Opening membership of the ICE to a wider group of built environment professionals will be ’mutually beneficial’, according to the ICE director general.
The Associate Member (AMICE) grade is being offered to associated professionals such as architects, lawyers and accountants following overwhelming support from current members.
“Our members are increasingly working in inter-disciplinary teams to deliver the increasingly complex outcomes demanded by our clients and the public,” said ICE director general Nick Baveystock.
“Many of these colleagues will spend their whole careers contributing to infrastructure projects. They may never seek to qualify as engineers but we know that many of them would value and benefit from a closer relationship with the institution. And of course this is mutually beneficial – helping us deepening ICE’s pool of knowledge, making us more relevant to a changing industry and growing our influence with opinion formers across the world.”
The move reflects the mix of modern engineering teams working on major projects. It will allow allied professionals to benefit from ICE membership perks as well as share their knowledge with existing members.
AMICE can be applied for through the ICE website.
What does AMICE offer?
- Access to knowledge resources, helping improve job performance.
- Networking opportunities with industry influencers.
- AMICE post-nominal letters.
- Access to One Great George Street, including the Member Resource Hub and discounts at the café and brasserie.
- Complimentary online subscription to New Civil Engineer.