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ICE News

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Alan Butler

Northern Powerhouse

Don’t underestimate the challenges.

John Armitt

Apply for President’s apprenticeships now

The ICE is calling for applications to the 2015-2016 ICE President’s Apprentice Scheme, which is open to all technicians and ICE graduate members working towards their professional qualification.

Employers urged to share views on apprenticeships

Civil engineering employers are being encouraged to share their views on a proposed new Apprenticeship Standard and Assessment Strategy. 

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ICE seeks suggestions to spotlight civil engineering on BBC’s One Show

The ICE is helping the BBC’s “One Show” to help identify civil engineering stories - or project milestones for broadcast.

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.

ICE In-depth

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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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