ICE Skills - training and events for professional development in your organisation

Supported by ICE Training, the ICE Skills Conference will take place on 21 April at the ICE headquarters in the heart of Westminster. Topics will focus on the abilities your employees need in the post-recession economy, analysing the most effective ways of ensuring they have them. Key sessions include recognising transferable skills, maximising employee engagement and utilising diversity to ensure growth and development within your organisation.

The programme features presentations, question and answer sessions and professional networking opportunities. ICE Skills has drawn high profile speakers from across industry, including the Director and Global Head of Major Projects at WYG, the Skills and Employment Strategy Manager for HS2, and the Chief Executive of the Environment Agency.

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ICE training courses for professional skills development

Browse a selection of our available training programmes for March below. Programmes can be tailored for group in-house training sessions, or attended on an individual basis in ICE Training venues throughout the UK.

Getting it Right:
Geotechnical Data for Design
24 March
Getting it Right:
Ground Engineering
25 March
A one day training course that focusses on the acquisition of data and will help ensure you specify the right laboratory and field tests for your projects.

A one day training course, ideal for graduate professionals looking to build confidence in scoping and specifying the right ground investigations across their projects.

Delegates receive expert guidance on how to ask the right questions, specify the right tests, determine the design data they need, and have confidence that the reported data is relevant, reliable and correct. 
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After attending training, delegates will be able to implement practical and cost-effective ways in which to maximise key geotechnical information drawn from investigations, and identify and minimise geotechnical risk in a project. Find out more.
Principles of Construction Contracts
31 March
Earthworks: Theory and Practice
17 March

This two day programme has been specifically developed to provide attendees with a high level of commercial and contractual understanding and the confidence to use it in practice.

A two day training course that provides clarity and understanding on how to design, monitor, control and deliver successful earthworks projects.

The programme uses teaching, case study and group work to enrich and develop delegates' knowledge of the key components of construction contracts, including the law (both general and relating to contracts), the contracts (using specific examples), and the reality (what happens in practice). 
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This programme familiarises delegates with the compaction process, key characteristics of earthworks materials, and current specifications and codes. Across a series of interactive sessions, delegates will learn how to perform site investigation, monitor and measure plant performance, and prepare earthworks specifications.
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Also available as eLearning  
Reinforced Concrete Detailing for Designers | 17 March Reinforced Concrete Detailing of Building Structures | 25 March
This one day training course will teach delegates how to produce clear and unambiguous detailing and scheduling for building structures in the procurement and management of successful reinforced concrete detailing design project. Aimed at the structural CAD Technician this two day training course delivers the knowledge necessary for delegates to be able to deliver clear, consistent and rigorous structural detailing across projects.
By the end of this training course, delegates will be able to recognise and avoid the most common detailing mistakes in detailing practice, confidently produce necessary detailing information and communicate effectively with other detailing professionals.
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Over two days of interactive training, delegates will gain clarity on the principles and codes of practice that underpin design decisions for structural detailing and scheduling, and develop confidence in the design decisions they then make across their projects.
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