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ICE News

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Dawlish 2014

ICE seeks entries for its annual awards

The ICE is seeking nominations for people and projects for its 2015 Awards, which recognise outstanding civil engineering achievements, contributions to the profession, and services to the Institution.

Jason Le Masurier

Engineer revives career after accident

An ICE member who was severely injured in a kite surfing accident has told how he worked tirelessly for seven years to regain the use of his body, despite being told by doctors he would not walk again.

ICE and snow

‘ICE and Snow’ ski trip promotes civil engineering careers to school children

Children and their families combined skiing with model ski slope construction on the annual ICE organised “ICE & Snow” ski trip to Meribel in France last month.

David Balmforth

Balmforth meets Hong Kong media and launches ICE cities project

Hong Kong’s media gathered at the Construction Industry Council Zero Carbon Building in Hong Kong last week to meet ICE President David Balmforth.

ICE welcomes new draft CDM guidance

The ICE has welcomed a new draft Construction, Design and Management Regulations guidance package.

ICE and Snow trip promotes civils interest

Students, children, and their families engineered their own model ski slopes on the annual ICE-organised ICE & Snow ski trip to Meribel in France last month.

Engineering UK launch

Profile raising vital to efforts to head off civils skill shortage

Unless society truly understands the rewards of a career in engineering, the profession will struggle to attract and retain the world class workforce it will needs, the ICE said this week.

Penny Marshall

Raising the profile

Put the civils backdrop into the foreground.

Chrimes watch: Visions of the future

In my retirement speech to colleagues last July I related a story about an essay I wrote at the age of 16 about entrusting the future of the world to young people. In general this is a view that I have maintained.


ICE infrastructure campaign kicks off General Election year

The ICE this week began a campaign to persuade all of the political parties to put infrastructure at the heart of their economic plans in the run up to this year’s General Election.

ICE In-depth


Engtechs: Qualified success

As a pan-industry campaign to dramatically boost the number of engineering technicians enters its second year, Mark Hansford explores the reasons behind the move and weighs up progress so far.

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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