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Alexis Field

Alexis Field: Making a difference

Equality and diversity in civil engineering

Women honored at WISE awards

Winner of this year’s ICE sponsored Women into Science and Engineering (WISE) apprentice award was Anna Shaw of GlaxoSmithKline.

Winner: Davis’ photograph

Welsh bridge photo scoops civils award

Alun Griffiths Ltd community relations manager Emma Davis, has won the This is Civil Engineering in Wales top prize this week for her snap of the Tydfil bridge project in Merthry Tydfil. The bridge is part of the Penderyn Square and River Taff Central Link Regeneration Project.

Aecom engineer wins ICE graduate and students award

Aecom graduate engineer Samuel Donaldson has scooped £1,500 cash and the much coveted Institution Medal at the 2014 ICE Graduate and Student Papers Competition.

Cannon place mock up

Youth scheme shadows major project

Engineers, youth workers and young people in Croydon, south London have built a mini version of the Cannon Place development above Cannon Street station as part of a project to stimulate interest in civil engineering careers.


Mentor or be mentored, urges ICE

The ICE is calling on professionally qualified members to get involved in its new mentoring scheme by registering to mentor or be mentored.

David Balmforth

Balmforth calls for vision and tenacity to tackle global challenges

If the engineering community is to rise to the challenges presented by global mega-trends such as climate change, population growth and resource depletion, it must “adopt the vision, tenacity and ingenuity of our Victorian forebears”, new ICE President David Balmforth said last week.

tomorrows engineers

ICE backs Tomorrow’s Engineers week

A host of ICE careers events and activities are taking place across the UK this week to mark Tomorrow’s Engineers week 2014, and ensure young people learn more about the exciting and ­rewarding careers on offer in civil engineering.

Sir Thomas Peirson Frank

Honour for past ICE President who helped to protect wartime London

A past president of the ICE who saved London from drowning no fewer than 121 times during the Second World War had his valiant efforts honoured last week.


Praise for Brunel University London’s support for future female engineers

A Brunel University London programme that encourages women into the civil engineering profession has been singled out for praise.

ICE In-depth

David Balmforth

David Balmforth interview: Position of trust

Incoming ICE president David Balmforth has clear views on the future engineer. He tells Mark Hansford what behaviours and skillsets he sees as key for civil engineers seeking to shape a better world.

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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