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ICE's learning hub gets new funding

Infrastructure Learning Hub

Ramboll has joined forces with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) to help fund its Infrastructure Learning Hub (ILH), becoming the eleventh founding partner.

Opening at the ICE’s London headquarters in November, the ILH will be an interactive exhibition and learning space devoted to civil engineering.

The first exhibition, “Bridge Engineering”, will feature a 32m bridge made entirely out of Lego bricks which it is hoped will break a Guinness World Record for the longest Lego bridge.

Supporting the ICE’s “Shaping the World” initiative and Infrastructure Transformation programme, the hub will show visitors how engineers are tackling global challenges – such as climate change, increasing urban populations, and emerging technologies – and how these are changing the way infrastructure is used.

A key objective of the ILH is developing the skills and knowledge needed to attract and retain more engineers.

It will be designed to engage and motivate young learners as well as practicing engineers by offering professional services along with a mix of films, virtual reality headsets and model building materials such as Lego and K’nex.

Founding partners

  • Atkins
  • Aecom
  • Carillion
  • Costain
  • John Laing
  • Kier
  • Mace Foundation
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Ramboll
  • Vinci Construction UK
  • WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

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