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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, to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as President in 2000 and to the Worshipful Company of Engineers, which he joined in 1989. …

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 UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence and Commitment (UK-SPEC) and mapped against the BSI Flex 8670 Standard. …

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 from July 2020 to June 2021 …

IMechE Prestige Awards open for nominations

IMechE Prestige Awards open for nominations

Published: 25/03/2022

Nominations are open for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Prestige Awards 2022. These awards celebrate the achievements of those in academia and industry who have advanced the discipline of mechanical engineering. Chief Executive at IMechE, Dr Alice Bunn, said: "Our annual IMechE Prestige Awards are a wonderful way to celebrate the engineers who have worked tirelessly to improve the world through their craft." …

Nominations open for the IET Achievement Awards

Nominations open for the IET Achievement Awards

Published: 25/03/2022

The IET has launched the IET Achievement Awards, recognising individuals from all over the world who are making exceptional contributions to the advancement of engineering, science and technology in all sectors. These awards recognise those who have impacted their industries, the engineering and technology communities and society. …

Search begins for 2022’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year

Search begins for 2022’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year

Published: 18/03/2022

Applications are now open for the 2022 Young Woman Engineer of the Year (YWE) Awards. Run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), these awards recognise brilliant young women working in engineering and celebrate female role models within STEM. The YWE Awards were launched on International Women’s Day, 8 March, during Women’s History Month. There are four different prizes to be won, which will be awarded in December at a ceremony covered by national media. …

IMechE celebrates 175th Anniversary

IMechE celebrates 175th Anniversary

Published: 15/03/2022

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. The milestone, IMechE 175, is being celebrated with programmes of events honouring the institution’s past, recognising the contributions mechanical engineering has made to society, as well as plenty of material to inspire future generations of engineers. …

IChemE launches sustainability hub in 100th year

IChemE launches sustainability hub in 100th year

Published: 28/02/2022

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has launched a Sustainability Hub, with a suite of new on-demand training courses and knowledge resources for chemical engineers. The new hub aims to inspire and support the chemical engineering community to make a positive impact on global sustainability by addressing the challenges presented by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). …

UK engineering community urged to “Think ethics before action” in new pan-profession report

UK engineering community urged to “Think ethics before action” in new pan-profession report

Published: 21/02/2022

Royal Academy of Engineering and Engineering Council call for a step change in ethical decision-making similar to that achieved in health and safety. Recommendations aim to develop a world class culture of ethical behaviour in engineering. …

Changes to the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) constitution

Changes to the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) constitution

Published: 08/02/2022

As part of a recent organisational review, the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) have made a number of changes to its current constitution, seek to inculcate a more effective approach to decision-making with an even greater focus on our members. …

Standards Matter – regulating engineering competence and commitment for building safety

Standards Matter – regulating engineering competence and commitment for building safety

Published: 04/02/2022

Dame Judith Hackitt has stressed the need for competency, accountability and responsibility to be at the heart of the new building safety system, in order to rebuild the public’s trust in providing safe homes for people to live in. …