While metrics aren’t everything, they provide an important insight into the nature and attitudes towards LGBT diversity and inclusion of the industry as a whole.
As part of an on-going resource InterEngineering will collect together as much of the data and research into this area as possible.
AJ/CN/NCE: Attitudes to Sexuality in Construction
The NCE, Architects Journal and Construction News are currently undertaking a survey into attitudes towards sexuality within construction.
InterEngineering will request information after the survey has been completed.
ICE: Membership Diversity Statistics
The Institute of Civil Engineers allows its members to volunteer information about their backgrounds to be collected in an anonymised dataset to help measure the diversity of their members.
The following data was provided to us in February 2015 about the UK membership.
This information was provided through our engagement with the ICE, and will be updated periodically.
IChemE: Engineering A Winning Workforce
In November 2014 the IChemE undertook a survey to discover more about the attitudes and opinions of its members towards diversity and inclusion; including those relating to LGBT engineers.
The full IChemE survey data and conclusions are waiting publication.
E&T Diversity Survey
In July of 2014, following the Royal Academy’s event discussing Data Driven Diversity, the E&T undertook a survey across their readership. The survey was online and available to all; asking a series of questions to learn more about the experience of LGBT engineers.
The respondents were predominantly from the UK, and 60% of them were gay men.
Being Brunel: Being A Gay Civil Engineer
In March 2014 Being Brunel published an article which included a discussion on what its like to be a gay civil engineer. As the site is owned by a committee member, visitor statistics are available- giving an insight into the number of people who wonder what its like.
These statistics will be updated regularly
Stonewall Workplace Equality Index
Every year Stonewall ranks over 800 businesses to determine Britain’s top employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. Companies have to submit themselves into the index, and are ranked on their submissions.
The AJ undertook a survey of LGB architects and their experience within the industry; including some engineers working within construction.
The AJ survey data is only available to subscribers.
InterEngineering will contact the AJ to see if they will release further information.
Please get in contact if you know of any other research on LGBT diversity within engineering, so that we can help share data and drive improvement.