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Issue: 54 April 2012

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Jon Prichard

Welcome to the spring edition of Register News. 

As I write this, we have just passed an exciting milestone in the UK – as it’s now less than 100 days until the start of the Olympics in London.  It is perhaps time to thank the professional engineers and technicians who have made an essential contribution to the creation of what is, undoubtedly, a series of leading world class venues.

I am sure that the debate on cost and value will rumble on in to the future as some of the more peripheral issues come to the fore, and before the gladiatorial events commence, but Sir John Armitt FREng CEng, as Chairman of the ODA should feel rightly proud of the contribution made by the professional team that has supported him, in meeting the engineering challenges to time and budget.

We have been looking at the challenges that face the profession and how the Engineering Council can improve the contribution that we make to society, as set out in our three year strategy which we published at the start of the year (Please see below). 

The working group formed by our Board of Trustees to review our policy position on the status of engineers has now completed its work and issued a policy statement, together with a detailed explanation of how they came to this conclusion.  These can be found at: /statusofengineers

We have also produced new registrant ties and lapel pins and, by the next issue, will be in a position to let you know how you can obtain these.

Jon Prichard CEng FICE FInstRE