Permanent Way Institution joins Joint Board of Moderators

The institution for rail infrastructure engineers becomes the fifth member of JBM, which sets the standards for civil engineering education in the UK.

The Permanent Way Institution will bring its rail infrastructure expertise to the board. Image credit: Shutterstock
The Permanent Way Institution will bring its rail infrastructure expertise to the board. Image credit: Shutterstock

The Permanent Way Institution (PWI) has joined ICE on the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM).

The JBM sets the standards for civil engineering education in the UK, bringing together the relevant engineering institutions, universities and colleges to accredit courses and qualifications that lead to professional qualification.

There are now five members on the JBM. The others are the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).

Adding railway infrastructure expertise

ICE head of qualifications, John Laverty, said: "ICE works in partnership with other institutions through JBM to provide a joined-up approach to engineering education in the built environment.


"The addition of PWI, with its specific interest in railway infrastructure, reinforces JBM’s role in accrediting degrees and approving vocational qualifications for the civil, structural, transportation and associated engineering disciplines."

By joining the JBM, Laverty said he looked forward to PWI joining the JBM on its "mission" to meet the net zero challenge. 

"The extraordinary challenge of the climate emergency is becoming a central cultural feature in the education of civil engineering students. Both ICE and JBM want to bring about that fundamental shift in perspective, to help engineers meet the major challenges facing society.

"We look forward to colleagues from PWI joining the JBM in that mission," he said.

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