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Kingspan Industrial Insulation delighted to support emerging generation at #CIBSEYEA 2019

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Welcome to the next instalment of our #CIBSEYEA blog series.
The CIBSE Young Engineers Awards recognise and reward the innovative thinking, hard work and skills of graduate engineers, whilst also showcasing employers who are truly committed to developing and encouraging young talent.
These critical to the future of the sector Awards, delivered in partnership with CIBSE Patrons, are possible thanks to our dedicated sponsors and partners. 

Today, one of the established Award supporters, Kingspan Industrial Insulation, explain why supporting young engineers is vital to driving innovation and technology forward within the sector.
“It is a truly exciting time to be involved in our industry and we look forward to seeing another outstanding field of nominees at this year’s ceremony.”Read their full account below. 

"Young engineers entering our profession today do so at a time of unprecedented change. Modern building services are required to perform to increasingly exacting standards and must…

"I am contributing to education matters for the lighting industry" - #IamCIBSE

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I am a Specialist Lighting Designer at Atkins & SNC LavalinI am Chair of the SLL Education CommitteeI am contributing to education matters for the lighting industry
Kristina Allison is a Specialist Lighting Designer at Atkins & SNC Lavalin, and Chair of the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) Education Committee. We spoke to her to find out how she got involved in the lighting industry and the role she has taken on at CIBSE.
How did you come to work in this industry and be working in the role you are in now? Well, I studied interior design at college then went on to do a Bachelor’s Degree in Product Design and then my Masters Degree in Furniture Design, it was only when I finished university that I started working as a Lighting Design Consultant. So, I’m like most people who work in the lighting industry who will tell you they ‘fell into lighting’! I really enjoyed the job, I was involved with lighting design and teaching, specialising in energy efficiency across the UK. I went …

"I am helping to lead and support a wide range of industry initiatives" - #IamCIBSE

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I am a Regional Sales Manager at Lochinvar LimitedI am a CIBSE Patrons Committee MemberI am helping to lead and support a wide range of industry initiatives
Scott Mason is the Southern Regional Sales Manager and Central London Specification at Lochinvar Limited. He also sits as a member on the CIBSE Patrons Steering Committee. We spoke to Scott about the work of CIBSE Patrons and the benefits of being involved with them.
How did you come to work in the building services industry and what made you decide to do so? I wasn’t very academic as a student; at the time I found myself easily distracted and as a result received poor A Level results. I decided to get an apprenticeship, and I was lucky enough to end up working for Lochinvar Limited studying an “Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering” when Lochinvar supported my education through to degree level.
On being involved with CIBSE…. My involvement with CIBSE has provided an incredible platform that has allowed me to stand out, excel and ac…

Swegon delighted to support emerging generation at #CIBSEYEA 2019

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Welcome to our #CIBSEYEA blog series.

The CIBSE Young Engineers Awards recognise and reward the innovative thinking, hard work and skills of graduate engineers, whilst also showcasing employers who are truly committed to developing and encouraging young talent.

These critical to the future of the sector Awards, delivered in partnership with CIBSE Patrons, are possible thanks to our dedicated sponsors and partners. Today, we would like to thank one of the long-standing Award supporters, Swegon,for joining us for the seventh year in a row.

"The Awards programme provides a procession of impressive candidates every year and so should give us all great hope for the future. It also demonstrates the many and varied routes into our industry that are now available to young people from all backgrounds."

We invite you to read below an inspiring account from Swegon's Managing Director, Robin Vollert, on how their ongoing association with the Awards confirms their confidence that the…

Life after the #CIBSEYEA Awards? Graduate of the Year Award 2018 Finalist Hannah Müller-Jones: 6 months on

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Welcome to our #CIBSEYEA blog series.

This month, we are visiting CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year Award 2018 Finalist Hannah Müller-Jones to share her guidance and words of encouragement aimed at recent graduates considering entering the CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year Award 2019.

Before we speak to Hannah though, a quick recap on the Award entry rules:
>> The competition is open to both CIBSE members and non-members around the world.
>> Candidates may be put forward by their college, university or employer, and must have graduated in a discipline related to building services within the last two years. There is no age restriction.
>> All shortlisted finalists are invited to give a short five minute presentation to the judging panel and an audience at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London on Thursday 10th October 2019, so please make sure you are free to attend on that day.
>> The award boasts a prestigious judging panel including the presidents o…

"Healthy Things Grow”: Why Elementa, the #CIBSEYEA Employer of the Year Award winning team, walks two inches taller

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Welcome to our #CIBSEYEA blog series.

Entries for the CIBSE Employer of the Year Award 2019 are in progress and with the entry deadline of Thursday, 1st August fast approaching, what better way to inspire your business to enter than to revisit our 2018 and 2019 CIBSE Employer of the Year Award winner, Elementa Consulting.

Earlier this month, we managed to catch up with Managing Director of Elementa Consulting, Doug Kerr, to help us celebrate their fantastic victory of becoming the 2018 overall employer winner and shed some more light on their ongoing commitment to supporting and mentoring newly qualified engineers. Enjoy the read.

Doug Kerr: When applying for the CIBSE Employer of the year award, the question we asked ourselves was:  "why do we want to be recognised in this way?" 
And really, there were two sides to this coin. On the one hand, we wanted to raise our profile as a top company within our industry, to appear more attractive to both clients and future employees, fo…

What's new for CIBSE Building Performance Engineer of the Year 2019 Winner and why to enter in 2020: We visit Clara Bagenal George

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It’s been four months since the inspiring Awards Ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, during which we awarded the very first CIBSE Building Performance Engineer of the Year Award - today, we Clara Bagenal George.
It is a category that recognises and rewards the contributions of practicing building services engineers to creating and maintaining a sustainable built environment. In its very first year, the Award attracted a host of outstanding finalists making us all at CIBSE feel extremely proud and privileged to represent and work with such dedicated and knowledgeable professionals.
To mark the occasion, we spoke to Clara Bagenal George, the very first CIBSE Building Performance Engineer of the Year Award winner
Join us for a brief moment to hear directly from Clara and her employer, Elementa Consulting, on why she wants the industry to take responsibility for the impact it has on the wider community and what she wanted us to share with 2020 entrants.
"Clara is humble and unu…