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Josh Macabuag was among the structural engineers who joined a team from Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters to help save people trapped in collapsed buildings after the Nepal earthquakes

ICE members help Nepal rescue

Following the first earthquake in Nepal, a team from Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters (SARAID) was deployed to help rescue people trapped in collapsed buildings. ICE members Josh Macabuag, and Mark Scorer were structural engineers on the team. Macabuag, tells us about his experience.

Winner: Overground Depot

Overground scoops ICE London prize

Transport for London and CH2M’s London Overground capacity improvement programme won the top prize at ICE London’s 2015 Awards last week.

James Watt was asked to repair Glasgow University’s model Newcomen engine

Chrimes watch: Watt remembered

Spring marks the 250th anniversary of a significant breakthrough in the development of the steam engine: James Watt’s invention of the separate condenser.

Stress

Stress workshop shows new ICE focus on ‘soft skills’

The ICE Benevolent Fund ran a stress and resilience workshop in May as part of a new training focus for the organisation.

Keith Clarke

ICE to work on plan to help global cities resists climate change effects

ICE Council has approved a four-year programme of work on infrastructure planning for global cities, proposed as part of the Institution’s Shaping the World initiative.

IK Brunel

Thames Tunnel shaft to stage Brunel play

A new play about the life and work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel will premiere this summer in London.

Atkins Amazing team

Mott MacDonald team scoops 2015 MERIT competition prize

A team of young, Sheffield-based engineers from Mott MacDonald triumphed at this year’s MERIT competition, held at Loughborough University last month.

Andrew Wyllie

 Costain boss to be new ICE vice president

ICE Council has approved the election of Costain chief executive Andrew Wyllie as vice president to join the team for the 2015/16 presidential year.

infrastructure

ICE welcomes infrastructure support in party manifestos

The ICE this week welcomed infrastructure commitments in the main parties’ General Election manifestos.

New membership director named

The ICE has appointed Seán Harris as its new membership director, replacing David Lloyd Roach who left the Institution in December 2014.

Chrimes Watch

James Watt was asked to repair Glasgow University’s model Newcomen engine

Chrimes watch: Watt remembered

Spring marks the 250th anniversary of a significant breakthrough in the development of the steam engine: James Watt’s invention of the separate condenser.

Cologne cathedral

Chrimes Watch: Germany’s tale of two cathedrals

It is no coincidence that two of Germany’s outstanding gothic cathedrals in Cologne and Ulm are, in their completed forms, nineteenth century structures made possible by modern engineering.

Northern_line

Underground revolution

London’s early Underground projects taught engineers valuable lessons about tunnelling. Mike Chrimes reports as the Tube celebrates its 150th anniversary.

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