Associate Professor Trevor Orr Elected to Fellowship of the Institution of Civil Engineers
28 September 2016
The Institution of Civil Engineers in London has announced that Trevor Orr has been made a Fellow (FICE). ICE fellows are successful and highly-respected civil engineering professionals who have achieved in-depth technical expertise in their engineering roles and have provided leadership in the development of the profession. While the ICE has a large membership distributed all over the world, only 6% of its members are Fellows. Indeed there is currently only one other FICE in Ireland, so it is a very rare distinction and honour for an academic to become a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Trevor’s election to FICE also recognises his unique contribution to the continuing professional development of engineers in Ireland through his leadership of professional diploma courses in TCD. As Director of the Graduate School of Professional Engineering Studies for the past 20 years and Director of the Fire Safety Practice and Project Management postgraduate diploma courses for many years, Trevor has provided professional education to thousands of engineers aiming to advance their careers by studying technical subjects at postgraduate level. These courses help to ensure that engineering industries in Ireland operate to the highest contemporary standards and are able to compete globally in competitive markets. The very successful Project Management diploma courses is in its 38th year and has recently been ranked as the 4th best postgraduate Project Management course in Europe.
Trevor will retire at the end of this week after a career-long commitment to Trinity College Dublin. He will continue to contribute to our postgraduate education programmes.