We've counted up the votes for the first ICE People's Choice Award – tomorrow afternoon we will be announcing the winner! #ICEpeopleschoice
Plans for 14 new 'garden villages' in the UK give us the chance to completely redesign life in the spaces we live in. So, how do you do it?

From architecture to cultural life: how would you design a city from scratch?

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Last chance to apply for the QUEST Eloise Plunkett Award! Newly qualified female civil engineers could receive funding of up to £2,500 for travel with a civil engineering focus. Applications close 27 January.

Eloise Plunkett Award

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Number 1 threat to global infrastructure revealed...

Squirrel 'threat' to critical infrastructure - BBC News

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The view from the Burj Khalifa in Dubai which was topped out at a towering 829m (2,722ft) on this day in 2009!

It's still the tallest structure ever built.
Have you listened to our engineering podcast yet?

In our latest episode, we speak to Mott MacDonald's Chris Chalk about the challenges of building a third runway at Heathrow airport.

Podcast - how will we build an additional runway at Heathrow airport?

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How awesome are some of these Antarctic base designs?!

How Antarctic bases went from wooden huts to sci-fi chic - BBC News

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Over 1 billion people do not have access to transport, but transport already accounts for 20% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions.

We look at the challenges, from rural roads for farmers to commuting by motorcycle in cities.

Transport’s role in ending global poverty

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How do you test a new train? Answer: In a warehouse in Austria.

Before the first Crossrail trains enter service in London this year, they're being pushed to their limits to see how they cope with temperatures from -25C to 40C and other extreme conditions.

Crossrail train carriage subjected to icy blasts and sweltering heats

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Know an excellent project or civil engineer who deserves to be recognised?

Our prestigious annual awards are open for nominations!

ICE Awards: Nominations now open

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A world first tidal energy project in Swansea Bay, Wales has been backed by a review and could now become reality.

What do you think? Excited by the engineering challenges and benefits of green energy, or do you think the it's too risky or expensive?

Hopes for £1.3bn Swansea Bay tidal lagoon backing - BBC News

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Have you visited our bridge engineering exhibition yet and seen the world record LEGO bridge span?

The exhibition runs until April, or you can explore it online now here:
This video of a road in rural Australia being surfaced has been viewed 14 million times, because... the internet.
ICE and Autodesk webinar answers the most common BIM questions construction professionals have. Register today at

The why, what and how of BIM for infrastructure, Webinar

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How green is your city? How the UK's top 10 urban areas compare for green space.

How green is your city? UK's top 10 mapped and ranked

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Happy New Year! As we do every January, we're celebrating our birthday.

In fact we're 199 years old this year! In 1818, three young engineers founded ICE in a coffee shop in London. Two years later, the great Thomas Telford - who designed the Menai Suspension Bridge in the picture - became the first President. You can read more about our history at
Is the term 'construction industry' outdated? Sakthy Selvakumaran explores the future of the industry and the engineer's role.

Is the term 'construction industry' outdated?

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As the Queensferry Crossing nears completion, discover how this major project is being delivered for only a third of its original estimated budget.

Buying Scotland’s big new bridge

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Moving house, Antarctic style...

Britain's Antarctic research station - which won an ICE award in 2014 for its unique design - is to be moved 23km inland after a growing crack in the ice shelf was discovered.

The structure is built on hydraulic legs and was designed to be moved for this very reason!

British Antarctic research station to be moved due to deep crack in the ice

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The city is perhaps the defining symbol of human life in the 21st century.

These images show how the skylines of Asia's biggest metropolises have transformed in a few decades, or in some cases years.

Ghost towns to megacities: Extreme skylines

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