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.
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.
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.
Find our 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.