Institute of Civil Engineers book commemorating 200 years of engineering excellence

To mark its bicentenary, the Institution of Civil Engineers has produced a commemorative album entitled Shaping the World – and Albion Water is featured as a sustainable solution to household water usage and managing water on a local level.

The beautifully designed book showcases the 200 structures and engineering projects that have had the greatest impact on our lives and celebrates the individuals and organisations that deliver the vital infrastructure we all rely on.

Produced in partnership with publisher St James’s House, this inspiring hardback book was launched at the Institution’s impressive headquarters just off Parliament Square in the City of Westminster, London.

Our chief operating officer Gareth King is quoted in the book and attended the launch. He said: “We’re honoured to appear in this prestigious publication amongst some of the most iconic engineering firms and structures in the country.

“Featuring in the book has been a great opportunity to showcase what sets us aside from the regional monopoly water companies and how housing developers can benefit from partnering with us.”

A beautifully presented coffee-table book of the highest quality in terms of research, writing and design, Shaping the World explores not only key stories of inspired engineering, but also sheds light on the major industries and commercial sectors that surround the discipline.

As well as boasting striking images that convey the magnitude and beauty of the featured engineering projects, the publication serves as a carefully curated guide to architects, consultants, infrastructure companies, environmental firms, industry-related educational institutions and other organisations whose preeminent status in their respective fields warrants their inclusion in this book.

Speaking at the launch, Richard Freed, the CEO and owner of St James’s House, said: “The commemorative ICE album is yet another prestigious book in our long list of publications to mark landmark events, such as the RAF100 celebrations that heralded 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

“We are extremely proud of this book and honoured to be working alongside such exceptional companies and organisations on this project.”

Some 500 dignitaries from around the world, as well representatives from television and print media, attended the launch of Shaping the World.