Alan Crane, managing director of Christiani & Nielsen takes over as chairman of the Construction Confederation.
Simon Murray (M), BAA group technical services managing director, joins the council of the Engineering & Physical Research Council.
Dr Roger Bettess of HR Wallingford is a visiting professor at the University of Glasgow.
John Standley and Andrew Owen (M) are made divisional directors at consultant WSP Group to cover the South West and West Midlands regions.
Roger Dexter-Smith (M) is managing director of the WS Atkins regional consultancy in Scotland.