Ant Wilson, BSRIA council member and Director – Sustainability & Advanced Design – Building Engineering at AECOM has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours’ List.
Ant Wilson is recognised as one of the UK’s most influential building service engineers and works tirelessly in the promotion and advancement of Engineering and Sustainability. This includes becoming a STEMNET Ambassador which sees him undertaking regular presentations in schools to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects and in particular engineering as a viable long term career option. This includes changing the perception of the built environment engineering from the traditional construction industry and aligning it to the reduction of both energy consumption and carbon usage.
In addition, Ant has been a member of the BSRIA governance council since 2001, providing industry insight that allows BSRIA to take a leading position in the development and implementation of best practise for the industry. He is the chairman of the BSRIA Energy & Sustainability Network.
Commenting on the news, Julia Evans, Chief Executive, BSRIA, said: “This is wonderful news for Ant, for the wider engineering and construction industry and an exciting way to start 2017. Ant has been a delightful contributor and loyal servant to industry over the years. And, indeed, he is a shining example for young engineers embarking on their career and life journeys.
“On behalf of BSRIA, I would like to warmly congratulate Ant for his many and varied contributions to the industry.”