BRE Chief Executive named Honorary Fellow by Institution of Structural Engineers

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Chief Executive of the BRE Group Dr Peter Bonfield was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Institution of Structural Engineers for services to engineering,  at a ceremony in the institution’s new London premises on Friday.

President of the Institution Nick Russell presented the Fellowship to Peter as part of an event which also marked the conferring of chartered membership on seventy four structural engineers.

Martin Powell, Chief Executive of the Institution said ‘The structural engineering profession is at its most successful when it works collaboratively with others. In 2015 we are pleased to recognise, through the award of Honorary Institution Fellowship, the immense contribution Peter Bonfield brings to the wider built environment sector through his energy, vision and leadership.’

Dr Bonfield said ‘I greatly admire the longstanding positive impact the Institution of Structural Engineers has on engineers around the world who are playing such a critical role in upholding construction standards, driving innovation and making sure that our buildings and structures are of the best quality, perform well over time and are safe. It is a great honour to now be part of the institution and I look forward to finding ways to contribute to its continued success.’

For further information please contact Linda McKeown, BRE, tel 01923 664569, email mckeownl@bre.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITOR

The Institution of Structural Engineers is the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering. The Institution has over 27,000 members working in 105 countries around the world. The Institution is an internationally recognised source of expertise and information concerning all issues that involve structural engineering and public safety within the built environment. The core work of the Institution is supporting and protecting the profession of structural engineering by upholding professional standards and acting as an international voice on behalf of structural engineers. www.istructe.org

BRE is a world leading building science centre that generates new knowledge through research. This is used to create products, tools and standards that drive positive change across the built environment.  BRE helps its government and private sector clients meet the significant environmental, social and economic challenges they faces in delivering homes, buildings and communities.

BRE is owned by the BRE Trust, a registered charity. The Trust uses the profits made by the BRE companies to fund research and education that advances knowledge of the built environment www.bre.co.uk