UK: Ant Wilson, a director of consultant engineers AECOM, has been awarded an MBE for services to building and engineering.

Named in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List, Ant Wilson (59) leads AECOM’s Sustainable Development Group promoting low energy/carbon building designs.

Well known in the building services industry, Ant is a BSRIA council member, chairs the BSRIA Energy and Sustainability network and sits on the CIBSE Low Carbon Consultants steering group. He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

With a BSc(Hons) in Building (Environmental) Engineering from Bath University, Ant joined Oscar Faber (now AECOM) in 1979.

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He has worked on a wide range of construction and research projects mainly from an energy performance perspective and has been very involved with thermal modelling and using computer simulation techniques in building services design. He led the UK’s implementation of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and was responsible for the design of Sainsbury’s Millenium Store amongst a list of achievements.

His efforts have previously been recognised with a Silver Medal from CIBSE for contributions to the Institution in 2007 and with an ACE (Association for Consultancy and Engineering) engineering ambassadors award in 2008. He was awarded the construction and building services division prize for 2009 for his outstanding contribution in the execution, promotion and advancement of the art of engineering and science of building services and construction by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and received the AECOM Excellence Award for Thought Leadership in 2007.