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Consider this. . .

Letters

I was surprised and offended that NCE, which carries the strapline 'the magazine of the Institution of Civil Engineers', should resort to using four-letter words, twice, in the Peter Hendy article (NCE, 9 November).

The Institution and its members are trying hard to encourage the public, and particularly the young, to see civil engineering as a profession with the highest standards.

This publication may be read by the young - you should consider that. This publication is read by our members - you should consider that. This publication has a responsibility to maintain standards - you should consider that.

You have damaged our reputation by this action.

And you have damaged your relationship with the members of this Institution.

If it tells us nothing else, the corporate responsibility agenda tells us that we need to apply the same standards we would apply in our own homes to the standards, ethics and professionalism we adopt in our workplace, and with our colleagues and customers. And yes all our members are all customers of yours.

For the benefit of our members through the pages of this magazine, I would like to confirm that I have asked the editorial panel to review this issue with your team.

Let members be reminded that NCE magazine is an Emap publication. ICE has no editorial control over its content. There are few times when I wish we had, and this incident is one of them.

Quentin Leiper, president, Institution of Civil Engineers, 1 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

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