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ICE-y response

Letters

On 20 June, I thoroughly enjoyed the ICE Presidents' Question Time at Transport for London. I left feeling proud that the image and status of the engineering profession is now being more widely recognised.

In NCE last week, Hugh Ferguson, managing director of Thomas Telford tried to defend the commercial branding of the excellent conference facilities at the ICE as 'One Great George Street'. How can such a bland name be more prestigious than the 'Institution of Civil Engineers' - a centre of professional excellence?

I suggest the commercial success of OGGS results more from that professional excellence, than from its name.

Nigel King (M), High Hedges, Cadmore End, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 3PL

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