Others to be honoured included Stelio Stefanou, chief executive of support services firm Accord, who received an OBE for his services to business, and Thomas Jennings, chairman of M&E firm Rotary, who received a CBE.
In architecture, David Chipperfield, who designed the award winning River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire was awarded a CBE for his services to architecture. Clare Wright of housing specialist Wright & Wright Architects received an MBE.
In the housing world, Francis Vickery, assistant chief executive of East Thames Housing Group, received an OBE. Town planner Michael Burchnall also received an OBE for services to planning in Liverpool.
One industry figure said that in general the built environment sector had been overlooked in the honours. He said: "It seems this time round construction in general has been snubbed. Maybe it's a way of sending a message to the sector that it really is time to deliver."