Ian Firth

25 - 26 Nov | America Square Conference Centre

Industry expert

  Ian  Firth

Ian Firth

director & consulting structural engineer , COWI

Ian Firth is one of the world’s leading bridge designers and is a well–known advocate of elegance in bridge design. He is experienced in the management and direction of bridge design and construction projects worldwide, and has also been responsible for the design, analysis and assessment of stadia and other complex structures. He has been advisor to jury panels for bridge design competitions and is a regular speaker on the subject of bridges. Ian joined Flint & Neill from Bristol University in 1979 and became Partner in 1990. When Flint & Neill joined the COWI Group in 2008, Ian became Chief Operating Officer. Flint & Neill rebranded as COWI in January 2017. Ian has been an independent structural engineering consultant since January 2018, and is visiting Professor in conceptual and creative structural design at the University of Warwick. He was the 2017 President of The Institution of Structural Engineers, is Chairman of the British Group of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering and Trustee of US–based bridge-building charity Bridges to Prosperity

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