President's New Year Message 2024

Dear Members

I would like to take this opportunity of wishing all of you a peaceful and prosperous 2024.

I trust, like me, you had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. However, now that the tumult of the festive season is behind us I would like to share some of the UK Group plans and aspirations for 2024.

On 8th January we commence a series of guest lectures online.

These lectures or presentations will be given by emminent Engineers and individuals. The first lecture is being hosted by Mr Mr.Martin Knights, who is the former ITA (International Tunnelling & Underground Space Association) President and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers. His talk is entitled ’The Thames Tunnel’.

If you would like to know more and receive details on the presenation please do contact Gbemisola on the details below.

Other lectures are currently being planned with one a month through until the summer.

We are planning to create a number of University Chapters within the UK in 2024. If this is of interest to you please get in contact via the one of the website or directly via email. All th detail of the website and email will be shown below.

Myself and the UK Board would like to hear from you regarding any issues or suggestions that you may have.

In the meantime, thank you for your support and please do stay in touch.

Best Wishes


UK ASCE Group President 

Ian Parke PE , M.ASCE


President’s Welcome Statement

It is my privilege to welcome you, as the UK President,  to the UK Group of the American Society of Engineers.

We have recently been reactive following a period of inactivity and are in the process of rebuilding the Group.

In the short term your small Board of Officers is developing a plan to allow a greater participation with the society.  We envisage holding regular meetings, developing our university chapter across the UK and supporting the management of all the UK membership.

We have over 500 members here in the UK and it would be delightful to hear from you what you wish and expect from your Society.  

Currently few are still in the ‘foothills' regarding the establishment of the Group and look foward to being able to present to you a programme of event and meetings in the Autumn of this year.

Finally I would encourage you to use the new Thrive Website details of which can be found at the following web address:

What is Thrive? 

Remember, the ASCE is your Society and I strongly encourage you to get involved.

Kind Regards,

Ian Parke

UK President