Institution of Civil Engineers
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, representing civil engineering
Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings...
. Like its early membership, the majority of its current members are British
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engineers, but it also has members in more than 150 countries around the world. In 2008, its total membership stands at more than 80,000. In November 2010, Peter Hansford assumed office as the current President.
As a professional body, it is committed to support and promote professional learning (both to students and existing practitioners), managing professional ethics and safeguarding the status of engineers, and representing the interests of the profession in dealings with government, etc.