Showing posts from May, 2019

Designers do not focus on the needs of occupiers: For or Against? Eimear Moloney, Hoare Lea at #CIBSEsymposium 2019 Debate

In our next CIBSE Technical Symposium 2019 follow-up blog, hear from Eimear Moloney, Associate Director at Hoare Lea  sharing her input from the Technical Symposium Debate that closed Day One of the Symposium. The CIBSE Technical Symposium Debate is a much anticipated annual event and one that all seasoned Symposium attendees especially look forward to. This year, we focused it around the designer / occupier needs aspect of transforming the engineering of built environments.  The 2019 Debate, entitled  "Designers do not not focus on the needs of occupiers" , was chaired by CIBSE's Head of Sustainability Development,  Sara Kassam. IERC, Rooley Associates, Cundall and Hoare Lea navigated between outlining the nuances of understanding the design kit, educating yourself on design cycle, contracts that are not fit for purpose and occupier and stakeholder needs, in a series of passionate speeches. Today, we bring to you the first of the four Debate contributions

"I am designing lighting that can be enjoyed by everyone" - #IamCIBSE

I am an Assistant Architectural Lighting Engineer I am SLL Young Lighter of the Year 2018 I am designing lighting that can be enjoyed by everyone Emma Beadle is an Assistant Architectural Lighting Engineer at WSP and winner of SLL Young Lighter of the Year 2018. As part of the #IamCIBSE campaign, we spoke to Emma about the experience of winning the award and working in lighting design. On the building services industry…. Being part of the building services industry allows me to make a difference with the way people live their everyday life. Lighting is important and can not only create functionality through helping people move safely through a space, but it can also create an atmosphere to a space where experiences are made through the type of lighting that is in that space. Good, creative lighting can also inspire people and add an extra something to their everyday. The best thing about my job is being able to create these amazingly lit spaces for the everyday p

#CIBSEsymposium 2019 content focus: In-use study of using Atamate building controls to improve heating efficiency

In our next CIBSE Technical Symposium 2019 follow-up blog, hear from Kat Kelly, Senior Data Scientist at  Atamate  sharing an overview of her hugely  popular paper presented  on Day Two of the  Symposium, as part of the " Smarter building operation" stream, entitled " Putting some sense into smart homes: proving the case  for automated domestic heating and ventilation".  In-use study of using Atamate building controls to improve heating efficiency. By Kat Kelly, Senior Data Scientist at Atamate Modern building regulations emphasise the efficiency of building services, both to keep costs to a minimum and to limit greenhouse gas emissions. We conducted a real world study on the effect of Atamate building controls on energy efficiency. The insulation and airtightness of modern building fabric has substantially cut heating energy requirements, allowing gas-powered central heating systems to be replaced with low-energy, fast-response electrical systems. In

#CIBSEsymposium 2019 was an extraordinary experience: A personal account from an international student on why smart building sessions were his highlight

Welcome back to our #CIBSEsymposium 2019 follow-up series. It is your space to highlight unique perspectives on Symposium content and outputs; share experiences as a first-time student-attendee or a returning colleague, all part of the inspiring community that Symposium attendees form.  Environment allowing for an open exchange of cross-disciplinary learning is at the heart of what Symposium strives to embody.  Thank you for all your support for the past 9 years.   This week, we have a pleasure of bringing you a very personal account from an international student.  Visit us back to learn about unique perspectives on this year's Symposium.  We asked Christian Guerra -  MSc Smart Buildings and Digital Engineering   student  at University College London  - about his event highlights, motivation behind attending and how he envisages Symposium attendance will help in his further studies. By Christian Guerra,  MSc Smart Buildings and Digital Engineering  student at Univ

Curious about the highlights of #Build2Perform 2019 programme? Here's the first official preview.

CIBSE Build2Perform Live 2019 is the UK's premier event for built environment solutions. Curious about the highlights of #Build2Perform  2019 programme?  Whether you are familiar with our sector-leading quality of content,  drawn on the knowledge and experience of  our community of expert speakers, or are new to the #Build2Perform experience, hear from CIBSE's Head of Sustainability Development, Sara Kassam, explain what will await you on 26 and 27 November at London's Olympia.  We managed to catch up with Sara between her chairing of the much anticipated Technical Symposium Debate and reviewing upcoming knowledge on green infrastructure as a building service.  Hi, I am Sara Kassam . This year, I’m managing the technical programme for CIBSE’s Build2Perform Live taking place in November, a responsibility which is both thrilling and terrifying in equal measure. CIBSE Build2Perform Live is a huge annual event for practitioners in the built environment who wa