ICE PRESIDENT Doug Oakervee is to lead an ICE delegation to the American Society of Civil Engineers conference this autumn.
Themed 'Charting the future', the conference promises to tackle the industry's most challenging current issues, affecting engineers internationally, through a series of seminars, round table discussions, keynote speeches and site visits.
Themes to be addressed include:
lThe challenge of finding industry leaders lProfessional indemnity lNew infrastructure maintenance and operation challenges lEngineering education lNew technical innovations The conference will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, from 20-23 October.
Oakervee's visit will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ICE's first formal visit to the US, led in 1904 by then president and director of Naval Construction Sir William White.
Oakervee is inviting institution members to accompany him.
The institution is negotiating a travel and accommodation package for members, who can register their interest with Allyson Lewis: allyson. lewis@ice. org. uk (020) 7665 2006.
The delegate fee before 3 September is $625 (£400), rising to $725 (£465) by 1 October.
INFOPLUS Details of the conference can be found at www. asce. org