ENGINEERS AND engineering technicians belonging to other professional institutions are being encouraged to 'develop their professionalism further' by switching to the ICE.
The ICE's decision to lure chartered engineers, incorporated engineers and engineering technicians from other institutions came after Council voted to re-introduce a system that had been allowed to lapse in1999.
Under the scheme, engineers who have been CEng, IEng or EngTech for two years with one of eight other chartered engineering organisations can join the ICE.
Prospective members will need sponsorship from four current members of the ICE, and to provide evidence of having completed at least five days' continuing professional development a year over the past five years.
All applications will be considered by a panel of ICE members.
From next year a fee of ú100 will be payable, but this year the fee is fixed at ú50 only.
Members are welcomed from the following institutions:
Institution of Structural Engineers
Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers
Institution of Highways and Incorporated Engineers (Eng/EngTech only)
lnstitution of Mechanical Engineers (CEng only)
Institution of Electrical Engineers (CEng only)
Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management
Institution of Water Officers (Eng/EngTech only)
lnstitution of Highways & Transportation