Showing posts from October, 2019

Build2Perform Insider: Collaborating for sustainable performance

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

Build2Perform Insider: Two Profound Revolutions = One Exciting Profession

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 Profession By Tom 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

How to achieve the CIBSE Associate or Member grade in 2020

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