Mike Macleod, FICE

I can still remember sitting in a physics classroom in school when a civil engineer came in to do a talk. From then on, I was clear about what I wanted to do.

Mike Macleod
Mike Macleod

I’ve been lucky to work on several rewarding projects, including some of London's skyscrapers, like the Pan Peninsula towers in Canary Wharf. At the time this was the tallest residential structure in Europe, which made building the foundations very challenging. It took a tremendous amount of drive, teamwork and some smart engineering solutions to deliver them in record time.

One of my roles was also working on the new Terminal 2A project at Heathrow Airport. Constructing the foundations to this iconic building within an operating airport was a great experience I’ll remember for years to come.

I joined ICE as a student member back in 1995 and used my experience working on projects to become professionally qualified (through ICE's Technical Report Route to membership). I became a fellow in December 2013.

For me fellowship was the ultimate professional achievement. I also wanted to test myself to see if I could meet the criteria, particularly because of the route I took to become chartered. I had set a personal target of becoming a fellow before I turned 40, which I missed by 4 days, but who’s counting?

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