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Institution of Civil Engineers

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1869. Thomas H. Wyatt - Architect.
1869.

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1868. Exhibition shown at the Institution of Civil Engineers.
1895. Designed by Charles Barry (1823-1900).
1895.
1895.
1913.
1937. Complete Building.

See also Institution of Civil Engineers: Proceedings

Founded on 2 January 1818, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association, based in central London, representing civil engineers. Based at 25 Great George Street, London.

1816 The initiative to found the Institution was taken by three young engineers, Henry Robinson Palmer, William Nicholson Maudslay and Joshua Field.

Mr. Henry Robinson Palmer, who was then articled to Mr. Bryan Donkin, suggested to Mr. Joshua Field the idea of forming a Society of Young Engineers, for their mutual improvement in mechanical and engineering science.

1818 The three men organised an inaugural meeting on 2 January at the Kendal Coffee House in Fleet Street. Those present were Mr. Palmer, Mr. Field, Mr. Maudslay, Mr. James Jones, Mr. Charles Collinge, and Mr. James Ashwell[1]

1818 The society was regularly constituted on the 2nd February. The original six were afterwards joined by Mr. Thomas Maudslay and Mr. John T. Lethbridge.

1819 The number of members was increased to 11.

1820 Mr. Telford was formally installed as president. For later holders of this office see Institution of Civil Engineers: Presidents

1836 Total of 146 members and 100 associates, and 14 honorary members, totally 254 (sic)[2]

1845 The Smeatonian Society gave its collections of plans and reports to the Institution of Civil Engineers

1846 Membership had grown to 600

1856 Membership was 797

1866 Membership was 1339

1876 Membership of 2884

1878. The constitution was discussed in The Engineer 1878/12/06.

1886 Membership had reached 5100.

1890-1891 Annual report : The Engineer 1891/06/05.

1982 There were 64, 241 recorded members. Address in Westminster.[3]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1863/12/25
  2. The Engineer 1886/06/94
  3. The Engineer 1982/10/07
  • [1] Wikipedia
  • The Engineer 1862/02/12