ICE is the leading source of information and comment on all civil engineering issues. With the world's most prominent engineering professionals amongst our membership, we provide an authoritative view on news subjects such as transport policy, sustainable development, energy and water supply.

All posts (90):

  • A new energy committee report recognises that electricity storage technology can realise the potential of renewables

    Changing times - can UK energy stay on target?

    • Author: Gavin Miller
    • Date: 27 October, 2016

    Recent months have seen a reshuffle of Government departments and the vote to leave the EU. ICE’s Gavin Miller looks at what this means for keeping the UK’s energy policy on course.

    Read more
  • ICE is one of 38 professional engineering institutions which contributed to the Brexit report

    Engineering the post-Brexit future

    • Author: Gavin Miller
    • Date: 17 October, 2016

    Skills, standards, funding – the vote to leave the EU has raised some questions for the UK engineering sector. Today, engineering institutions published their recommendations for securing the best outcome from Brexit.

    Read more
  • New Street station, Birmingham. The Midlands Connect partnership will publish a transport strategy for the region in March 2017. Image: Bs0u10e01 [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

    Devolution and development

    • Author: Adrian Coy
    • Date: 14 October, 2016

    Adrian Coy sets out the need for English devolution deals to prioritise infrastructure development and provision of skills to realise their opportunities.

    Read more
  • ICE President Sir John Armitt is a member of the Thames estuary commission led by Lord Heseltine.

    Engineering a future for the Thames Estuary

    • Author: Rod Hulse
    • Date: 09 September, 2016

    Despite significant levels of investment in infrastructure, the Thames estuary still contains highly deprived areas. The Thames estuary commission’s long term vision must have these communities at its core.

    Read more
  • ICE President Sir John Armitt is chairing a Brexit Leadership Group representing the infrastructure and construction industry

    Industry must unite to make Brexit a success

    • Author: Sir John Armitt
    • Date: 11 August, 2016

    ICE President Sir John Armitt calls for the infrastructure and construction industry to unite around a clear post-Brexit vision.

    Read more
  • The M25 running through Buckinghamshire, one of the counties making up England’s Economic Hearltand. Image credit: Timo Newton-Syms [CC BY-SA 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

    Engines, Powerhouses and now a Heartland

    • Author: Ben Goodwin
    • Date: 05 August, 2016

    England's Economic Heartland – covering Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, and Northamptonshire among others – is the  latest regional initiative following the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine.

    Read more
  • Fast and powerful 5G networks have the potential to change how we design, deliver and operate our infrastructure

    ICE sets out industry perspectives on 5G technology

    • Author: Kelly Forbes
    • Date: 03 August, 2016

    ICE Policy Manager, Kelly Forbes, outlines the scope of the National Infrastructure Commission’s latest inquiry into 5G technology, and summarizes ICE’s response.

    Read more
  • Representatives from across the profession meet in Parliament to celebrate women in engineering.

    Women, engineering and politics

    • Author: Anusha Shah
    • Date: 01 August, 2016

    ICE Fellow, Anusha Shah, describes a gathering of women engineers in Parliament which she attended last month and discusses the role of engineers in politics.

    Read more
  • London is one of 11 UK cities where electricity demand is forecast to grow faster than average. Image credit: Alexis Díaz Martín [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons.

    Powering future cities in the UK

    • Author: Sacha Deshmukh
    • Date: 20 July, 2016

    Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive of Smart Energy GB says there is huge potential for smart energy systems in urban areas to be part of the “smart city” revolution.

    Read more
  • Sir John Armitt is a member of the National Infrastructure Commission and former chair of the Olympic Delivery Authority.

    Political unity, bold decisions and commitment will help to lift cloud of uncertainty over infrastructure industry

    • Author: Sir John Armitt
    • Date: 13 July, 2016

    From skills to regulations to investment, the effects of Brexit will be felt at all levels of our industry. Sir John Armitt looks at how we can overcome the challenges.

    Read more