ICE members are behind so much of what we do and many actively support our research and activity.
The ICE created seven Knowledge Networks that span the breadth of its strategic themes, where members and infrastructure experts help develop world-class insight and guidance. Knowledge Network members identify and contribute to the institution's activity, including knowledge, insights, policy and public affairs.
Engineers and other infrastructure specialists are invited to browse the list of Knowledge Networks.
Applicants should identify the networks that best match their specialism or area of professional interest before downloading and submitting the application form.
Applications are open to both members and non-members of the institution. ICE is a global institution and welcomes applications from all parts of the world.
Once submitted, the institution’s Community Advisory Boards will assess each candidate's personal statement and suitability to the network.
As a membership organisation and an employer, the ICE is committed to inclusivity.
Network members will be connected online and invited to attend Knowledge Café and roundtable events at the ICE, where they will network with fellow Knowledge Network specialists and debate key questions associated with the ICE Plan’s projects from their professional perspective.
Knowledge Network members will also be issued with requests to contribute to the research of knowledge, insights, policy and public affairs projects, as appropriate to their specialism, from the outset of their development.
Being part of a Knowledge Network offers members an opportunity to be recognised as a specialist in their field. They will learn from others and support fellow members grappling with some of the biggest issues facing the industry.
Members will also be able to help shape ICE priorities and, potentially, represent the ICE at public events, on ICE channels and in the media.
Whether it’s contributing to insight reports, policy statements, industry events or developing continued professional development (CPD) guidance, the Knowledge Networks will be at the heart of the ICE’s work.
The Decarbonisation Knowledge Network will support the ICE work programme to incentivise a more decarbonised infrastructure system, in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) 9.4 and 13.2.
Its work programme (2023-27) includes development of a renewed ICE Carbon Strategy with a roadmap and clear targets, building on tools such as PAS 2080. It will support activity for industry to adopt PAS 2080 as a low carbon infrastructure delivery standard, and support delivery of new tools, guidance and standards.
Work to progress the Low Carbon Concrete Routemap and its ongoing workstreams will include a new BSI Flex Low Carbon Concrete standard and the delivery of a Carbon Literacy programme, which will be embedded in the ICE’s CPD framework.
The Engineering Fundamentals and Behaviours Knowledge Network will support projects in the ICE work programme that aspire to enhance the knowledge, insight and ethical understanding of engineers wherever they work across the world, in line with UNSDG 17.9.
This work programme will include the development of a major lessons-learned report and event, with a focus on risk of failure in high-risk sectors. This will require input from a range of engineers and infrastructure specialists considering the design, risk, management, ethics, safety, health and wellbeing of the workforce and the public.
The Low Carbon Energy Knowledge Network will support projects in the ICE work programme aimed at delivering affordable and clean energy generation and distribution infrastructure, in line with UNSDG 7.
This work programme will include the development of research to inform the Low Carbon Energy section of the State of the Nation report and defining its subsequent recommendations. This will require input from specialists in all sections of the energy infrastructure industry to ensure that each method of energy generation and distribution is adequately considered.
The Productivity Knowledge Network will support projects in the ICE work programme to drive a more collaborative culture, both in the industry and among ourselves as professionals. It will examine how industry is driving modern methods of procurement and manufacture, and establishing data and digital technology at the heart of global infrastructure, in line with UNSDGs 8 and 9.
Following the publication of the Institution’s flagship State of the Nation report for 2022, the ongoing work programme will include the development of tools and guidance to support a more collaborative and productive culture, including how industry can leverage a digital transformation to enable this objective.
The work programme will also support the ongoing development of the Project 13 network in collaboration with the Infrastructure Client Group, and part three of the Systems Approach to Infrastructure Delivery series, building on Part 1 and Part 2.
The Sustainable, Resilient Infrastructure Knowledge Network will support projects in the ICE work programme to build resilience and mitigate the significant effects of climate change, in line with UNSDG 13.
This work programme will include the development of tools and guidance to manage and respond to flood risk, effective design and development of nature-based solutions, plus maritime and coastal management. The UN Sustainable Development Goals will be the cornerstone of this work programme.
The Transport and Mobility Knowledge Network will support projects in the ICE work programme to build, renew and maintain technology-focused mobility and transportation infrastructure networks and systems, in line with UNSDG 11.
This work programme will include the development of research to inform the Transport and Mobility section of the State of the Nation report and defining its subsequent recommendations. This will require input from specialists in all sections of the transport infrastructure industry to ensure that each mode is adequately considered.
The Water and Sanitation Knowledge Network will support projects in the ICE work programme that aspire to transform the availability of potable water and sanitation across the world, in line with UNSDG 6.
This work programme will include the development of the Water and Sanitation section of the State of the Nation report, and the development of its subsequent recommendations. This will require input from a multitude of specialists in the water and sanitation industry to ensure that all methods of catchment, treatment, management and distribution are fully considered.