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Driving the North West economy

Back in February ICE North West hosted its annual presidential visit, with the centrepiece featuring a high profile debate on the theme of “Construction as a Driver of Economic Regeneration”.

Engineering Happiness

Pharrell dance video promotes engineering

Civil engineers behind some of London’s most iconic infrastructure projects have made a YouTube video, to show the public - young people in particular - how happy they are to be engineers. It also shows and the diverse and exciting careers on offer.

Nathan Baker

New knowledge transfer director joins ICE in November

The ICE has appointed Nathan Baker as director of engineering knowledge, following the retirement of Mike Chrimes in July.

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Chrimes watch: French delight for civil engineers, pontists, historians and cyclists alike

Tourists are generally drawn to the Loire valley in France by chateaux and the wines of the region, and in the past I have been among their number. To celebrate my retirement I cycled the Loire a Velo trail - described by the British Guild of Travel as the best European tourism project and certainly one to put most other long distance cycle paths to shame.

ICE Energy Expert Panel seeks new members

The ICE is recruiting new members for its energy expert panel and invites applications from interested candidates.

Events: Don’t miss Open House London 2014

The Open House London weekend, now in its 22nd year, is again coming to the capital on 20-21 September, offering the opportunity to see inside over 800 outstanding examples of contemporary and historic buildings across 30 London boroughs.

John Burland

ICE elects two new Honorary Fellows

John Burland and Douglas Oakervee have been elected honorary ICE Fellows. Honorary Fellows are elected by ICE Council on the recommendation of the ICE executive board.

London Gateway by Night, by Andrew Bowen

Gateway to victory

A photograph of the giant dockside cranes at the new London Gateway port has won the annual ICE East of England ‘This is Civil Engineering’ competition for images that illustrate civil engineering and its importance to society.

WWI compendium highlights contribution of civil engineers

Readers will be aware that August 2014 marked the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. For most of us, the images we recall of that global conflict are of trenches, mud, shell-ravaged torsos, and the battlefield cemeteries and memorials that followed, writes Mike Chrimes.

New framework launched to improve client capability

A new framework has been launched by the ICE as a guide for those working in a client role.

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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.

John Rennie

Rennie’s magnificent legacy 250 years on

This Tuesday (7 June) marked the 250th anniversary of the birth of John Rennie, the great contemporary, and at times rival, of Thomas Telford.

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