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The history of the various headquarters of the Institution of Civil Engineers traces the journey from the first meetings of a group of young engineers in Kendal's Coffee House, Fleet Street to the grandeur of the present headquarters at Great George Street.
Details are given of the design and construction of the present headquarters during 1908-13 and 1935-36 and a major section is devoted to a detailed description of construction work carried out during the recent modernization of the building. The book is highly illustrated and contains many fascinating photographs of past and present headquarters.