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CIBSE wishes all its members a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year
Calling potential
Research journals go
CIBSE is introducing a new
company ambassador scheme
to help the institution continue to
from strength to strength
grow its membership in 2010.
It wants to encourage members
to introduce the institution to n
The two research journals first year registered an impact factor It is also possible for members
refereed by CIBSE have been of 0.705, ranking it 17th out of 38 to view new papers, once refereed
colleagues and new people making their presence felt in the in the Construction and Building and accepted, online, prior to the
entering the profession. CIBSE is industry. Technology category. Work published printed publication.
one of the few institutions whose Building Services Engineering in BSER&T has proved influential One such paper currently
membership has grown in the Research and Technology Journal – one of the proposals in the recent available in the OnlineFirst
last year. The aim is to build a (BSER&T), and Lighting, Research consultation on changes to Part L of section discusses corrections to
sustained message about the value & Technology Journal (LR&T) are the Building Regulations involves a the Meteorological Offices
of belonging to an international CIBSE’s two refereed research change to the way that party walls are equations for the calculation of
professional institution that journals. CIBSE members benefit treated in heat loss calculations. This degree days.
now covers a ‘broad church’ of from free online access to BSER&T, change is the direct result of work Online access to the CIBSE
disciplines. while SLL members can access first published in BSER&T on the technical journals has already
CIBSE would like to appoint LR&T. ‘party wall thermal bypass’. proved popular, with increasing
at least one ambassador in each BSER&T is CIBSE’s quarterly LR&T is CIBSE’s international numbers of downloads and a
company to be the key point of journal containing papers on quarterly lighting journal containing significant increase in their visibility.
interaction with members and all aspects of building services papers on all aspects of lighting Take advantage of this resource
potential members, promoting engineering. It is recognized by the research, with an impact factor of today by visiting the members’ area
membership and the benefits of science citation index, and in its 0.733. at
it, helping candidates with their
applications and/ or organising
membership briefing sessions.
Geoff Prudence receives Silver medal
By championing the institution,
members can work together to Geoff Prudence has been awarded
raise CIBSE’s profile, strengthen the Silver Medal by CIBSE for
membership and increase its his personal achievements and
reach within the industry. Contact commitment to the institution and industry.
Prudence, who has an
engineering background, has
Build Up your
experience in design, projects,
building maintenance, operations,
facilities management (FM)
Built environment professionals strategy and implementation,
are being offered the chance to working in both private and public
take part in a range of free courses sector organisations.
to help build their knowledge and He challenged the norm
skills base during the recession. in facilities management and
The University of Westminster’s achieved a new approach by
Build Up programme is aimed promoting and developing a more
at the unemployed or under- dynamic model to encourage Geoff receives his award from Mike Simpson, president of CIBSE, and John
employed. Up to 1,500 places are innovation, leading from a hard Armstrong, past president, who gave the citation at the awards dinner.
available on a range of topics, services basis and management
including networking and career of risk for operational building at large. He is chairman of CIBSE authored many published articles.
assessment, business skills and services. Facilities Management group and CIBSE members Geoff
community engagement. Eligible He actively promotes CIBSE, involved in BIFM through their Levermore and Neil Sturrock
participants include architects, BSRIA, BIFM (British Institute of Data Centre special interest group were also honoured with Silver
surveyors and building engineers. Facilities Management) and other and network activity. He is also a medals on the night in recognition
For more information contact forums, academia and the FM member of the CIBSE Maintenance of their personal achievements,
the Build Up team on 020 7911 message to colleagues, mentors, Task group, regularly makes services and commitment to the
3456 or visit young engineers and the world seminar presentations, and has institution.
12 CIBSE Journal December 2009
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