About ICE

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a registered charity (no. 210252; no. SC038629 [Scotland]) that strives to promote and progress civil engineering.

ICE was founded in 1818 by a small group of idealistic young men. We were granted a royal charter in 1828 where we declared that our aim was to "foster and promote the art and science of civil engineering". That is still our aim today. Now the number of members has grown, and ICE represents around 80,000 members worldwide. You can read more about ICE's history here.

In short, we help civil engineers to shape the world

We do this by:

  • Being a qualifying body - providing an internationally recognised civil engineering qualification
  • Being a centre of excellence for civil engineering knowledge
  • Promoting the civil engineering profession by ensuring that everyone understands the positive impact that civil engineers have on society

Members' handbook online

Invaluable information for both ICE staff and members

This members' handbook "Council Committees and Calendar 2015" is now available. It's an invaluable source of information for both ICE members and staff, listing the members of the following groups:

  • Council, ICE's governing body
  • ICE Group Directors
  • Past Presidents
  • Honorary Fellows
  • ICE committees and panels

The handbook also details our regional and international structure and provides ICE's key calendar of events and activities for the year ahead.

Download the handbook "Council Committees and Calendar 2015"

Council Governance Handbook 2014-15

This handbook has been produced to help Council members to discharge their duties as Trustees of the Institution. Whilst the Institution's By-laws are the authoritative document, this handbook provides a simple guide, drawing out the key regulations and protocols.

The main sections of the handbook cover:

  • Governance, Management and Leadership
  • Council and how it runs
  • Staff Organisation

Download the handbook "Council Covernance Handbook 2014-15"