Industry News Roundup

The latest news this week in the Built Environment:

Macho culture blamed for ‘toxic masculinity’ within engineering sector

Masculinity is a “prison” burdening male engineers with unrealistic expectations and causing a mental health crisis within the industry, a study has concluded. Read more…

Pioneering autism centre is the UK’s ‘Project of the Year’

Over 90 of the UK’s most outstanding and community beneficial property schemes went head-to-head for top national accolades at the RICS Awards Grand Final, where the UK’s first purpose-built centre for the diagnosis, support and research of autism took the esteemed UK Project of the Year title. Read more…

Systra UK hires former Galliford Try Infrastructure boss

Former Galliford Try Infrastructure managing director Nick Salt is joining consultant Systra to head its UK business. Read more…

Barhale to divert water mains for HS2 access

Barhale has been appointed by Affinity Water to direct water mains in West London ahead of High Speed 2 construction. Read more…

App cuts carbon emissions on Severn Trent contract

A smartphone and tablet app which allows supervisors to remotely collect real-time data has helped Amey cut CO2 emissions by 75 tonnes, according to the infrastructure firm. Read more…

Privately-owned housebuilder to gift 200 homes to tackle homelessness

Essex based housebuilder, Hill, has announced that it will gift 200 homes to the homeless, as part of a new charitable foundation it has established. Read more…

‘Quick-thinking’ ScotRail employee nominated for lifesaver award

On World Mental Health Day, a ScotRail employee has been nominated for a top award after his rapid response to noticing and helping a vulnerable person. Read more…

Scottish Water reaches energy milestone

Scottish Water has reached a milestone in energy self-generation at its water and wastewater treatment works across Scotland. Read more…

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