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Chartered status on the cards for civil engineering surveyors

18 Apr 13 Civil engineering surveyors are being put on the path towards professional recognition and chartered engineer status.

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has agreed to work with the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) to achieve professional engineering status for the latter’s candidates.

The two institutions have agreed to work together to help civil engineering surveyors gain Engineering Council registration as chartered engineers, incorporated engineers and engineering technicians. ICES will establish registration criteria as they apply to civil engineering surveyors, while ICE will provide help and advice to candidates in preparation for their professional reviews. The move is supported by the Engineering Council.

ICE president Professor Barry Clarke said: “ICE recognises the key role played by civil engineering surveyors in all stages of construction.  By their skill and competence, civil engineering surveyors reduce the risk of failure at any stage of a construction project. They help to underpin the sustainability of the industry by minimising and even eradicating the unnecessary wastes of time, resources, and money.

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“It is only right that ICE should work with ICES to assist this important group in being professionally recognised through Engineering Council registration.”

ICES president Alan Barrow added: "Attainment of chartered engineer status is something our members have long deserved. The roles of geospatial engineer and commercial manager are both critical to the civil engineering process and it is fitting that they should be recognised at the highest level. I have no doubt our members have the necessary expertise to meet the standards required for Engineering Council registration and that the civil engineering sector in the 21st century will benefit greatly from their recognition."

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