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ICE News

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

ICE names newly elected Council members

Results of the ICE’s Council elections were announced at the AGM on 21 July. Ten new Council members were elected to take the Institution forward.

Broader and deeper

Widening membership and knowledge.

Alan Stilwell

Former ICE vice president dies

Former ICE vice President Alan Stilwell has passed away after a short battle with cancer.

Princess Anne and David Balmforth

Princess Anne calls for industry to contribute to ‘Shaping the World’ project

The ICE has appealed to industry leaders to help fund a new state of the art learning and exhibition centre, as part of its “Shaping the World” appeal.

Keith Jones

Comment | ICE Wales Cymru: Alive and kicking

The political landscape has changed dramatically since the General Election and here in Wales we continue to work alongside two governments.


New members join Parliamentary infrastructure group

New members of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Infrastructure (APPGI) have been confirmed following its AGM.

Ramona Mihailescu

CPD: a vital improvement tool

Whether we look at it from the employer’s perspective or the employee’s perspective, the benefits of professional development are not rocket science. And most of the leading names in the industry talk a lot about the value of CPD.

New guidance for building control applications

ICE structures experts have published new guidance to help construction engineers raise the standard of Building Control approval submissions under Part A of the Building Regulations, and their equivalents in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

BIM project

‘Heat map’ survey seeks to measure BIM understanding

The ICE is calling for civil engineers from all infrastructure sectors to participate in its 2015 building information modelling (BIM) “heat map” survey, which seeks to find out more about the application of BIM in the built environment.

Sara Thiam

Getting the balance right

Getting gender equality requires a sustained effort on many fronts.

ICE In-depth

skills round table

Round Table discussion: The will for skills

Educators and contractors discussed the lack of good careers advice in schools, an inflexible educational system and vocational qualifications branding in NCE’s skills round table discussion with Bam Nutall.

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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