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New Year honours for engineers

PAUL SHEPHERD (F), chairman and managing director of Shepherd Construction, was awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours. The former Construction Confederation chairman received the award for services to public transport and the airport industry.

Another CBE recipient was Ove Arup director Turlogh O'Brien, for services to innovation in the construction industry.

CBEs also went to Highways Agency divisional director Derek Oddy and Essex Training & Enterprise Council chairman Peter Rainbird, the latter for services to the construction industry and training.

Institution Council Member Terence Mulroy (F) was one of six ICE members to be honoured with an OBE, in his case for services to transport planning.

The others were:

David Compton (F), Cardiff Bay Development Corporation engineering director and member of the ICE's Maritime Board, for services to the construction industry and urban regeneration;

George Cooper (F), former chairman of the ICE Northern Ireland Association, for services to civil engineering;

Christopher Bulman (M), former county surveyor and deputy director of Staffordshire County Council;

Ronald Lober (M), Highways Agency project manager; and John Green (M), former Anglian Water technical director.

Hugh Woodrow, former chief executive and secretary of the Association of Consulting Engineers received an OBE for services to consulting engineering.

Other engineers with OBEs were Graham Baker, director of construction industry affairs at the Building Services Research and Information Association, Dundee University's Professor Ravindra Dhir for services to concrete technology, and Wells director Ian Dussek for services to highways and to the bitumen industry.

Four ICE members were awarded MBEs. BNFL planning engineer Roger Harris (F), John Beattie (M) of Cumbria Council, West of Scotland water reservoir engineer Malcolm Mackenzie (M) and Gerald Rogers (M).

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