ICE MEMBERS in Glasgow and West of Scotland have put themselves firmly in the vanguard of Glasgow's 'City of Architecture and Design' celebrations.
Celebrations are set to continue after a busy year organising cultural and historical events to support the festival. The heritage trail of bridges over the River Clyde and the bridges to schools project, in which school children built different forms of bridges in the city centre, are just two of the projects.
A conference on the impact of engineering on buildings at Strathclyde University on 16 and 17 September will welcome the famous engineer Santiago Calatrava. 'Supporting the city - the impact of engineering on buildings' will be backed by a publication edited by Professor Howard Wright.
The future of transportation engineering comes under scrutiny on 6-7 October. 'Urban transportation - the future' at the Glasgow Thistle Hotel will assess new technology and forms of funding to improve the transport infrastructure of cities. Participating cities in the conference include Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Leeds.
Meanwhile a meeting in Inverness on 21 September will call on engineers to come down from the Highlands and Islands to debate the motion 'This house considers that increasing commercial pressure on engineers is damaging the profession'.