Showing posts from June, 2019

Swegon delighted to support emerging generation at #CIBSEYEA 2019

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 thei

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

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. 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 in October. >> The award boasts a prestigious judging panel including the presidents of CIBSE, ASHRAE and the IMechE. All finalists and guests will al

"Healthy Things Grow”: Why Elementa, the #CIBSEYEA Employer of the Year 2018 Award winning team, walks two inches taller

Welcome to our #CIBSEYEA blog series. Entries for the CIBSE Employer of the Year Award 2019 are now closed and with the shortlist under way, what better way to inspire your business to enter next year than to revisit our 2017 and 2018 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

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

Designers do not focus on the needs of occupiers: For or Against? Tony Day, Executive Director, IERC shares his #CIBSEsymposium 2019 Debate perspective

Time flies and it's time for our next  CIBSE Technical Symposium 2019  follow-up blog. In this instalment, you will hear from  Tony Day, Executive Director at the International Energy Research Centre (IERC), Tyndall National Institute  sharing his input from the Technical Symposium Debate that closed Day One of the event. 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 stakeho