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The Clifton Suspension Bridge, based on Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s original design, opened 150 years ago this month. Assisted with funding from ICE, construction of the bridge was completed five years after the renowned civil engineer died, as the result of pressure from members of the ICE who believed it “a fitting monument to their late friend and colleague”.
ICE director general, Nick Baveystock joined Treasury chief secretary Danny Alexander and Treasury commercial secretary Lord Deighton at the launch of the National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) at the ICE’s One Great George Street headquarters on 2 December.
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ICE North east has launched a new guide documenting historical engineering feats dating back to Hadrian’s Wall.
New ICE President David Balmforth presented certificates to six pupils from Trinity High School and Stonelaw High School in Rutherglen, Scotland, following their involvement in a project to help to address the skills shortage in Scotland.
Primary schools in Rochester, Maidstone and Tonbridge are to receive free education and teaching materials to encourage younger children to find out more about engineering.
Civil engineers working across a number of key infrastructure sectors such as water, rail and power have a “very good” understanding of what building information modelling (BIM) is and the benefits it can deliver, according to a second “heat map” produced by the ICE.
ICE Benevolent Fund chairman William Kemp unveiled a special plaque to mark the opening of the Fund’s new apartments and head office at Mill Hill Close in Haywards Heath.
After 12 years with the ICE, membership director David Lloyd-Roach, has decided to leave the Institution at the end of the year.
Seven young geotechnical and geology engineering students have been awarded bursaries to support their studies from a special trust honouring the memory of engineer John Mitchell.
Incoming ICE president David Balmforth has clear views on the future engineer. He tells Mark Hansford what behaviours and skillsets he sees as key for civil engineers seeking to shape a better world.
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.
London’s early Underground projects taught engineers valuable lessons about tunnelling. Mike Chrimes reports as the Tube celebrates its 150th anniversary.
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.