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Dam society holds 18th biennial conference

A visit to Ben Crom Dam, the upper reservoir of the Silent Valley Dam in Northern Ireland, was part of a tour of dams and control structures organised for delegates of the British Dam Society’s 18th biennial conference which was held at Queen’s University in Belfast last month.

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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.

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Thomas Telford Training is rebranded

ICE training arm, Thomas Telford Training, has been rebranded “ICE Training” to better express the values at the heart of the Institution’s training offering.

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World Trade Center boss is Honorary ICE Fellow

Steven Plate (left), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s chief of capital construction and director of World Trade Center construction, receives his ICE Honorary Fellow certificate from ICE Americas representative David Caiden at a presentation ceremony in the Port Authority’s World Trade Center construction headquarters. 

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Balmforth chooses apprentices for his Presidential term

Incoming ICE President, David Balmforth has selected six young engineers to be his apprentices. They will shadow him and observe his work during his 12 month presidential term.

McLouglin wants 2018 to be the ‘Year of the engineer’

The ICE has welcomed an announcement by Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin that 2018 should be declared “year of the engineer”.

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Love engineering? Love skiing? Join ICE & Snow

The ICE is gearing up for its annual ICE & Snow trip, to be held at the Tarrentaise Hotel at Meribel, in the French Alps, between 14 and 21 December.

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Transport for London team crowned top communicators

A team of graduate engineers from Transport for London (TfL) have been crowned winners of ICE’s 2014 graduate and student communications competition.

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Bam Nuttall success

The latest group of young civil engineers from Bam ­Nuttall to have passed their ICE professional review. They were presented with their certificates by ICE President Geoff French at a ceremony at ICE’s headquarters at the start of September.

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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”.

Chrimes Watch

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.

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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.

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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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