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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.
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.
We must improve how we communicate what civil engineering is all about.
Last month, the ICE’s Benevolent Fund held its second golf day at Brocket Hall golf club in Welwyn, Hertfordshire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A programme of activity including lectures, tours, round table events and media work took place last week to mark National Women in Engineering Day.
The ICE, in collaboration with standards body BSI, has launched the PAS 128 specification for underground utility detection, verification and location.
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.
This Tuesday (7 June) marked the 250th anniversary of the birth of John Rennie, the great contemporary, and at times rival, of Thomas Telford.