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ICE News

NCE is the magazine of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Get news about the ICE here.

Skills London 2015

10 year old wins quake structures competition

An interactive engineering activity on the ICE’s stand at Skills London 2015, introduced children to civil engineering by challenging them to build earthquake resistent towers.

ICE joins global ethics initiative

The ICE has joined an international body which is developing the first set of globally-recognised ethics standards for real-estate and built environment professionals.

Geoffrey French

Former ICE President collects CBE

Former ICE President, Geoff French was presented with his CBE at a special ceremony at Windsor Castle last week.

Carbon emissions

ICE teams up with Americans and Canadians for resilience summit

The ICE, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE) - are holding a summit on resilience and growth for the world’s future cities.

Shaping the World

ICE: Contractors and consultants back Shaping the World centre

Seven leading contractors and consultants have joined forces with ICE to help fund a new state-of-the-art engineering exhibition and learning centre.

ICE Christmas exhibition aims at children

ICE members are invited to bring their children to its London headquarters to see its Christmas exhibition, which is geared towards engaging the next generation of civil engineers.


Call for developers to embrace heritage buildings

There have been a number of recent news stories relating to the historic environment. In mid-October the Guardian suggested a closure of Anglican churches is on the cards following the publication of the report of the Church Buildings Review Group.

ICE produces ethics toolkit for members

The ICE has launched a free Toolkit to help civil engineers faced with difficult ethical situations in the work place.


ICE launches new tool to prepare engineers for BIM2

The ICE has launched a tool to help engineers assess the use of building information modelling on projects.

Joanna Anderson

Engineering song gets 2,000 hits

A special Tomorrow’s Engineers week song, written by a young female civil engineer to inspire young people, has received over 2,000 views online, and is being used at school activity days by STEM ambassadors.

ICE In-depth

Michelle Hicks

NCE Graduate awards: Cream of the crop

The six finalists in this year’s NCE Graduate of the Year Awards were, as group, the best six in the awards’ long history.      

Chrimes Watch

James Watt was asked to repair Glasgow University’s model Newcomen engine

Chrimes watch: Watt remembered

Spring marks the 250th anniversary of a significant breakthrough in the development of the steam engine: James Watt’s invention of the separate condenser.

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.

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