For the first time in many years contractors missed out altogether in the roll of honours, with architects and consulting engineers left to represent the industry for their achievements.
Among the cream of the crop honoured with OBEs were former Buro Happold chairman Roderick McDonald and founders of architect Allies and Morrison, Edgar Allies and Graham Morrison.
2016 New Year’s Honours
Services to construction industry
Roderick McDonald, former chairman of Buro Happold. For services to consultancy and engineering.
Dana Skelley, Transport for London’s director of asset management for surface transport, for services to transport in London.
Edgar Allies and Graham Morrison, founders of Allies and Morrison. For services to architecture.
Joanna van Heyningen, former partner van Heyningen and Haward Architects. For services to architecture and the built environment.
Fiona Alfred, executive director, Association of Women in Property. For services to women in the property and construction industry.
Geoff Allister, director of the The Highways Term Maintenance Association. For services to highway engineering in Northern Ireland.
Patrick Borer, architect, Centre for Alternative Technology. For services to architecture.
Clare Harrigan, Chair of the Board of Governors, Leeds College of Building. For services to further education and the construction industry.