AN organisation’s significant membership milestone has gone to a Morpeth resident.
Daniel House recently became the 100th Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East.
He received the highest and most senior grade of ICE membership to recognise his achievements in the industry – he has more than 26 years of experience as a civil engineer.
The 47-year-old has been at professional services firm ARUP for the past six years working on major projects in the UK and abroad, including for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Mr House, who received the accolade at an evening with other Fellows in the North East in Newcastle, said: “I am delighted and proud to have achieved the grade of Fellow, which is beyond what I expected to achieve in my career. After working as a technician before my university studies, my ambition was always to become a chartered engineer, so I am thrilled to have surpassed this goal.
“Over my years as a civil engineer, I have gained great experience by working on some important projects both nationally and internationally. I couldn’t have asked for a better career.”
Prior to his employment with ARUP he spent seven years at Mouchel, where he was responsible for the highways in North Yorkshire, having previously worked at Northumberland County Council for 13 years.
The ICE grade of Fellow is for senior civil engineers who have made a significant contribution to the profession and are engaged in a position of responsibility in the promotion, planning, design, construction, maintenance or management of important engineering work.
Chairman of ICE North East Professor David Toll, who gave Mr House his certificate of Fellowship, said: “Daniel’s elevation is richly deserved, as demonstrated by his exemplary career in civil engineering working in positions of responsibility on projects of national and international significance.”