Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Scotland builds up Czech links

EAST OF SCOTLAND Association has strengthened its links with the Czech Republic with an official visit to the capital city Prague.

ICE members set out to further dialogue with the Czech Institution of Structural & Civil Engineers (CSSI) and with the Czech Chamber of Certified Engineers & Technicians (CKAIT), the authorising body through which Czech engineers receive clearance to practice.

Scottish executive secretary Wylie Cunningham described the dialogue as 'tremendously encouraging'.

'We met a lot of people who want to get involved and who are keen to develop a relationship, ' he said.

Cunningham, East of Scotland chairman Alex Macauley and past chairman Douglas McBeth held detailed discussions with CSSI president Miloslav Pavlik, and foreign committee chariman Jiri Plicka, and CKAIT chairman Vaclav Mach and vice-chairman Bohumil Rusek.

Talks focused on the European Council of Civil Engineers' aspirations for 'advanced international relationships to mutual benefit', comparing civil engineering in the two countries.

But the visit was not all office work. The delegation found time for a trip to the historic Bohemian city of Hradec Kralove where they met regional officials of both the CSSI and the CKAIT to discuss and study how the two organisations work at local level.

One of the highlights of the trip was the inaugural joint meeting of the ICE, CSSI and CKAIT, which followed an event in June when the East of Scotland Association held a reception in Edinburgh for 45 Czech engineers and technicians.

The talk by Paisley University's Professor Peter Bartos on advances in concrete technology was attended by 120 Czech engineers.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.