The UK BIM Alliance has today (24 June) announced a new formal affiliation with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
Working together, the UK BIM Alliance and ICE will help realise shared objectives around the digital transformation of the built environment.
The ICE supports its members throughout their careers, working to raise the profile of civil engineers, highlight their work and professionalism, and inspire the next generation.
The new formal affiliation programme aims to bring together professional engineering institutions, trade associations and any other industry organisations to provide a consistent message and coordinated approach to digital transformation, working across silos to a shared objective.
Creating infrastructure for the future
Mark Hansford, ICE director of Engineering Knowledge, said: “The digital transformation of the industry will change the skillsets required of civil engineers.
“The ICE is pleased to be working with digital experts in the UK BIM Alliance so that we can give our members the knowledge they need to make this transition and continue to design, build and create an infrastructure that meets future needs.”
Gary Morton, UK BIM Alliance Affiliate team member, said: “The UK BIM Alliance are pleased to welcome the ICE to the affiliates programme, now more than ever digital and collaboration should become the backbone of the UK construction industry.
“The ICE is one of the first professional engineering institutions to get on-board and we look forward to working with them.”
This follows the recent affiliation of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), who joined The UK BIM Alliance’s affiliation programme to better perform in the built environment.