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Grab your 15 minutes of fame with Civils on the box

Do you wish there was more civil engineering on the tv?

Well, now you can do something about it.

On 19 March, 40 leading tv writers and producers will descend on the ICE to hunt out extraordinary projects and the people that make them happen.

The event, Pipe dreams or reality? , has been organised by the ICE in conjunction with production company PAWS, which specialises in engineering drama. It is a real chance for civil engineers to showcase their profession, said ICE press officer and event organiser Shona Cooper this week.

'We are not necessarily looking for the biggest and best projects, ' Cooper added. 'It doesn't matter if engineers are pouring concrete or building roundabouts. All that matters is that they really enthuse about their job.'

The evening will centre around three presentations. One will demonstrate the technical expertise involved in developing a showpiece project from the architect's drawing board to the completed structure.

Another will show the human aspect of civil engineering, focussing on the work of disaster relief organisations such as RedR.

The third will feature Channel 4 Drama commissioning editor Helen Gregory, scouting for Channel 4's answer to the BBC series Airport.

If you want to be on the box, explain in no more than 200 words why you should be there.

E-mail your case and a photograph of yourself to shona. cooper@ice. org. uk.

Entries must be in by 1 March, and you need to be available on 19 March. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

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