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Build2Perform Insider: Collaborating for sustainable performance

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With less than one month to go until Build2Perform Live, we spoke to Mat Lown running the Optimising Facilities and Property Managementsession, taking place on Tuesday 26 November at 10.50. 
Collaborating for sustainable performanceBy Mat Lown, Partner, TFT 

Sustainable buildings are often thought of in terms of material used in construction and energy efficiency in operation. Less emphasis is given to the significant contribution of building services, specifically how their performance can be optimised to prolong their life and better cater for future change in our climate and occupiers’ requirements.

Standard practice currently splits responsibility and organises maintenance in silos, resulting in a disconnection between the work of surveyors, engineers, facility and property managers. I head up TFT’s Sustainability Consultancy, which works with all manner of technical specialists to reveal where better efficiency and outcomes can be found across a building’s life.

When it comes to bu…

Build2Perform Insider: Two Profound Revolutions = One Exciting Profession

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CIBSE Build2Perform Live's programme is now online and is designed by leading experts to equip you with a mix of case studies, in-depth technical analysis, practical take-aways and insight to keep you ahead of the curve as a modern built environment professional. Over the upcoming weeks, we will be exploring some of the sessions featured at this year’s event.
This week, we will hear directly from Tom Randall, Chair of “Are we in Control?”session, taking place on Tuesday, 26 November at 14:30. 
Two Profound Revolutions = One Exciting ProfessionByTom Randall, Head of Building Optimisation Services, Verco United Kingdom
We are in the middle of environmental and technological revolutions, and both have profound implications for many professions, including those in buildings and building services.

While Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg are raising the issue publically, the hard nose of corporate investment is also very clear on what is needed. Larry Fink, the CEO and Chairman of Bla…

How to achieve the CIBSE Associate or Member grade in 2020

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The next UK closing date for membership applications at the Associate and Member grade is 1 Feb 2020.Follow our guide below to ensure that you have everything organised in time for the upcoming deadline.  October - Get Prepared Download the application documentation, criteria and guidance for the Associate or Member grade.Join a webinar or membership briefing to understand the application process and requirements. 

November / December - Start Writing Review your career to date and start writing down examples which demonstrate how you meet each of the competence criteria. Attend our Membership Application Workshop, run by CIBSE Interviewers themselves and designed to get you started on your Engineering Practice Report. (We run these through Nov - Dec) 


January - Ask for Feedback Once your application is drafted, ask your sponsor to review and give feedback on what you have written. They will need to sign off your entire application and complete part of t…