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ICE in action


Director international affairs, John Whitwell, attended the council of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) in Zurich, 31 August - 3 September.

President Roger Sainsbury chaired a session of a joint ICE/IStructE conference - Supporting the City, the influence of engineering on building - at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 16-17 September.

The ICE is organising a meeting to focus on current and future energy sources on 25 October. 'Energy for the Next century: The Engineering Dilemma,' will examine engineering needs for the next 30 years. Contact Nick Watts: (0171) 233 1743.

A group of engineers and scientists representing the nuclear British industry, including members of the BNES (British Nuclear Energy Society), made an exchange visit to the German Nuclear Society (KTG). The visit on 10 September, organised in partnership with the Institutions of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, took in the main nuclear research centre in Karlsruhe. For more information call Andrew Tilbrook on (0171) 7665 2241.


ICE has recently published briefing sheets on the following subjects: SACTRA report - Transport and the Economy, DETR: Speed Policy Review, RAMP (Risk Analysis and Management for Projects - 1998), DETR Consultation Document: Improving Rights of Way in England, Contaminated Land, part 1 - Investigation

Contaminated Land, part 2 - Remediation Railways Bill, 1999.

National Waste Management Strategy, UK Sustainable Development Strategy. For copies contact Robert Huxford: (0171) 665 2210. E-mail:

ICE's Structural and Building Board is organising a half-day meeting on 'Catastrophic Failures' to be held on 30 September at 2pm. The meeting will explore why building and civil engineering structures have failed in the past. Call Aisling Poyntz: on (0171) 665 2229. E-mail:

ICE's Structural and Building Board presents the annual ICE RIBA Lecture on 19 October at 5.30pm at Great George Street. Title of the lecture is 'Bridges for the Millennium'. Marco Goldschmied, RIBA president, will be in the chair. For more information contact Pauline Arundel on (0171) 665 2236. E-mail:

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