On Friday 21 September the Institution of Civil Engineers launched a new publication to commemorate 200 years of engineering excellence.
To mark its bicentenary, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has created the commemorative album Shaping the World as a beautifully designed book to showcase the 200 structures and engineering projects that have had the greatest impact on our lives.
The book celebrates the individuals and organisations that deliver the vital infrastructure we all rely on and as an official patron of the album Royal HaskoningDHV has been recognised for its work on the Bacton sandscaping project.
Produced in partnership with publisher St James’ House, this inspiring hardback was launched at the ICE’s headquarters just off Parliament Square in the City of Westminster, London on the evening of Friday 21 September.
Royal HaskoningDHV representatives were in attendance at event representing the company’s expertise in Maritime & Aviation, Industry & Buildings, Water and Transport & Planning.
Craig Huntbatch, UK Resident Director of Royal HaskoningDHV commented: “It’s fantastic to be part of this unique and prestigious publication to mark the ICE’s bicentenary. The book is designed to raise the profile of engineers and their role in protecting and enhancing lives across the world. The Bacton project is a great example of how we use innovative tools and techniques to change the way our industry works and it’s a great honour to be associated with the ICE in this way.”
Speaking ahead of the launch, Richard Freed, the CEO and owner of St James’s House, said: “The commemorative ICE album is yet another prestigious book in our long list of publications to mark landmark events such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. We are extremely proud of this book and honoured to be working alongside such exceptional companies and organisations on this project.”
Some 500 dignitaries from around the world – including local and central government representatives – as well as television and print media representatives attended the presentation of Shaping the World.