The first Executive General Manager of SCIRT, Duncan Gibb, was appointed as the 10th Brunel International Lecturer in 2013 and made an honorary Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
The Brunel International Lecture was instituted in 1999 in memory of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1806-1859, one of the world's most respected engineers. His work revolutionised modern engineering. Each Brunel lecturer is chosen for their contribution to civil engineering.
Gibb's lecture described the SCIRT model, and explained that innovative ways of collaborative thinking and action are required to mitigate, prepare for and respond to crisis.
The lecture was delivered at more than 30 locations in 27 countries to engineers, planners, designers, developers and policy makers throughout 2014 and 2015.
In August 2015 Gibb presented his Brunel Lecture to an audience in Christchurch, New Zealand. The lecture is entitled Collectively we are stronger: Engineers generating collaborative solutions to strengthen community resilience post-disaster.
The video of Gibb's Christchurch lecture is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJwXdAs5pfE&t=3008s