Royal Charter, By-laws and Regulations

The current Royal Charter and By-laws of the Institution of Civil Engineers came into effect from 3 November 2020. They incorporate amendments approved by a ballot of Corporate Members on 21 July 2020 and allowed by the Privy Council on 21 October 2020.

A shot of ICE's Royal Charter, first granted by King George IV on 3 June, 1828
A shot of ICE's Royal Charter, first granted by King George IV on 3 June, 1828

Promoting the profession

Our charter also outlines our commitment to promoting civil engineering around the world.

We do this in many ways, from influencing the politicians who make decisions on our infrastructure, to encouraging young people to understand and appreciate civil engineering.

Our charter today

As times change and the profession develops, we sometimes need to update our charter and By-laws. When we do this, our members and the Government need to approve any changes.

Regulations

Find out more about our history

ICE's library is one of the world's largest dedicated civil engineering libraries. It hosts thousands of current and historical works relating to civil engineering. It also holds a wealth of information on both ICE's history, and that of our members.

 
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