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ICE News

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Manchester transport

ICE transport panel seeks new members

The ICE is inviting new members to join its transport expert panel.

Sally Sudworth

Plagiarism: Facing the truth

How to avoid committing plagiarism.

ICE supports launch of young envoys network to help with community energy saving inititatives

Young people working towards a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award can complete the volunteering section by acting as “Energy Envoys” as a result of a new initiative set up with ICE support.

Kenichi Soga

Geotech conference attracts huge civil engineer audience in Edinburgh

Perhaps the largest conference of civil engineers ever seen in the UK was the 16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, held this year in Edinburgh. Over 1,150 participants attended the British Geotechnical Association event between 13 and 17 September.

Nathan Baker, ICE

Comment | Keeping up with the times

Skills transformation to transform industry.

ICE china skills deal

ICE signs skills exchange agreement with Chinese

The ICE and the China International Contractors Association (Chinca) have signed an employee exchange agreement under which Chinese and UK companies will swap staff to help them develop new skills and share insight into infrastructure development.

ice hq

One Great George Street wins top venue award

ICE’s One Great George Street headquarters has been named the World’s most prestigious conference venue in the Prestigious Star Awards.

Molly McKenzie

Engineers: Inspiring ourselves and others

We need to get more involved with society.

certificates ceremony

Family affair as engineers pick up certificates

Three civil engineers from the same family were all awarded with their ICE membership certificates at a special ceremony at One Great George Street earlier this month.

construction site

Comply with CDM 2015 now, urges ICE

The ICE has urged construction firms to ensure they are equipped to implement the updated Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) regulations, known as CDM 2015.

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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