Institution of Civil Engineers

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE ) is an association of civil engineers based in London ( Great George Street in Westminster). Although it has mainly British civil engineers as members, and whose main representative is belong to her in 2008 about 80,000 members from over 150 countries.

In the UK there have been a 1771 Society of Civil Engineers by John Smeaton, named after his death Smeatonians. The actual ICE was founded in 1818 by three young engineers in a London coffee house and gained importance through the presidency of Thomas Telford. 1828, she received royal recognition ( Royal Charter ). 1839 drew this association in Great George Street, where in 1913 its current main office was built. Initially her also belonged to mechanical engineers, but in 1847 their own club, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, founded.

The company also publishes books and magazines in their own publishing ICE Publishing and is also the publisher Thomas Telford Ltd.. connected. She is also active in the training and organized since the 19th century checks to promote a high standard of quality in engineering in the UK.

They awarded several prizes, the Gold Medal, the Telford Medal ( for outstanding journal article ), the International Medal, the Warren Medal, the Brunel Medal.

The archive of the Association, the users requests, was declared in 2013 a World Soundtrack Awards. The applications for membership have been declared World Heritage documents because they provide a unique biographical overview of the engineers as well as their socio-economic backgrounds.