Author Archives: Andy Bolton

ICE in virtual work experience initiative


Young people considering a career in engineering will have the opportunity to undertake virtual work experience as a result of a new ICE initiative.

Civil Engineers: Shaping the World is a virtual work experience programme which has been launched to inspire young people to take up careers in civil engineering. The…

Lighthouse | Rebuilding trust in troubled water industry is paramount


For some time the water sector’s to-do list has been extensive and challenging.

For some time the water sector’s to-do list has been extensive and challenging. This includes reducing overflows from sewers, improving river quality, reducing leaks and increasing the rate of asset replacement for water and wastewater networks. All this…

ICE announces winning people and projects in its 2023 awards


Engineers and civil engineering projects that are leading efforts to tackle climate change and improve the industry have been recognised in this year’s ICE Awards.

Many individuals won awards for their contributions to the profession or to the ICE. The ICE Awards celebrate the achievements of people and projects in the…

ICE invites entries to 2023 Merit game


The ICE is encouraging young engineers to sign up for the chance to see what it is like to own and run their own construction company.

The 2023 Management, Enterprise, Risk, Innovation and Teamwork (Merit) competition is now open for registration. The competition is supported by the ICE’s management board. Competitors…

Vice President’s View | Measuring members’ expertise


Continuing professional development (CPD) plays a crucial role in maintaining up to date skills and ensuring the safety of the infrastructure we all rely on. In a constantly evolving world where tackling the effects of climate change and the biodiversity crisis are imperative, infrastructure professionals must actively engage in keeping…

Trustee’s View | Building solid financial foundations


As a professional engineering institution, the ICE has many functions. At its core is a duty to support members in creating a better world for society. We do that by maintaining professional standards, leading the debate around infrastructure and the built environment and providing an unmatched level of training, knowledge…

Innovation Showcase | ADS SuDs system includes pollutions removal


Designing SuDS to remove pollution from surface water must match likely levels of pollution with the performance of SuDS elements. Advanced Drainage Systems UK manager Stuart Crisp reports.

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) should be designed with water quantity and water quality in mind. Yet often the water quality element is overlooked,…

Spotlight | Regional partnerships for infrastructure


I do not think many would argue the need to change the way infrastructure is planned, financed and delivered. It is a conversation we often say needs to be held at a national level. But the same issues also apply at a regional level. In the East Midlands we recognised…