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London needs world class infrastructure

If London is to maintain its global standing, it needs world class infrastructure networks that have sufficient capacity, are resilient and equip the capital for the challenges ahead, according to ICE London.

Rest and be Thankful

View award-winning ICE papers for free

The 2014 ICE Publishing Awards, for papers published in 2013, have been announced, and the documents are available for members to view free of charge.

Sara Thiam

Telling our stories better

We must improve how we communicate what civil engineering is all about.

Benevolent Fund golf day

ICE Benevolent Fund Golf Day winners announced

Last month, the ICE’s Benevolent Fund held its second golf day at Brocket Hall golf club in Welwyn, Hertfordshire.

Colwyn bay

Final call made for coastal management abstracts

The ICE is making a final call for abstract submissions for the eighth prestigious ICE Coastal Management Conference, to be held in the Netherlands in September 2015.

Nigel Mattravers

‘Extremely ambitious’ recycling target will require leadership

The European Commission’s announcement of higher recycling targets has been welcomed by the ICE as “rightly bringing the need for a circular economy to the fore”. However, it also warned that the new 70% target for municipal recycling was “extremely ambitious”, and would require strategic leadership and coordination.

ICE announces backing for RIBA bursary scheme

The ICE has announced that it will continue as a partner of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) McAslan Bursary, which supports engineering students, graduates and newly qualified architects and engineers, and promotes excellence in architecture and design for the benefit of communities and the environment.

Students excel in sustainable design challenge

A team of ICE student members from Nottingham Trent University has won the Engineering Without Borders (EWB) Challenge, beating off competition from 2,800 entrants.

Civils on the map for National Women in Engineering Day

A programme of activity including lectures, tours, round table events and media work took place last week to mark National Women in Engineering Day.

New underground standard launched

The ICE, in collaboration with standards body BSI, has launched the PAS 128 specification for underground utility detection, verification and location.

ICE In-depth

ICE Wales Cymru awards: Made in Wales

ICE Wales Cymru recently held its 2014 awards event. Here the winning projects and individuals are celebrated.

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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