Two of Buro Happold’s young talents have been recognised for their contribution to the engineering industry with Conall Doherty and Will Holley both winning prestigious construction industry awards.

Conall was awarded Leader of the Future by the British Construction Industry (BCI) whilst Will picked up CIBSE’s Young Engineer of 2013 award.

The BCI’s Leader of the Future award recognises talented young professionals below the age of 35 who are emerging as future leaders of the built environment. Conall who is based in Buro Happold’s Dubai office joined the consultancy three years ago, since then he has gained an impressive range of engineering experience; from site supervision on King Saud University in Riyadh, high-rise structural design in Dubai, and most recently forensic engineering on a fire damaged building in Qatar.  He is also an ICE President’s Apprentice where he is currently exploring the ethical challenges facing this generation of engineers.

Peter Hansford (Chief Construction Advisor, HM Government) and Nelson Ogunshakin (Chief Executive, ACE) presented the award to Conall and said: ”There is no doubt in the minds of the judging panel that he (Conall) is a future leader and is already an enthusiastic and energetic role model.  He has taken the time to think about his vision, his style and his approach to leadership, despite his young age.”

Conall added “I feel extremely privileged to have been presented with such a prestigious award. I have received fantastic support from Buro Happold Middle East over the last few years and it has certainly been a case of good leaders creating more leaders. There is a lot of exciting work happening in the region, especially with regards to forensic engineering and tall building design, and I feel fortunate to be a part of it.”

Will, who is based in Buro Happold’s Bath offices, is a recent graduate recruit working within the building services discipline. Will’s passion for engineering  saw him  study for an MEng in Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of Nottingham where he received First Class Honours. His degree combined professional accreditation from both CIBSE and ARB/RIBA, spanning the historic divide between engineering and architecture.

Will said “Winning the CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year award is a fantastic honour and I’m looking forward to the prize of attending the ASHRAE Winter Conference in New York.  I hope to learn as much as possible from the experienced engineers at Buro Happold to create some exciting projects worldwide.”

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