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ICE Learning Hub update - April

24 April 2020

The latest learning programme provides an overview and background information behind the concept of the Lines of Defence - the ‘Swiss-Cheese Model’ of risk management.

ICE Learning Hub update - April

The Swiss Cheese model of risk management

This model was promulgated through ICE’s In Plain Sight (2018) report, emphasizing that all engineers have roles to play in mitigating and managing risk.

Upon completion of these modules, the learner shall:

  • Understand the nature of risk and how this can result in failure;
  • Be able to draw connections among ideas which help identify, apply and ensure that risk does not result in failure;
  • Translate the importance of sharing lessons learnt;
  • Remember the importance of ICE’s code of conduct and its relation to risk management
  • Understand and interpret good governance structures within organisations for handling risk
  • Develop good practice for learning from incidents and near misses”

Relevant modules also include:

ICE Ethics and professionalism competency assurance programme

This programme takes you through aspects of ethics and professionalism you must know as a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. It will provide you with a good level of knowledge and understanding around the ICE Code of Professional Conduct and the six ICE rules of professional conduct. By completing this programme you will have the ability to interpret and apply the rules of professional conduct and understand the ICE advice on ethical conduct.

The ICE Health and Safety Programme for: Senior Engineers, Project Managers, Managers

This programme looks to provide health and safety developmental support to ICE Members. This programme provides a lifelong learning toolkit of support for industry professionals throughout their careers. From those relatively new to industry to those further along the career spectrum the H&S toolkit will help you understand the key areas of H&S to learn, understand and utilise at your individual career point.

Assessing the condition of existing or damaged reinforced concrete structures

The need for concrete in construction has led to its combination with steel reinforcing bars to provide tensile strength not readily available to concrete in isolation. The formation of the steel-concrete composite has enabled the construction of taller buildings, longer bridges, more environmentally friendly and more architecturally challenging structures than any previously imagined. However, steel corrosion is by far the biggest durability issue for reinforced concrete structures, although other deterioration mechanisms will lead to attack of the concrete itself, such as freeze-thaw scaling, moisture, acid or sulphate attack, thermal cracking, shrinkage from drying, impact, erosion, and wear.In this programme, we will examine methods of design, protection and analysis for damaged/corroded reinforced concrete structures.

The benefits of collaboration and alliancing on infrastructure projects (including NEC4)

Both the Government Construction Strategy and the Infrastructure UK Cost Review have identified that efficiency savings could be delivered through reforming procurement practices and effecting behavioural and culture change.

In this programme, ICE covers the topic of infrastructure alliancing and how collaborative working practices can be and have been adopted successfully globally to offer substantial efficiency savings.

By completing these modules, you will have evaluated the benefits of collaboration and analysed a code of practice for alliancing on infrastructure projects.

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