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Viewpoint: Serious discussions on safety

Health and safety - is it all good news?

Water shares plan aims to preserve England’s supplies

The introduction of a proposed new ‘water shares’ system, which would see all water abstractors own a share in their local water catchment, could create a sense of mutual responsibility among abstractors to preserve water supply and better promote water trading during times of water stress, according to the ICE.


Shortlist for the ICE London Awards 2014

Fifteen of the most outstanding civil engineering projects in London have made the shortlist for the prestigious ICE London Civil Engineering Awards.

Hard won work

Dawlish is ‘shining example’ of civil engineering at its best

The extraordinary work of civil engineers in restoring the ­Dawlish railway line - two weeks ahead of schedule and in the face of extremely challenging conditions - is being used as part of a special campaign aimed to raise awareness of the importance of civil engineering to society, and inspire young people to find out more about a career in civil engineering.

Viewpoint: Keeping up with safety

How CDM changes will affect our industry.

Civil engineering helps explore risks to osteoporosis patients

Arup graduate Yin Shan Ho has won the top prize in the London heat of the ICE Graduate and Student Papers Competition in recognition of his achievements in his final year undergraduate research.

Telford commemorated

Telford commemorated

A special commemorative plaque has been laid by ICE Scotland to acknowledge Thomas Telford’s contribution to two outstanding engineering landmarks - the coast to coast Caledonian Canal and the Göta Kanal in Sweden.

Derwent Valley

Derwent Valley aqueduct signs up to campaign

The Derwent Valley aqueduct in Leicestershire, part of a £44M scheme to upgrade the Victorian water supply system, has become the latest project to join the ICE’s ‘This is Civil Engineering’ campaign.

Big Bang

Big Bang Classroom Challenge opens

The ICE has launched a UK-wide competition designed to help school children aged between eight and 16 years old learn about civil engineering and sustainability in building design.

Central and local government need to tackle local road issues

A more ambitious joint central and local government programme is needed if the road maintenance backlog is to be clear, according to the ICE.

Chrimes Watch


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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