The digital transformation project ensures the improvement of educational standards for the benefit of the population

The Chartered Institute of Civil Engineers has announced a major investment as part of its ongoing digital transformation journey.

The initiative is firmly in line with the institution’s commitment to wholesale digital transformation across the civil engineering sector to support a 2050-ready construction industry.

The world-renowned organisation, based in Sale, Greater Manchester, today launched its new-look website as part of a £70,000 investment in digital technology and improving the way it works.

The redesigned website and new database offer a host of new services to the institution’s 5,000 members, including diverse and valuable training modules.

The platform now allows members of the institution to access an extensive online research library and a range of highly rated publications, events, the ability to update their profile details and make payments and bookings. The public will be able to freely view publications and book events online.

The role of the institution is to advance the science and art of engineering surveying for the benefit of the public by maintaining and promoting the standards of education, competence, practice and conduct of its members.

Simon Hamlin, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Engineering Surveyors (CICES), said: “This investment in digital technology is part of our commitment to our members and members of the public so they can have full confidence in engineering surveyors today and in the future.

“Everything that people see around them is built by someone in construction. But the world is changing and the way civil engineers work is becoming increasingly digital, so as an international training institution we are upskilling them and helping them stay digitally up-to-date, including through training and online resources.”

In a detailed report on the digital transformation required across global industries, published in the summer this year, CICES said: “The pace of technology development, particularly in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data management, means that the roles of surveyors will continue to change, requiring different skills.”

Darrell Smart, CICES director of operations, said: “We’ve worked hard to create a new online presence that fits the 21st century and gives our members the easiest path to continuous professional development. It provides a comprehensive digital resource for professionals, students and related experts in our sector.”

Members of the public can use the CICES website at freely access his publications and book tickets for a range of events, including the hugely popular Manchester lecture on ‘Northern Powerhouse – Raising the bar in the North West’ on 16 February 2023 at Lancashire Cricket Club, jointly organized by CICES and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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