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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.

Taking Stockley: Fifteen students from Queensmead School in Middlesex toured the Stockley Airport Junction scheme along with Carillion’s Mason Twigg

Technician tour shows students the ropes at railway scheme

A-level students from Queensmead School in Middlesex were shown how maths and science could translate into a career in civil engineering on a recent site tour of the Stockley Airport Junction scheme in west London.

Profile raising: ICE President Geoff French at the site with the banner

100th project signs up for ‘This is Civil Engineering’ promotional campaign

An ICE initiative to raise awareness of civil engineering reached a major milestone recently when the Northern Inner Distribution Road in the Somerset became the 100th project to join.

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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