Showing posts from March, 2021

Get to know your CIBSE trainers: John Griggs, the Water Services trainer

  Full name : John Charles Griggs Topic area : Water supply and drainage CIBSE Trainer since:  2018 Tell us a little about yourself  My background is research, being at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for nearly 30 years in the Water Centre. The work I was involved in was used in the UK building regulations as well as national and international Standards. Hence, I am well aware of the science behind many of the requirements in today’s Standards, Regulations and Directives. Whilst at BRE, I was seconded to the Department for Trade and Industry for over 3 years; where I was responsible for all construction products. I worked on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, the F-gas Regulations and other draft legislation that embraced the whole construction industry; not just water. Since then I have worked for the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and lead a number of European research and development projects on topics that included: renewable heat storage s

CIBSE Role Models - Emeka Efe Osaji

The CIBSE Role Model series is intended to shine a spotlight on members of our building services community from under-represented groups and backgrounds to inspire and promote diversity amongst future engineers.  As part of our Role Model series this month, we speak to Emeka Efe Osaji a Teaching Fellow in Architectural Technology at the University of Salford, and Treasurer of the CIBSE Energy Performance Group. My name is Emeka Efe Osaji. Personally, I am a son, brother, husband, dad, uncle, nephew, cousin, in-law, and friend. Professionally, I am a Teaching Fellow in Architectural Technology at the University of Salford. I am lucky to be a 2nd-generation Academic, Researcher and Consultant. The steps taken by my parents and others have helped provide me with the right support network and prerequisite direction and clarity. I have kindly received recognition for my humble contributions, including in areas, such as: (1) Energy Certification Compliance Knowledge Transfer; (2) Teaching Ex

A Career as a Project Engineer in Solar Photovoltaics

  As part of our  Career in Building Services  series, today we meet  Jerin Jacob, from CIBSE Young Engineer's Network UAE, who   works in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) engineering. If you have any questions about this career path, you can contact us at or . Jerin Jacob obtained his Master’s  degree in Energy at Heriot-Watt  University, Dubai in 2019. He has  since been working as a Project  Engineer in the Solar PV sector in  Dubai. Jerin has also been  volunteering with  the UAE region of the CIBSE  Young Engineers Network (YEN)  in multiple capacities since 2017  and currently holds the role of  Honorable Secretary within the  YEN committee. What do Engineers in the Solar Photovoltaics field do? The Photovoltaic Effect is the phenomenon under which sunlight is converted into electrical energy. Engineers in the commercial photovoltaic (PV) sector collaborate with MEP design specialists and operations/facility managers to develop the optimal strategy f