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Andrew Wyllie

 Costain boss to be new ICE vice president

ICE Council has approved the election of Costain chief executive Andrew Wyllie as vice president to join the team for the 2015/16 presidential year.


ICE welcomes infrastructure support in party manifestos

The ICE this week welcomed infrastructure commitments in the main parties’ General Election manifestos.

New membership director named

The ICE has appointed Seán Harris as its new membership director, replacing David Lloyd Roach who left the Institution in December 2014.

David Balmforth

Balmforth connects zombies with civils

ICE President David Balmforth, survived a “zombie apocalypse” when he visited Manor College in Hartlepool last week.

Great Hall, ICE, Great George Street

ICE headquarters stars in ‘Woman in Gold’ movie

The Great Hall at the ICE’s One Great George Street headquarters has been used as a backdrop for a key scene in the recently released film “Woman in Gold”, featuring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

Glen Owen

Viewpoint: Equal rights

Are we fair, inclusive and respectful?

Belfast This is civil engineering

Banners fly high as civil engineering campaign builds

Four projects showed off their “This is Civil Engineering” banners during the first week of the ICE’s campaign launch. Around 15 more banner-raising events are planned this week.

Vote for world class engineers

How we can future-proof our profession.

Andrew McNaughton

McNaughton to chair Thomas Telford board

The Board of Thomas Telford Limited (TTL) has appointed Andrew McNaughton (above) as chairman with immediate effect.

Training initiative for 2015 CDM regulations

The ICE has launched a new training series for professionals with a responsibility for health and safety to enable them to comply with new legal requirements set out in the 2015 CDM regulations update.

ICE In-depth

ICE North West Awards: Achieving Excellence

Individual civil engineers and civil engineering project achievements were celebrated at the ICE North West Awards 2015.

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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