ICE Learning Hub programme update

An update for members on new programmes being added each month.

Members can get ready for ICE’s Coastal Management conference in September 2019 with a learning programme on appropriate coastal management, new to the ICE Learning Hub this month.  
Other newly added programmes include in situ testing techniques, the future of energy in the UK, highway project collaborations and partnering using LEAN principles, and trust in automotive cybersecurity. 

Appropriate coastal management 

This programme gives an overview of coastal management and current issues, explaining why traditional coastal management structures and strategies are no longer the most effective or affordable.  

It provides a series of case studies on ‘adaptation’, discussing alternative approaches to coastal management structures and strategies. This includes projects where managed retreat is not possible, as in the case of coastal nuclear power sites in the UK and coastal tourism and settlement in Barbados; nature-based solutions; and where effective stakeholder engagement proved critical for the approval of appropriate coastal management proposals. 

In situ testing techniques 

Information relating to ground conditions can be obtained in a number of ways, for example through remote sensing, boring and drilling, and sampling and laboratory testing. These modules explore common techniques, including penetration testing, vane testing, plate load testing, pressure meters and in situ permeability tests. Learners will find details of equipment and test methods, and potential difficulties and corrections. 

The future of energy in the UK 

This programme provides a clear understanding of the breadth of potential future energy sources and novel techniques for addressing future energy needs. With the closure of existing nuclear sources and delays to future nuclear power expected, programme users can gain a basic awareness of new and exciting aspects of energy systems management that can cover the anticipated energy gap. 

Collaboration, alliancing and LEAN approaches on highway projects 

In the 21st century, there has been a growing emphasis on collaborations and partnering in the construction industry using LEAN principles. The highways industry has been particularly strong in grasping this concept, but how does it work in practice? 

This programme will explain the collaborative planning system currently employed by Highways England, and those promoted by the Highway Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) for local roads. It will examine how LEAN principles and collaborative approaches are adopted through the supply chain, provide details of the tools and methodologies used, and show how partnerships and alliances are formed and the benefits achieved.  

By completing this package, learners will attain an understanding of existing collaborative working approaches, the use of LEAN principles, and the formation of partnerships in the highways supply chain. 

Trust in automotive cybersecurity 

This programme raises awareness of risk issues around connected vehicles and outlines recommendations for improving automotive cyber security. It explores the public’s attitude to autonomous vehicles, and how this can be assessed and possibly improved.