The Swiss Association of the Institution of
Civil Engineers was founded in 1981 in response to the ever-growing
globalisation in civil engineering and particularly as a result
of trans-European cooperation.
Since its inception the group has pioneered the idea of a European
Group Association which now actively meets on an annual basis
normally in the Spring, whose venue moves around the European
Continent following major construction projects.
Located in the Centre of Europe and in an alpine environment the
Association has much to offer in the way of being the only group
to operate in four European languages in parallel, however having
English as the key language.
The Swiss Branch organises visits to alpine projects and has a
particular affinity to tunnelling works due to its unique location,
where AlpTransit one of the largest tunnelling projects worldwide
is about to begin construction.
There are also numerous contacts with research centres such as
the Engineering Polytechniques in Zurich and Lausanne as well
CERN and the UN in Geneva and SIA.
The association offers support to graduate engineers for their
professional interview and holds regular training courses on subjects
as varied as blasting techniques to data-management and estimating
as well as technical English for engineers.
The Branch also arranges specialist lectures from experts on a
variety of typical subjects.