A ‘Historic Civil Engineering Landmark’ award has been given to the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), marked by the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at ICE’s headquarters during the Global Engineering Congress.
ASCE’s Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Program recognises historically significant local, national, and international civil engineering projects, structures, and sites. The programme aims to increase public appreciation of civil engineering contributions to the progress and development of society.
ICE has been recognised for its historical achievement as the world’s first professional engineering body, helping to grow and develop civil engineering as an official discipline and supporting individual civil engineers over its 200-year history.
Robin Kemper, ASCE President, and Professor Lord Robert Mair, ICE President, were joined by Glenn Hewus, President of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) at the unveiling of the commemorative plaque at One Great George Street.
Professor Lord Mair, ICE President, said
“We are grateful that ASCE has conferred this honour on ICE and that one of its hugely-valued Historic Civil Engineering Landmark plaques will be on permanent display at One Great George Street, the home of civil engineering.”
“ICE looks forward to ongoing partnership with ASCE, continuing on this journey together to transform lives through civil engineering for the next 200 years.”
ICE and ASCE have also renewed their Agreement of Co-operation, promoting the development of a closer working relationship. The agreement contains reciprocal arrangements, allowing each institution’s members to attend select meetings and participate in the local association activities of the other.
Eligible members of ASCE will also be entitled to a discount for ICE Associate Membership (AMICE).