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Viewpoint: Angel Ortega

Tackling the skills shortage: Our industry must attract foreign talent

Common approach

ICE’s expert panel guidance gives engineers a better steer on party walls

The ICE’s structures expert panel has published a short guidance note for engineers regarding the Party Wall etc Act 1996.

I Love Civil Engineering

Big Bang Fair boost for industry campaign

The ICE has launched its popular “I Love Civil Engineering” competition for 2015, to build on the success of the Civil Engineers: Shaping the World stand at the 2015 Big Bang Fair.

London infrastructure plan ‘step in the right direction’

ICE London has welcomed last week’s update to the Greater London Authority’s London Infrastructure Plan 2050 (LIP 2050), published last week at business lobby group London First’s Infrastructure Summit.

big bang fair 2015

ICE stand inspires at Big Bang Fair

The ICE’s Shaping the World stand at this year’s Big Bang Fair in Birmingham was well received by school children and teachers.

Civil engineering projects needed for public awareness campaign

The ICE is stepping up its popular This is Civil Engineering ­awareness campaign ahead of the General Election.

patrick chan

Asia’s thirst for ICE membership

Development support and guidance is vital

hammersmith flyunder

Underground development needs new planning regs

Better planning regulations for the underground environment will be needed if cities are to ­unlock the potential of subsurface ­spaces according to the ­International ­Tunnelling Association’s Committee for Underground Space ­(ITACUS).

nick baveystock

Employers sign up to technicians charter

Leading engineering companies and infrastructure clients including Amey, Carillion, Crossrail and Thames Tideway have signed up to a special technicians charter this week, It shows their commitment to ensuring their technicians and apprentices are supported to achieve professional status.

Fiona Harris

Engineering technician: Apprenticeship plus is a ‘life career‘

Recently qualified engineering technician Fiona Harris, 24, explains why civil engineering was the career for her, the benefits of an apprenticeship, and how it feels to achieve EngTech TMICE.

ICE In-depth

ICE North West Awards: Achieving Excellence

Individual civil engineers and civil engineering project achievements were celebrated at the ICE North West Awards 2015.

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.


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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