SBEnrc CEO Professor Keith Hampson has been elevated to Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia (EA).
Keith accepted the award before 300 guests at the 2022 Engineers Australia Excellence Awards Gala Dinner held in Sydney on Wednesday 5 October.
The occasion also celebrated the winners of the 2022 Engineer of the Year and Sir William Hudson and Recognition awards, and announced the President’s Prize and the Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal.
Fellow is the highest membership grade of Engineers Australia. The fellowship can only be conferred by the institution’s Board and only on a Fellow of Engineers Australia or a distinguished person whom the Board desires to honour for having rendered conspicuous service to the Australian people or in recognition of outstanding achievement.
The prestigious fellowship is one of only seven awarded nationally this year and capped at 200 Honorary Fellows across Australia at any one
Keith’s honorary fellowship is also an accolade for the work the SBEnrc has undertaken over the past 25 years, including the unique value of its previous national industry partnerships, the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Construction Innovation and the Construction Research Alliance before that. The unbroken commitment to improving Australia’s built environment through collaboration between industry, government and researchers has fundamentally changed the value
proposition for the Australian built environment industry, acknowledging the value that academic leaders can play and welcoming them into boardrooms across the country.
In acknowledging the EA Honorary Fellowship Award, Keith commented, “It’s so satisfying to get out of bed each morning and work with people who want to make a positive change to our industry … and our world. They are the champions! It’s been my absolute privilege to work with our innovation network and play a role driving cultural change in our built environment – linking industry with value-adding researchers in Australia through SBEnrc and internationally, especially through CIB.”