ICE is launching these groups across a variety of subjects, inviting members and infrastructure experts to help develop world-class insight and guidance.
The ICE has opened applications to new Knowledge Networks that will identify and help address key infrastructure challenges facing the profession.
What are the Knowledge Networks?
The ICE is building expert networks across a spectrum of subject areas to advance global infrastructure performance.
They will also support the development of products that build competence and advance thinking on major world issues.
Members of the networks will contribute to the wider understanding of their subject area, leading the way in research, and ultimately improving the performance of the global infrastructure industry.
To fulfil this commitment, the institution is establishing Knowledge Networks of engineers and infrastructure specialists who share a common objective and professional interest.
There are 50 different networks across a range of subjects that have been identified by the ICE’s Community Advisory Boards, that are aligned with the institution’s strategic objectives as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The Knowledge Networks will cover a range of engineering and infrastructure specialisms, such as:
- carbon measurement
- infrastructure resilience
- climate change & flooding
- wastewater treatment
- digital twins
- people & community engagement
- Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA)
- building structures design
- Highways Infrastructure Asset Management
How will the networks operate?
Network members will be connected online and invited to attend two events a year, held in July and December, to identify projects and work with ICE teams in writing work proposals.
They'll also be asked to contribute to knowledge, insights, policy, and public affairs projects as appropriate to their specialism.
What will network members gain?
Being part of a Knowledge Network offers members an opportunity to be recognised as a specialist in their field. They will learn from others and support fellow members grappling with some of the biggest issues facing the industry.
It will also allow them to help shape ICE priorities and potentially represent the ICE at public events, on ICE channels, and in the media.
Whether it’s contributing to insight reports, policy statements, industry events, or developing CPD guidance, the Knowledge Networks will be at the heart of the ICE’s work.
How to join a Knowledge Network
Engineers and other infrastructure specialists are invited to browse the list of Knowledge Networks.
Applicants should identify the networks that best match their specialism or area of professional interest before downloading and submitting the application form.
Applications are open to both members and non-members of the institution. ICE is a global institution and welcomes applications from all parts of the world.
Once submitted, the institution’s Community Advisory Boards will assess each candidate's personal statement and suitability to the network.
As a membership organisation and an employer, the ICE is committed to inclusivity.
The institution values the diversity that people with differing backgrounds, skills, and abilities bring, and warmly welcomes applications from all backgrounds.