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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 …

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 …

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. …

IET’s National Conference focuses on competence

IET’s National Conference focuses on competence

Published: 28/01/2022

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is delivering their National Conference for Electrotechnical and Building Safety Competence virtually, in two parts. The first part will take place on Monday 31 January, from 1.30–4.00pm. The event aims to bring together experts working in safety critical roles, with a key focus on individual competence, accountability and continuing professional development (CPD). …

Thomas Wallis wins 2021 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Thomas Wallis wins 2021 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Published: 24/01/2022

Lt Cdr Thomas Wallis MEng IEng MIET RN has won the 2021 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award for his work with the Royal Navy. The annual award goes to an outstanding individual who has achieved professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) in the past year. Each professional engineering institution licensed by the Engineering Council can nominate one candidate for the honour …

Eleanor Earl wins WES 2021 Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

Eleanor Earl wins WES 2021 Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

Published: 10/01/2022

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate the 2021 winner of the prestigious Karen Burt Memorial Award for the best new female Chartered Engineer (CEng), Eleanor Earl CEng MICE, Civil Engineer at Arup. …