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Cibse News tel: 020 8675 5211 | fax: 020 8675 5449 | Email: President: Peter Kinsella CEng FCIBSE | chief executive: Stephen Matthews cIBsE makes connections down under Sunny reception in ANZ Region for CIBSE representatives CIBSE chief executive Stephen Matthews, and technical director Hywel Davies, travelled to Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong in March, to mark the end of Peter Kinsellas presidency of the institution. The trip which was also a valuable opportunity to renew and strengthen relationships in the region coincided with the Presidents Dinner and the ANZ Regions Soft Landings seminars. These took place across Australia and New Zealand, in Perth, Melbourne, Auckland and Sydney. The keynote speaker for the seminar series was Rod Bunn, from BSRIA, while On the final leg of their tour, in Hong Kong, Matthews and Davies met members of the HKbranch committee, led by PL Yuen, and visited the International Commercial Centre, which won the facilities management accolade at the 2015 Building Performance Awards. Overall, the pair felt the trip was a success, with significant benefits. CIBSE staff are now more focused on continuing to support the ANZ and Hong Kong regions, with a better understanding of how this can be achieved. Matthews and Davies would like to thank everyone involved in delivering and hosting their visit, including the many sponsors who made the seminar series possible. Davies covered the CIBSE tools available to support wholelife management and link to soft landings particularly the relevant CIBSE guidance. He also gave a short overview of the UK BIM programme, while Matthews provided an introduction to CIBSE and its aims. During their trip, Matthews and Davies attended an ANZ regional committee meeting, which left them with a sense of the strength of leadership and enthusiasm in the group. They Paul Angus, CIBSE NSW chair, on prizes and partying at the Presidents Dinner In Australia, we know a thing or two about throwing a party, and thats exactly what we did to celebrate Peter Kinsellas year as CIBSE President. The Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Inaugural Dinner, held in March, was attended by 150 building services engineers, architects, facilities managers and friends of the industry. Stephen Matthews highlighted the importance of the institution worldwide and how Kinsella had been influential in raising CIBSEs profile on a global platform. A number of awards were presented on the night. Sihui Wang, from the University of Sydney, was presented with the CIBSE NSW Student of the Year award. Her passion and flair for building services was evident in her innovative approach to retrofitting the Wilkinson Building at the university. Wang received $500, a trophy and a certificate. Oscar Aitchison, of Norman Disney & Young, received the Highly Commended CIBSE NSW Young Engineer of the Year award. The electrical project engineer has excelled in challenging projects, including Sydneys Barangaroo commercial towers, and he has demonstrated his passion for using BIM, as well as broad market knowledge. regular events in pipeline for new soPHE region Group to promote public health engineering in east The Society of Public Health Engineers (SoPHE) has launched an East Anglia Region, based in Cambridge, to provide engineers working or living in the area with more access to technical events and meetings. Coordinator Dean Burroughs, public health engineer at Hoare Lea, Cambridge, plans to organise regular technical evenings provided by SoPHE Industrial Associate members returned with various actions and the resolution that more frequent visits to the region would be beneficial. The ANZ Region which has nine chapters is growing, with committee meetings held two or three times a year. The CIBSE duo met representatives from other organisations, including the Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors Association and the Association of Hydraulic Services Consultants Australia, who were very welcoming and supportive. Kinsella was the first international President of CIBSE, and the Presidents Dinner, held on 20 March in Sydney, was one of the highlights of the trip (see panel below). on the second Wednesday of every other month. The first is planned for 13 May. Burroughs said: The aim in launching the SoPHE East Anglia Region is to promote public health engineering design in this area. The industry is great at the moment especially in Cambridge, where refurbishment works are happening around the city centres train station, with many new office blocks and hotels being built on The CIBSE NSW Young Engineer of the Year award went to Arups Rory Brenan. He designed building services of the future for data centres, one of which won the Data Centre Dynamics Award for Innovation in the Mega Data Centre category in the Asia-Pacific region. Brenan received $500, a trophy and a certificate. Kinsella also presented Stephen Hennessy (pictured, right) with the CIBSE ANZ certificate of appreciation in recognition of his outstanding service to the regional committee and building services engineering in Australia. The evening raised $1,260 for the CIBSE Benevolent Fund and Mates In Construction, a mental health awareness charity. new IEng route to help navigate your cIBsE career CIBSE has introduced a new route to membership for people with an accredited undergraduate degree in Dean Burroughs Station Road. Hopefully our events will be well attended, and I look forward to meeting new public health engineers in this area. More information about the new East Anglia SoPHE region visit is available on the SoPHE webite. engineering, who are working at a high level in theindustry. The Member Incorporated option is open to applicants who are able to satisfy the competencies for the member grade and who hold an accredited qualification for Incorporated Engineer (more information here nonaccredited qualifications will registration open for fifth lift symposium be assessed on an individual Registration is open for the fifth Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies, which brings together experts from the field of vertical transportation, offering speakers an opportunity to present peer-reviewed papers to gain IEng registration on their research. The symposium will be held at Highgate House, Northampton, on 2324 September. There is an early bird discount of 30 if you register and pay before 30 June. Further discounts are available to members of supporting organisations, including CIBSE, the University of Northampton, LEIA and the IET. For more details and to register, visit the lift symposium website. Making your institution stronger CIBSEs board is to commission a review of aspects of the way the institution is governed to ensure it is fit for the challenges of the future. The board would like to hear from members with ideas about how the current arrangements including in areas of communication and reporting to members might be improved. In particular, it wants to ensure the public benefit provided by the institution continues to fullfil the obligations of its charitable status, and that members with valuable experience are not inhibited by the nomination process from serving the Institution in particular roles. Members are invited to submit their thoughts by email to, or in writing to Stuart Brown at CIBSE HQ, by the end of May, providing contact information for possible follow-up. basis). This enables applicants with the application for full Member. Visit the CIBSE website for more information, or email or call +44 (0)208 772 3650. annual papers competition opens The CIBSE Lifts Group and The Lift Academy have announced that the annual papers competition is open for entries. Papers on the subject of Safe working are invited from lift industry members who operate at craft and technician level, including apprentices, trainees, fitters and testers. The submitted paper must relate to the lift or escalator industry, and will be peerreviewed by a board of judges. Entries are limited to 2,000 words, and must be received by 30 June. Visit the Lifts Group for more details. Engineers one step closer to BIM with launch of first eight Pdts The first eight Product Design Templates (PDTs) are now available. PDTs were developed by CIBSEs BIM Steering Group in partnership with other industry bodies and professional engineering institutions to fast-track the flow of general product information into BIM models. They are written in Excel format and are usable with all BIM platforms, so manufacturers do not need to grapple with multiple versions of Level 2 BIM to join the game. The first eight PDTs cover: Air grille diffuser Heat detector Isolation valve Luminaire Manhole Pump Radiator Smoke detector Full details of all PDTs available for use and for consultation can be found here. Further information about why the Product Design Templates are needed and how they work can be found here, and videos explaining the process are also available.