Showing posts from May, 2021

International Day for Biological Diversity - "We're part of the solution"

Saturday 22 May 2021 is International Day for Biological Diversity - a day of recognition for Biological Diversity. Globally we are reviewing our connection with the natural world and one thing is certain - we are completely dependent on thriving ecosystems - despite technological advances. The theme for Biodiversity Day 2021 is "We're part of the solution". In this post, CIBSE Resilient Cities Advisory Member, Derek Clements-Croome emphasises the dependence and importance we have on ecosystems. “Biodiversity is the backbone of life on earth” “It's how the planet continues to live” Comments from the biodiversity survey of respondents in Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in London 2017-18 In 2017, the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham set up a Commission on Bio-diversity and I was privileged to be a member of this. This is an adapted and very brief summary of our work. Biodiversity is extremely complex, dynamic and varied like no other feature of the earth. Its i

Membership Top Tips & Advice

  Achieving the Associate (ACIBSE) or Member (MCIBSE) grade with IEng or CEng registration is an important milestone in many CIBSE members’ careers. These well-recognised titles improve the employability and career prospects for engineers, demonstrating competence, knowledge, and commitment to employers and clients on an international level. The application process can be daunting at first, so we’ve set up a number of support initiatives to guide applicants through the process from start to finish. From webinars to workshops , and application help surgeries , we are committed to supporting engineers to achieve their membership and professional registration goals. We took the chance to ask some of our existing members and interviewers for their top tips and advice. Have you got your own advice to add? Leave them in the comments below. "Becoming an  Affiliate  member is a good starting point, as it opens up all the benefits instantly, and can be done online. The  Qualification A