Dr. Scott Steedman

Short Bio

Steedman is an independent consulting engineer with Steedman & Associates in London, UK. He holds a PhD and is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Royal Society of Arts.

Steedman started his career as a lecturer in engineering at Cambridge University, becoming a Fellow of St Catharine’s College. In 1990, he switched to consulting, with major roles as director of engineering for international consulting engineers, Sir Alexander Gibb (latterly GIBB Ltd, and now Jacobs) and as a director of structural engineers Whitby Bird Ltd (2000 – 2003).

Since 2003, he has been an independent consultant based in London and Reading, specialising in forensic engineering/investigation, risk and disasters, urban engineering, European research, and advising on technical issues, strategy, innovation and communications.

He advises developers, lawyers and their clients on risk and liability issues arising from technical problems on building, infrastructure and urban design projects. He is highly active in European Commission programmes related to construction and the built environment, and is currently President of the European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation (ECCREDI), based in Brussels, responsible for developing and promoting strategies for innovation in this area. He is Chairman of the commercial arm of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Thomas Telford Ltd, and is also a Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, where he is responsible for Communications and is Editor of their Ingenia flagship magazine. He has extensive media experience on television and radio, including scripting and presenting programmes on historic and modern engineering projects. He was appointed to the MoD Defence Scientific Advisory Council in 2005. Steedman has presented several SOAP lectures to conferences organized by Missouri University of Science & Technology.