ICE Northern Ireland Summer Celebration Dinner 2022
The ICE – Institution of Civil Engineers summer celebration dinner took place on Friday 20th May 2022 at the Titanic Hotel Belfast, Northern Ireland. David Fletcher and Thomas Johnston attended the event with OCSC’ Belfast’s Keith Knox and Mike Patrick, there was a fantastic turn out and a great night had by all with long overdue catch ups with friends and colleagues. Many thanks to our guests Gary Mitchell, Gavin McCausland, Richard McCullough, John Dugdale, Darren McKinstry and Kenneth Boyd for joining us
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is one of the world’s most respected professional engineering associations. Since formed 200 years ago, they have attracted some of the most famous and influential civil engineers in history
In 1818 a small group of young engineers met in a London coffee shop and founded the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the world’s first professional engineering body.
They had hoped that lots of engineers from different engineering backgrounds would join the institution. However, civil engineering hadn’t really become an official profession yet, and before the 18th century most engineers were in the armed forces. After two years of struggling to attract new members, ICE asked Thomas Telford to become its first President. His appointment in 1820 not only gave ICE a major boost, it also played a huge part in shaping who we are today.