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Engineers apply whole systems approach to sustainable living

Published: 01/07/2020

A new report published by the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) maps out a route to more sustainable housing and infrastructure which benefits both society and the environment. The report examines the UK’s legal target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, addressing this goal in the light of the estimated 300,000 new properties needed to meet current UK housing demand. …

Structural Awards opens with new categories and sustainable emphasis - deadline extended

Structural Awards opens with new categories and sustainable emphasis - deadline extended

Published: 04/02/2020

The nominations deadline for the Structural Awards, presented by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) has been extended to 13 May. …

National Apprenticeship Week 2020

National Apprenticeship Week 2020

Published: 30/01/2020

An opportunity to celebrate the diversity and value that apprenticeships bring to employers, apprentices and communities, National Apprenticeship Week runs from 3-9 February …

Updated guidance published for timber building structures

Updated guidance published for timber building structures

Published: 02/12/2019

Updated guidance has been published on the structural design of timber buildings within the UK. …

Nominations open for the 2020 MacRobert Award

Nominations open for the 2020 MacRobert Award

Published: 18/11/2019

The MacRobert Award is now open for nominations. Currently in its 51st year, the MacRobert Award is the UK’s longest-running and most prestigious prize for engineering innovation. The winning organisation will receive a gold medal, with a cash prize of £50,000 …

Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers becomes Institution of Power Engineers

Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers becomes Institution of Power Engineers

Published: 12/11/2019

The Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers (IDGTE) has rebranded as the Institution of Power Engineers (IPowerE). This name change reflects the 106 year old institution’s evolving focus and commitment to the latest technologies in a changing landscape of power and power generation. …

Public consultation opens on apprenticeships in engineering and manufacturing

Public consultation opens on apprenticeships in engineering and manufacturing

Published: 23/10/2019

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has launched a public consultation on apprenticeships. The consultation forms part of a larger, wide-ranging Route Review into technical education in the sector. This will examine apprenticeship standards on the Engineering and Manufacturing Route, as well as the fifty-nine apprenticeships which come under this grouping. …

Rooke Award for public engagement with engineering presented to astronaut Tim Peake

Rooke Award for public engagement with engineering presented to astronaut Tim Peake

Published: 17/10/2019

Tim Peake, the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut, yesterday received one of the Royal Academy of Engineering's (RAEng) top accolades …

Unmanned voyage across the Atlantic announced

Unmanned voyage across the Atlantic announced

Published: 17/10/2019

In September 2020, 400 years after the Mayflower ship first carried the Pilgrim Fathers to America, a state-of-the-art unmanned ship will travel the same route running on renewable energy. …

Royal Academy of Engineering opens nominations

Royal Academy of Engineering opens nominations

Published: 02/10/2019

Nominations are now open for four different 2020 medals and awards presented by the Royal Academy of Engineering to celebrate engineering excellence. …

IET study highlights the importance of a teacher’s influence

IET study highlights the importance of a teacher’s influence

Published: 22/08/2019

The 2019 CHILDWISE study completed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has shown a decrease in enthusiasm for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects …