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Premature burial


Was there ever a profession so given to prematurely celebrating its demise as ours? (NCE 19 September) Am I the only one left, or are we simply failing to understand that today public services are delivered in a different way?

Consultants, contractors, local and central authorities contain a vast body of engineers at all levels of seniority playing a crucial role in the delivery of services to the public and GE Tucker (NCE letters 3 October) may be surprised to learn that today he may very well be a she!

The ICE continues to support municipal engineers, wherever they work through the AME, and at the last count there were nearly 40,000 ICE members engineering to support life in villages, town and cities, irrespective of who employs them.

Philomena Bach (F), chairman, AME, 1 Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA

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