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The ICE has launched an electronic guide to managing infrastructure disruption during severe weather.It has published the guide to help engineers after successive winters of severe weather and intense rain storms caused serious disruption to UK’s transport infrastructure. Despite these events, periods of extreme weather are still rare in the UK, making it hard to plan responses.The Extreme Weather Guide provides information and advice to engineers on a range of adverse weather c
ICE lobbying has persuaded ministers to accept the case for using infrastructure investment to tackle poverty in the developing world.
ICE Council crunches the numbersSubscription
Keeping the ICE on a sound financial footing during the economic downturn was a key focus of the last ICE Council meeting of 2011.
It could take 50 years for Japan’s nuclear industry to recover from the 2011 tsunami, and the reconstruction of Japanese coastal ports to take up to two decades, a key figure involved in the country’s reconstruction has told the ICE.
ICE welcomes plans for low carbon UKSubscription
ICE director general Tom Foulkes has said the construction industry can expect to play “a massive role” in meeting the carbon reduction commitments set out by the government in its Carbon Plan last week.
Scottish Parliament is unready for independence from England, business leader tells engineersSubscription
A key business leader last week told engineers of his doubts that the Scottish parliament was ready for independence from the rest of the UK.
Future use of fossil fuel in Scotland will be “unavoidable”, and renewables cannot be relied upon to keep the lights on, an ICE Scotland representative said last week.
A key business leader has called into question the preparedness of the Scottish parliament for independence from the UK.
Moving with the marketSubscription
Assessing sustainability in civil engineering requires constant assessment of your own methods, as Ceequal chief executive Roger Venables tells Olivia Gagan.
Respect local water management, ICE says Subscription
International aid organisations and development agencies should avoid imposing their own water management solutions on communities with their own successful strategies, says a new ICE report published last week.Major non-governmental organisations (NGOs) should build on practices which are often thousands of years old, when when planning water resources in developing countries, the Managing Water Locally report says. The report is published by the ICE and charities Oxfam and Wate