This year we’ve once again a special showcase of the vital role of civil engineers in building, maintaining and transforming the capital’s infrastructure and built environment, in partnership with The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). ICE is organising a series of walks, tours and boat trips to celebrate and explore innovative engineering of the past, present and future, including visits to ICE London Civil Engineering Award winning projects.
In addition, hear what the next generation of professionals are working on in events and open departments at the leading engineering faculties at London universities; UCL, Kingston University, LSBU and Brunel
major transport and infrastructure at London King’s Cross Station, Emirates Airline cable car, Canary Wharf Crossrail Station Construction Site, and the proposed new airport for London on the ICE Hoo Peninsula boat tour
the Thames with the Thames Barrier & Information Centre, the tidal Thames walk with Thames Estuary Partnership, and the ICE Engineering Heritage boat tours
water and waste at Lee Tunnel & Beckton Sludge Power Generator, Crossness Engines House, King George V Pumping Station, Abbey Mills Pumping Station and Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility, and
energy at Closed Loop Recycling and SELCHP
Olympic Park legacy with the boat tours of the perimeter of the Site with London Legacy Development Corporation, plus events at Hackney Wick’s White Building. With the Olympic and Paralympic Games over, this summer has seen a renewed fascination with London, and the legacy of the games for East London is hugely important. A film 'Engineering the Olympic Park', produced by ICE London includes interviews with key Olympic Delivery Authority figures responsible for the construction of the park, and features fascinating time-lapse filming of the park’s construction. Watch the film here
ICE Award Winners including Exhibition Road are flagged with their logo in the listings, and in addition, ICE is offering an exclusive opportunity to visit their HQ, on the Friday afternoon before the event kicks off!
Ballots for these events are now closed, except for some additional spaces for release on Weds 19th September to coincide with the ICE interview on Robert Elms BBC London 94.9fm at 2pm - find the email application links here
“Open House provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase to the wider public the vital role that engineers play in enhancing quality of life and prosperity in the capital. The ICE is delighted to be an official partner this year and we hope that our boat tours, site visits and guided walks will excite and engage a broad range of people of all ages in a better appreciation of the built environment and civil engineering.”. Miranda Housden, Director of ICE London