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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. …

The Big Bang competition open for entries

The Big Bang competition open for entries

Published: 31/03/2022

The Big Bang competition is looking for STEM projects that will transform people’s lives – and the pioneering young minds that invent them. The Big Bang Competition is the UK’s top annual science and engineering competition and is open to anyone aged 11-19 in full time education in the UK. …

Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Published: 31/03/2022

The fifth annual Neurodiversity Celebration Week was held 21-27 March. This worldwide initiative challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. ‘Neurodiversity’ is an umbrella term covering a variety of conditions and disabilities such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Autism, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia &Tourette’s Syndrome. …

What works in diversity and inclusion? RAEng conference

What works in diversity and inclusion? RAEng conference

Published: 30/03/2022

This year, the annual Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) conference took place on Tuesday 15 March. …

Annual Review 2021

Annual Review 2021

Published: 30/03/2022

The Engineering Council has published its Annual Review 2021, which highlights the organisation’s key achievements and activities last year. …

Amendments to Building Safety Bill protect leaseholders from building safety costs

Amendments to Building Safety Bill protect leaseholders from building safety costs

Published: 15/02/2022

The Government has announced amendments to the Building Safety Bill that will mean developers pay to remove cladding, protecting leaseholders from an unfair financial burden. …

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). …

Government consultation on cyber resilience

Government consultation on cyber resilience

Published: 27/01/2022

The Engineering Council has been pleased to advise the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the formation of the UK Cyber Security Council, the new self-regulatory body for the UK's cyber security profession. The government is consulting on proposals for legislative changes which would drive up levels of cyber resilience, particularly in organisations which play an important role in the UK economy. It is also asking for views on how be …

Pocket Guide to Professional Registration 2021/22

Pocket Guide to Professional Registration 2021/22

Published: 29/11/2021

The latest edition of the Engineering Council's 'Pocket Guide to Professional Registration 2021/22' (sometimes known as 'the Pink Book') is now complete and available to download from our website. …

Inspiring the next generation - Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2021

Inspiring the next generation - Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2021

Published: 29/11/2021

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week returned for its ninth year, from 8 to 12 November 2021. Taking inspiration from COP26, #TEWeek21 looked at how engineers and engineering can contribute to tackling climate change and achieving net zero. …

Engineering Zero - a systems approach

Engineering Zero - a systems approach

Published: 29/11/2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Engineering Zero programme will use the opportunity presented by COP26 to bring the profession together to advance engineering's contribution to net zero. …