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Banners fly high as civil engineering campaign builds

Four projects showed off their “This is Civil Engineering” banners during the first week of the ICE’s campaign launch. Around 15 more banner-raising events are planned this week.

Civil engineering companies including Arup, Atkins, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Mott MacDonald, Thames Water and ICE members have been taking part along with project teams.

They have been using Twitter, sharing photos of their projects and showcasing the benefit to the public using the hashtag #thisiscivilengineering.

The campaign is part of the ICE’s Commit to Infrastructure General Election campaign. The Institution hopes it will emphasise to politicians the importance of sustained infrastructure investment.

Projects that have been flying “This is Civil Engineering” banners so far include Costain and EM Highways’ M54 upgrades, the Leeds City flood alleviation scheme - delivered by Bam Nuttall, Mott MacDonald and Arup - and McLaughlin & Harvey’s Waterfront Exhibition and Conference Centre expansion project in Belfast.

ICE president David Balmforth, also unveiled a new banner at Teesport in North Yorkshire with the team behind the reconstruction of Quay 1.

The project will increase the Port’s capacity to handle larger vessels.

This week’s banner unveilings include Transport Scotland’s Queensferry Bridge, Costain’s Heysham M6 link project and Kier’s £80M waste facility project in Wakefield.

The campaign runs from until 24 April but projects are invited to put “This is civil engineering banners on their site hoardings beyond that date. Those
interested should contact thisis@ice.org.uk

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