The Engineers Collective is a UK podcast for those who are curious about the future and how engineers will keep towns and cities running. The latest episode explores why better collaboration between engineers and architects is key to infrastructure delivery.
Claire Smith, Rob Horgan and Nadine Buddoo discuss the top news stories of the month and are joined by Knight Architects founding director Martin Knight and BDP principal and civil and structural engineering group leader Michelle McDowell to discuss the need for engineers and architects to work together more collaboratively.
Martin is an experienced architect whose studio is internationally renowned for its design of bridges and infrastructure. He is a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, as well as an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers.
Michelle has an MBE for services to the construction industry and is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. She has won a number of awards for her work in the industry. Michelle is also a past vice president of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has an honorary doctorate from the University of Bristol.
Together they explore the existing barriers to collaboration and how a better understanding of each profession could deliver benefits for both the design of infrastructure and the end user.
They also look ahead to the level of future collaboration they hope to see across the industry which could transform the design and delivery of infrastructure for generations to come.