Royal Academy of Engineering (RAeng)

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) is a charity that harnesses the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

Established in 1976, the year of Concorde’s first commercial flight, the RAEng has continued to champion excellence in all fields of engineering, and honoured the UK’s most distinguished engineers.

In collaboration with its Fellows and partners, the RAEng is:

  • Growing talent and developing skills for the future
  • Driving innovation and building global partnerships
  • Influencing policy and engaging the public.

All with the aim of tackling the greatest challenges of our age, namely engineering for a sustainable society and inclusive economy.



The RAEng is guided by its five values:

  • Progressive leadership – embodying the courage, commitment and ambition to drive positive change for engineering and society.
  • Diversity and inclusion – creating cultures in which everyone can thrive and diverse perspectives enrich our collective performance.
  • Excellence everywhere – bringing evidence, expertise, integrity and a passion for continuous improvement to everything we do.
  • Collaboration first – prioritising collaboration and building partnerships to improve outcomes.
  • Creativity and innovation – solving problems and generating opportunities through creative thinking and innovation.

Work with CIPHE

The Royal Academy of Engineering and the CIPHE have strong links and have collaborated closely on a number of initiatives including:

The National Engineering Policy Centre

The National Engineering Policy Centre connects policy makers with critical engineering expertise to inform and respond to policy issues of national importance, giving policymakers a route to advice from across the whole profession, and the profession a unified voice on shared challenges.

The Centre is an ambitious partnership, led by the Royal Academy of Engineering, between 43 different UK engineering organisations, including the CIPHE, representing 450,000 engineers.

Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

The Royal Academy of Engineering played a vital role with the Construction Industry Council (CIC)  in the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety being led by Dame Judith Hackitt. The CIPHE put forward the plumbing industry’s viewpoint, especially in regard to residential sprinkler systems, via the CIC and RAEng.

Royal Academy of Engineering

Find out more about the work of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Visit the RAEng website

National Engineering Policy Centre

Find out more about the work of the National Engineering Policy Centre.

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Collaboration is key

Find out about the organisations and institutions the CIPHE works in collaboration with.

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