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Engage, May 2022

Regulation of engineering unaffected by the Professional Qualifications Act

Published: 27/05/2022

The Engineering Council has consulted with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the scope and implementation of the Professional Qualifications Act, which received royal assent on 28 April 2022. BEIS has confirmed that the Act does not currently cover professions that are voluntarily self-regulated by Royal Charter or other legislative means. …

Over 2,000 engineers and technicians professionally registered in first quarter of 2022

Over 2,000 engineers and technicians professionally registered in first quarter of 2022

Published: 07/04/2022

In the first quarter of 2022, 2,040 engineers and technicians became professionally registered with the Engineering Council. Professional registration is an internationally recognised mark of quality, as it is a standard set by the engineering profession. Congratulations to each and every one of the new registrants so far this year!  …

Engineering Council welcomes Building Safety Act and sets standard for competence

Engineering Council welcomes Building Safety Act and sets standard for competence

Published: 28/04/2022

The Engineering Council welcomes the passage into law of the Building Safety Act, which is a significant and positive step on the journey towards safer buildings. The Engineering Council has developed a standard for the competence of engineering professionals working on high-risk buildings, based upon the existing, internationally-recognised …

Elizabeth line opens to passengers

Elizabeth line opens to passengers

Published: 24/05/2022

The Elizabeth line (previously known as Crossrail) officially opens to the public today, increasing central London’s rail capacity by 10%. …

Ethics and inclusion in engineering: share your experience

Ethics and inclusion in engineering: share your experience

Published: 18/05/2022

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) is surveying engineering professionals …

23 Ingenious new projects announced

23 Ingenious new projects announced

Published: 09/05/2022

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced 23 new ‘Ingenious’ awards for public engagement projects designed to inspire the next generation of engineers. Each project received grant funding to engage communities across the UK on a variety of issues including climate change, sport, cultural heritage, and increasing diversity and inclusion in engineering. The selected projects’ topics range from sports shoes to ocean health to the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. …

Mr Denis Edwin Filer CBE CEng FIMechE FREng TD

Mr Denis Edwin Filer CBE CEng FIMechE FREng TD

Published: 06/05/2022

The Engineering Council was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Denis Filer CBE CEng FIMechE FREng TD. We recognise the significant and lasting contribution made by Mr Filer to the Engineering Council as a Council Member from 1986-88 and Director General from 1988-1995 …

New report uncovers parents’ influence on young people on attitudes to engineering

New report uncovers parents’ influence on young people on attitudes to engineering

Published: 27/04/2022

Young people’s perceptions of engineering are strongly associated with their parents’ opinion of engineering, according to EngineeringUK’s latest Engineering Brand Monitor. For the first time, the Engineering Brand Monitor has linked the responses from over 4,000 young people and their parents. It highlights: …

UK Government announces £5 billion building safety agreement

UK Government announces £5 billion building safety agreement

Published: 20/04/2022

The UK government has announced a wide-ranging construction industry agreement, with industry contributing £5 billion to address the building safety scandal. Over 35 developers, accounting for half of new homes, have already signed up. The Building Safety Bill was drafted in response to the Grenfell Fire. New proposed laws …

Engineering charity Foothold supports more engineers than ever before during Covid-19 pandemic

Engineering charity Foothold supports more engineers than ever before during Covid-19 pandemic

Published: 08/04/2022

Global engineering charity Foothold – the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Benevolent Fund – offered more support to engineers in need 2020-21 than during any other period to date, marking the most successful year yet in the organisation’s 130-year history. The charity, which supports both IET members and the wider engineering community, provided £2.1 million’s worth of support to 1,275 engineers in 50 countries …

Celebrating engineering innovation – QEPrize nominations open

Celebrating engineering innovation – QEPrize nominations open

Published: 25/05/2022

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (the QEPrize). The £500,000 prize is the world’s most distinguished engineering accolade. The prize can be awarded to up to 10 engineers responsible for a bold, groundbreaking engineering innovation of global benefit to humanity. …