ICE call for civil engineering projects for 200th anniversary programme

The people and projects that have transformed society will be the centrepiece of next year’s ICE 200 anniversary programme

The Falkirk Wheel is the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world (Image - Sean Mack - Own work, CC BY 2.5)
The Falkirk Wheel is the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world (Image - Sean Mack - Own work, CC BY 2.5)

The ICE 200 programme will feature the people and projects who have made an in impact on society across the UK and internationally, to tell the story of civil engineering over the past 200 years. The aim is to not only celebrate civil engineering, but to leave a legacy to inspire the next generation of engineers.

It will draw together 200 people or projects from across the UK and internationally. The story behind each will be told using a variety of media including short films, case studies, and a global interactive map on the ICE website. A 'coffee table' book will also be produced featuring beautifully photographed images and inspirational stories.

A brand new exhibition is also planned to showcase content from the 200 programme at ICE's Visit England accredited Infrastructure Learning Hub, currently home to the acclaimed Bridge Engineering exhibition.

If you have a project you think would make a good story, please get in touch with your regional support team by 30 March.

ICE Director of Engineering Knowledge, Nathan Baker, said:

"This is an exciting opportunity to explore the people, places and projects that have transformed the lives of communities across the globe. Civil engineers contribute a huge amount to society and yet not everyone knows the story of how, what or who helped to shape the fabric of modern civilisation. They are what you might call 'invisible superheroes'.

"The ICE 200 programme will tell these stories, looking at engineering greats and major engineering feats. It will also look ahead at what civil engineers will do to help shape the future of society in a new digital era."

The programme forms part of ICE's wider 200th anniversary activities that are being developed.

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