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published: 14/5/2012

BRE's Chief Executive receives Peter Stone Award

Chief Executive of BRE, Dr Peter Bonfield received the prestigious Peter Stone Award from the Association of Building Engineers (ABE) at a ceremony in the House of Lords last Friday.

The award recognises Peter’s outstanding contribution to building engineering and the built environment. 

‘President of the ABE John Humphries said ‘The Peter Stone Award for 2012 is being made to an individual who has demonstrated his commitment and contribution to the built environment, driving innovation and improving sustainability through his leadership on major initiatives, in the areas of housing, commercial and public sector buildings’. 

Peter Bonfield receives teh ABE Peter Stone award

Other previous distinguished recipients of the award include former Construction Minister Nick Raynsford MP, Lord Rogers and BRE Trustee Professor John Burland.

Dr Bonfield said ’This award is testament to the great work of our company in driving positive change across the built environment - I am very pleased to receive it on behalf of us all’.

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Association of Building Engineers

Formed in 1925, as the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors, the Association of Building Engineers (ABE) is a leading body for professionals specialising in the design, construction, evaluation and maintenance of building

Peter Stone

Peter Stone was one of the most distinguished of the ABE’s Presidents. Peter was President in 1981 to 1982 and his contribution to the work and advancement of the Association was incalculable. In recognition of his dedication and commitment,the Association named its most prestigious award in honour of his memory.

Dr Peter Bonfield

Dr Peter Bonfield joined BRE in 1992 and was appointed as Chief Executive of the BRE Group in 2011. His focus as BRE’s Chief Executive is to drive innovation and improve sustainability across all sectors. 

The award winning BRE Innovation Park, designed to give a glimpse of how the future delivery of sustainable buildings and communities can be achieved, was Peter’s brainchild. The Park model is now being adopted in China, Brazil, the US and Canada providing significant opportunities for BRE and British construction overseas.

Under part-time secondment to the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) from 2006 to 2011, Peter helped create the sustainable development strategy for London 2012. He has also led for ODA on construction products, ensuring that the significant quantities of materials required to construct the games were sustainably procured and delivered