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Have your say on 2 new ICE research projects

11 April 2022

The ICE knowledge team is calling for input from people at all levels of experience and from all sectors of the industry on the subjects of productivity and sustainability. 

Have your say on 2 new ICE research projects
The Insights team is looking for input from all sectors of the industry, all job roles within it and all levels of experience. Image credit: Alpha P/Shutterstock

Members are being called to help shape two new ICE research projects.

The projects are on the themes of productivity and sustainability. They will explore issues such as the role of nature-based solutions in flood risk management and the challenge of attracting finance to low carbon projects.

Anyone with an interest in these areas is being invited to give input and feedback on them.

The projects are part of the ICE’s Insights programme, which aims to identify trends and challenges that society faces, and how civil engineers can deal with them.

The ICE Insights will be used to inform the stakeholders who are most able to effect change in the industry.

These projects come alongisde ICE's new CPD knoweldge programme.

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How are Insights generated?

The ICE knowledge team supports ICE’s Community Advisory Boards and Knowledge Networks to identify topical issues for research.

Each identified topic is scoped and prepared by the team and then presented to the ICE’s Learning Society Committee for assessment.

Once approved, a team of experts is established to guide and inform an initial paper that develops the topic in question and delves deeper into the next steps.

The paper is then shared for wider review and comment by ICE members to ensure that the project provides the most benefit to the target audience.

After consultation, a more detailed report will be published.

This will be accompanied by case studies, podcasts, seminars, and launch events where appropriate.

How can members support this work?

ICE will advertise calls for feedback on initial Insights working papers through the Knowledge Newsletter.

Two such papers are due to be published later this month.

Those who’d like to share their thoughts should subscribe to the newsletter.

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ICE also welcomes member feedback on final reports to improve future work.

The most recent paper was ‘Moving beyond COP26’, which looks at the implications of COP26 on the work of civil engineers and identifies key follow-up actions for the ICE and its members.

Please email the ICE knowledge team if you have any feedback on this paper.

  • Mark Hansford, director of engineering knowledge at ICE