Devon - ICE Launches Campaign At Salcome Fish Quay

26th March, 2013
A new campaign to promote civil engineering has been unveiled in Devon.

The campaign, called ?This is Civil Engineering? and developed by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), was launched in association with Hyder Consulting (UK) Ltd at their Salcombe Fish Quay site on 25th March.

?This is Civil Engineering? is designed to demonstrate examples of civil engineering to the general public through the display of vinyl banners and signboards at sites both during construction and immediately following completion of works.

The banners and signboards feature a QR code linked to a dedicated page on the ICE website that explains what civil engineering is and what civil engineers do. The page also contains links to more detailed civil engineering information and navigation to the rest of the ICE website for those interested in becoming civil engineers.

Trish Johnson, Regional Director for ICE South West, commented: ??This is Civil Engineering? promotes the contribution of civil engineering to society, and we are proud to have a banner at the Salcombe Fish Quay site in association with Hyder Consulting (UK) Ltd.

?We also have a number of other sites displaying the banners and signage across the region, which will help us to highlight the variety and importance of civil engineering to the general public.?

Salcombe Fish Quay was constructed in the early 1980's to provide a separate slipway and improved landing facilities for the local fishing fleet. An inspection carried out in 2000 highlighted corrosion problems with the sheet pile quay walls. This project will provide a new sheet pile quay wall and other improvements to secure the long term future of the quay and its associated economic activity.

Chris Brook, who is leading the scheme for South Hams District Council, said: ?Rebuilding the quay walls around an operational facility has presented several unique challenges. We have worked hard with the designers (Hyder), Contractor (Balfour Beatty) and Project Manager (Torbay Development Agency) to identify and eliminate potential problems before construction starts, as well as minimising the impact to the fishermen and other quay users.? 

Other sites within the region are also now displaying the banners and signage, including the Haydon Wick Flood Alleviation Scheme in Swindon, the Capels Mill project in Stroud, and the West Quay Wall reconstruction in Bridgwater.