ICE President Paul Sheffield said:
“Peter Hansford has given a lifetime of service to civil engineering and ICE is delighted this has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List. His expertise is valued internationally, and he has advised on almost every major UK project in the last ten years. He is, and has consistently been, one of the industry’s most energetic and influential champions of change and is a leading authority on best practice in project delivery.
“Most recently, he has chaired ICE's In Plain Sight Working Group, which has reviewed the safety of UK infrastructure. This bold, imaginative and forward-looking programme is being implemented across engineering and will revolutionise the way in which professional engineers operate.
“Peter deserves this formal award for his sustained and utterly selfless contributions over a long and distinguished career. He is an inspiration to the next generation of engineers, who now follow in his considerable footsteps.”