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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. …

“Once-in-a-generation opportunity to recalibrate the economy,” says Institution of Civil Engineers

“Once-in-a-generation opportunity to recalibrate the economy,” says Institution of Civil Engineers

Published: 01/07/2020

The UK has a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to recalibrate the economy” and build a net-zero future, says the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). The Covid-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented chance to reset the way we design, build and operate infrastructure in the future. To achieve the ambitious 2050 target, and with infrastructure making up around 60% of total UK emissions, a systemic and wholesale change to the procurement and delivery of infrastructure across the UK is needed. …

Women in engineering - INWED 2020

Women in engineering - INWED 2020

Published: 22/06/2020

To support International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on 23 June 2020, we have spoken to some talented and inspiring women registrants about their careers, achievements and how they discovered engineering. …

Professor John Perkins honoured with EPC President’s Prize

Professor John Perkins honoured with EPC President’s Prize

Published: 19/06/2020

The Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC) has awarded its biennial President’s Prize to Professor John Perkins CBE FREng. The prestigious award recognises Professor Perkins’ outstanding contribution to engineering education. …

New survey shows huge university engineering response to Covid-19

New survey shows huge university engineering response to Covid-19

Published: 28/05/2020

In the Engineering Professors’ Council survey 96% of respondents said they and their colleagues had volunteered their engineering expertise, resources and skills to fight the virus. Many engineering teams at universities have leapt into action producing lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers. …

'SME COVID-19 Webinar Series' for UK businesses - new dates added

'SME COVID-19 Webinar Series' for UK businesses - new dates added

Published: 22/05/2020

The Department for International Trade (DIT) would like to introduce the newly launched SME Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webinar Series. This extensive series of free webinars is designed to support UK businesses to get help, protect their business and save jobs. …

Australian Maritime Safety Director to take up IChemE Deputy President role

Australian Maritime Safety Director to take up IChemE Deputy President role

Published: 20/05/2020

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has announced that Jane Cutler, currently a Non-Executive Director with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, has been elected by the membership to take up the position of Deputy President from June. …

Enginuity launches new digital engineering platform to upskill Britain’s engineering and manufacturing workers

Enginuity launches new digital engineering platform to upskill Britain’s engineering and manufacturing workers

Published: 18/05/2020

Made Smarter and engineering skills organisation Enginuity have worked together to launch a platform today which delivers digital engineering skills in one place to Britain’s engineers and manufacturers. …

Enginuity launches Skills Miner game to unearth ‘hidden’ engineering skills

Enginuity launches Skills Miner game to unearth ‘hidden’ engineering skills

Published: 15/05/2020

In light of the current crisis, and aspiring engineers being stuck at home, Enginuity have released Skills Miner. …

Engineering X - grant call and survey

Engineering X - grant call and survey

Published: 11/05/2020

Engineering X is an international collaboration, founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, that brings together some of the world’s leading problem-solvers to address the great challenges of our age. …

Lottie embarks on her fifth #WESLottieTour

Lottie embarks on her fifth #WESLottieTour

Published: 11/05/2020

For the fifth year running, members and supporters of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) will be posting photos of Lottie Dolls at work during Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (November 2020) to show the huge range of careers available in engineering. …