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ICE seeks suggestions to spotlight civil engineering on BBC’s One Show

The ICE is helping the BBC’s “One Show” to help identify civil engineering stories - or project milestones for broadcast.

The One Show is on BBC1 at 7pm, Monday to Friday. It regularly features science, including engineering.

Some of these have been suggested by the ICE as part of its work to increase public awareness of civil engineering. The programme wants more projects to showcase in 2016. Its producers want to bring out the human interest stories rather than list projects now underway.

The items must surprise viewers by showing them how a project makes a difference to their lives or helping them to better understand the world around them.

They must also have a “wow factor” - perhaps using ground-breaking technology or quirky solutions. They should also have a visually dramatic aspect or milestone that works well for TV. The One Show also like
its presenter to get involved in a basic demonstration to explain the engineering aspects in a simple way.

The ICE has until 31 August to gather ideas. Filming will take place between February and June 2016, so any filming opportunities suggested must fall between these dates. Suggestions should be sent to press.office@ice.org.uk by 31 August and must include “One Show” in the subject box.

How to get on the One Show

If you are submitting an item, you should answer the following questions in non-technical language

  • What is the project and where is it?
  • What will it deliver?
  • How will this make a difference to the average person’s life?
  • What are the key things happening on the project between February and June 2016?
  • What would the One Show see if it came to film on these dates?
  • Explain the “wow factor” or point of interest?
  • Is there a way in which the One Show might be able to explain the engineering involved to viewers in simple and visual way?
  • Who should the One Show contact to find out more?

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