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ICE book celebrates 200th anniversary

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The ICE is inviting members to pre-order a limited edition copy of ICE 200, the official commemorative book for the Institution’s bicentenary.

The book features 200 submissions from members who identified civil engineering projects and people who have transformed lives. The submissions were among 500 received in response to a request to members in early 2017.

The ICE 200 Book committee, chaired by past president Gordon Masterton, reviewed all 500 submissions to produce a book which is balanced in terms of geography, sector, type and date as well as ensuring that key engineering lessons are considered. The Committee’s aim is to tell the varied stories of civil engineering, bringing to life the world that civil engineers have created and are passionate about, and explain the impact they have had on people’s lives.

Projects featured in the book are not necessarily high profile, or major schemes. It will include the ICE People’s Choice Award winner as the 200th project.

With so many high quality entries, the ICE is also looking at ways to use them over the next few years as part of the legacy of ICE 200. ICE director of engineering knowledge Nathan Baker said: “The response of the members has been superb and we now have so many examples of impactful engineering that we intend to include as many as possible on the ICE’s ‘What is Civil Engineering’ webpages and integrate them into our wider knowledge programmes.”

Royalties from book sales will help fund ICE’s future projects and campaigns to raise awareness of civil engineering.

The book is due to be launched in September 2018. l For more informatio. Click here to pre-order.

 

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