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Council round-up

ICE news

Council approved the ICE's decision to decline an invitation from the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE) to join a new 'Institution of Engineering and Technology'.

Council objected to the name of the new body being pushed by the IEE and IIE, arguing that it 'does not represent 'panengineering' as it purports'.

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) Futures Group - a partnership between 11 built and natural environment institutions - met on 12 October to discuss the formation of an 'Academy for the Built Environment' to look at knowledge and professional issues.

Council member Paul Jowitt presented a paper on the progress of Engineers Without Frontiers. The commission has established four working groups: Appropriate Standards;Young People and Leadership; Procurement and Contract Issues and Communication and Engagement. Jowitt's presentation is available on the ICE website.

The ICE council has agreed to nominate one ICE member onto the board of Structural Engineers Registration, a company set up by the Institution of Structural Engineers to register structural engineers to practise in Scotland under the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004. The CIC will also nominate a director. ICE Glasgow and West of Scotland region will also appoint an ICE member to the company's joint audit panel.

The ICE finance department reported an operating surplus of £181,000, largely due to an unrealised gain of £101,000 on investments. It also reported a gross loss of £14,000 at the presidential conference in June this year. Subscription income stood at £8.38M for the year up to July.

The ICE is considering becoming a licensed body to award 'Chartered Scientist' status to ICE members on behalf of the Science Council.

Council agreed that the number of members of the 'All Reservoirs Panel' should be increased from five to six. Council also agreed that an additional reservoir owner or 'enforcement authority' representative should be appointed to the ICE reservoirs committee which appoints members to the panel.

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