AECOM Director Ant Wilson has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours 2017. Ant, who has worked at AECOM for over 37 years, received the Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to building and engineering.
Ant is a Director in AECOM’s building engineering team, leading the company’s sustainable development, advanced design and applied research work. A prominent building services engineer, he promotes low energy and low carbon design, innovation and sustainable construction, improving the energy performance of buildings for clients across the UK. Ant has worked on the development of the Part L ‘Conservation of Fuel and Power’ Building Regulations since 1998 and the delivery of the 2002 Approved Documents, as well as subsequent versions in 2006, 2010 and 2013 for the relevant Government departments.
Committed to the promotion and advancement of engineering and sustainability, Ant regularly lectures at a number of universities and visits schools to encourage young people to consider a career in engineering. He has been a STEM Ambassador since 2002 and is a member of the steering group for the London-Loughborough (LoLo) EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Demand, a research centre that aims to inspire the leaders and innovators needed to transform the UK’s buildings and energy sector.
Ant is involved in a number of industry associations and institutions. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Energy Institute and the Society of Façade Engineering. He is also a council member of the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA), a member of the British Council for Offices (BCO) Technical Affairs Committee and a member of the Society of Light and Lighting.
I am honoured to receive an MBE.
Commenting on his award, Ant said: “I am honoured to receive an MBE. The recognition it brings raises the profile of engineering and will help me encourage more people to join the industry. Throughout my career I have had the privilege to work with so many brilliant people, both at AECOM and in the wider industry, who have mentored and encouraged me. I would like to thank all them for their support over the past 40 years.”
Patrick Flaherty, Chief Executive – UK and Ireland, AECOM, said: “We are extremely proud of Ant’s achievement in the New Year’s Honours, which is recognition for his tireless contribution and commitment to the engineering profession. Since starting his career with AECOM, Ant has remained at the forefront of efforts to reduce energy consumption and carbon usage in buildings.”
The New Year’s Honours recognise outstanding achievement or service to the community. They are awarded every year on 1 January by Her Majesty The Queen.