Council Member for the Americas
The Elected Council Member for the Americas is Richard Giffen. Richard represents the interests of all ICE Representatives and members from the region on ICE’s International Committee and Council. Should you wish to contact Richard, please email him at Richard.Giffen@arup.com. You can also contact any of our International Representatives directly by clicking on a particular country on the right side of this page.
For all of the latest International news, please download the ICE international newsletter December 2014.
The ICE Americas Sub-Committee is currently comprised of 12 representatives. These representatives help support the development of links with civil engineering associations in the Americas and assist in raising the profile of the Institution. In some areas of the Americas, our International Representatives are supported by volunteer committees.
For example, ICE members in the north eastern states of the USA are supported by the New York Metropolitan Area Local Association. The association is comprised of members of the ICE now living, working or retired in the North Eastern United States. They organize events, meetings, seminars and functions related to Civil Engineering issues and provide a forum for the exchange of opinions, ideas and information. For a full list of their upcoming and past events, please visit their website at www.iceusa.org.
The ICE West Indies Local Association based in Trinidad and Tobago is committed to promoting the activities of the ICE in the West Indies by building a strong network to sustain the exchange of ideas and knowledge among civil engineers, graduates, technicians, associates and students of the region.
The Association is dedicated to encouraging and supporting its members to become professionally qualified and thus increase their contribution, not only to the region but to the world. They have a Facebook page which you can visit here: www.facebook.com/ICEWILA.
Company Approved Training Scheme
ICE operates the Company Approved Training Scheme (CATS), designed to assist entry to into one of our professional grades of membership, in partnership with numerous companies and organisations. The CATS can often be used on a global basis subject to agreement with the host company or organisation. Please check www.ice.org.uk/approvedemployers to see if your employer operates a CATS and then check with the appropriate Training Manager or human resources department within your company to see whether the scheme extends to the country you are working in.
Please note that ICE is not in a position to oblige employers to extend a CATS to their satellite or overseas offices as in some cases, this may not be practical or possible for that employer.
For further details in relation to the global use of a CATS, please contact the Professional Development Manager, Mike Rogers – email@example.com.
For any enquiries, please contact the Area Manager for the Middle East, Africa and Americas, Brian da Cal, on +44 207 665 2005 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For contact details of your nearest Representative and activity in your country, please click on the country list on the right.