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Cleaner seas for Sussex

ICE’s new award to promote sustainability in water sector

The ICE has launched a new award for 2015, focusing on sustainability in the water sector.

David Orr

David Orr elected as chairman of the ICE Benevolent Fund for 2015

Former ICE President David Orr, was last month selected as the ICE Benevolent Fund chair for 2015 by its board of Trustees.

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Hands-on learning at Big Bang Fair

The ICE, Balfour Beatty, Mott MacDonald, Skanska and ­Taylor Woodrow have taken a stand at next week’s Big Bang Fair to showcase civil engineering careers to young people.


Chrimes watch: 400 years of Anglo-Indian trade

This year marks the 400th anniversary of Britain’s first trade mission to India led by Sir Thomas Roe. The move followed the granting of a charter to the (British) East India Company.

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ICE campaigns won increased media coverage in 2014

The ICE’s work to raise its profile to politicians and other key stakeholders, and to increase public awareness of civil engineering, generated nearly 3,000 media hits in 2014.

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ICE Scotland seeks input for State of Nation report

ICE Scotland has launched a call for evidence to help it compile its upcoming State of the Nation (SoN) Infrastructure report, due to be published in autumn 2015.

New York subway after superstorm sandy

Cities must share infrastructure resilience information, says ICE

Global cities must learn from the efforts their counterparts have made to improve the resilience of their infrastructure, an ICE report says this week. The report explores whether it is really possible to future-proof modern cities against climate change, and examines options for policy makers looking to improve their resilience.

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Baveystock visits Leeds College of Building

ICE director general Nick Baveystock recently visited Leeds College of Building’s new £17M education and training campus during a visit to the Yorkshire & Humber region.

Miranda Housden

Fighting the case for infrastructure

The ICE is launching a pre-election infrastructure campaign.

Dawlish 2014

ICE seeks entries for its annual awards

The ICE is seeking nominations for people and projects for its 2015 Awards, which recognise outstanding civil engineering achievements, contributions to the profession, and services to the Institution.

ICE In-depth


Engtechs: Qualified success

As a pan-industry campaign to dramatically boost the number of engineering technicians enters its second year, Mark Hansford explores the reasons behind the move and weighs up progress so far.

Chrimes Watch

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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.


Underground revolution

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


In memory of Francis Walley, one of the UK's great post-war engineers

Much of my time is occupied with strategic discussions about inspiring young people to become civil engineers. Recently, however, I have had occasion to consider the tremendous contribution of a post-war engineer who devoted 70 years to his profession.

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