of rainfall, but in December 2015 that all changed….. The name ‘Desmond’ will be forever etched on the residents of Cumbria. In 24hrs Storm Desmond wreaked havoc across Cumbria, releasing over 34cm of rain or 1.15 trillion litres – a new highest ever record!

As the rain worked its way down the mountains, the watercourses below struggled to discharge this unprecedented level of water. Storm Desmond turned roads into rivers and towns into lakes; it destroyed historic buildings and assets that had stood the test of time for hundreds of years. Put simply, the county was broken and in a state of emergency.

Cumbria County Council's response was rapid, with the formation of its Infrastructure Recovery Programme, it set about repairing over 1200+ individual assets. Hear how the Programme coped with assessing the impact to England’s third largest county; the challenges of establishing an integrated programme team; how the programme became an environment where innovation was standard; and how behaviours played such a crucial role in gluing the programme together.

David Brown: David is a Projects and Programme Director at Mott MacDonald and was embedded with Cumbria County Council as their Programme Director leading the four year £123 millon 1200+ scheme, Infrastructure Recovery Programme, established in the wake of Storm Desmond. As well as delivering this challenging programme, David has led the team to a number of awards and recognitions from the industry.

David has over 25 years experience in contractor, client and consultant environments creating a unique, balanced and broad perspective on all areas of project and programme delivery.

David majors on building and developing behavioural based high performing teams. His mantra is that “technical skills can be taught relatively quickly, behaviours are deeper rooted and take time to unlock”. David dedicates significant time to ensuring that his high behavioural standard cascades throughout his immediate and extended team.

Ian Rowley: Ian is a Project Principle at Mott MacDonald, and was embedded with Cumbria County Council as the Programme Delivery Manager for the four year £123 millon 1200+ scheme, Infrastructure Recovery Programme established in the wake of Storm Desmond. A key element of Ian’s role is the integration and management of the operational team supply chain, ensuring effective stakeholder management to successfully deliver the programme to agreed cost, time and quality criteria.

Ian has over 30 years experience in contractor, client and consultant environments, providing strong leadership and developing effective teams to deliver projects and programmes. He is passionate about developing people’s skills and approach in the construction industry which is reflected in the diversity, strength and commitment of the teams he works with.

This webinar is being organised by APM Thames Valley Branch - open to everyone

Date & time
Tuesday 23 March 2021 7:00pm GMT
End date & time
Tuesday 23 March 2021 8:00pm GMT
Venue
Online Event
Category Online event

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Date & time: 23/03/21 19:00:00 GMT