Through its programme of events, report launches and engagement with government and industry leaders ICE has received a number of positive comments from leading figures.
“The ICE is an outstanding example of an evidence-based campaigning organisation; it never claims what it cannot prove and then it puts its case forward professionally and persuasively.”
Peter Luff MP FCIPR
Member of Parliament for Mid Worcestershire, former Chairman, Business and Enterprise Committee
"The Institution of Civil Engineers' independent advice on a number of projects has been greatly valued by the Government. In particular, I would like to thank the ICE for its continuing valuable contribution to Infrastructure UK's 2010/11 cost review. They helped the Government identify potential savings of £2 - £3billion a year from reducing the costs of delivery of the UK’s economic infrastructure projects. This is proof of how the public and private sectors can work together to improve the way we deliver UK infrastructure fit for the 21st century."
Lord Sassoon, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury
“ICE has a key role to play in addressing the twin challenges of infrastructure and of carbon and climate change. ICE has made significant contributions to the Infrastructure Cost Review and to the work of the Low Carbon Construction Innovation and Growth (IGT) Team. The Government will continue to work with ICE on major issues where the civil engineering community has a vital role in promoting growth and the transition to a low carbon future.”
Rt Hon Vince Cable MP
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
"I would like to thank the Institution of Civil Engineers for the constructive discussions they have had with Government on planning reform, and add my personal thanks for inviting me to a meeting of its Strategic Infrastructure Group. At a pivotal moment for the country's planning system, it was invaluable to hear reflections from senior industry figures. The breadth of expertise that the Institution was able to gather in one room ensured a very high quality of debate"
Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister for Decentralisation
"In the House of Lords we are reliant on external bodies providing us with timely and authoritative research to support our work. The ICE is always available to advise Members of both Houses - from all parties”
“I would like to say how grateful we are for the help and support of the organisations and individuals who have worked with us during the past year, and in particular the Institution of Civil Engineers. We hope that they will continue to support the group”
Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP, Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure
“No-one would describe the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) as irresponsible scaremongers or professional Cassandras. When it speaks out, the country would do well to listen.”