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Tel: 020 8675 5211 | Fax: 020 8675 5449 | Email: secretary@cibse.org President: Andy Ford CEng FCIBSE BSc Eng | Chief executive: Stephen Matthews


Visit us at Ecobuild!


Ecobuild is the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment and the UK’s largest construction event of any kind. It is being held at the Excel Centre in London on 20-22 March and will have more than 1,500 exhibitors, as well as seminars, conferences, speakers and product demonstrations. Come and visit CIBSE on


stand N1130 for the latest news about the Institution and demonstrations of our new Knowledge Portal – www. cibseknowledgeportal.co.uk – the online tool which gives our members free online access to all CIBSE publications, as well as easily referenced links to hundreds of other resources and online content (see page 20). CIBSE president Andy Ford will


be hosting a panel discussion (on 20 March at 12.30pm in South Gallery 33) on the theme: ‘Professional institution knowledge sharing – can the sector benefit?’ Panellists from the Institution


of Engineering Technology, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, BRE, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Institution of Civil Engineers and Royal Institute of British Architects will discuss how shared knowledge networks and improved use of information technology can help engineering businesses overcome their resource and skills challenges, as and when the economy improves. There will also be the


chance to win an iPad by recommending a new member, so if you know someone who has been thinking about membership or would benefit from becoming a CIBSE member, keep an eye open for our Ecobuild promotions running throughout March. Visit www.cibse.org/success for more information.


Transatlantic ties


Ron Jarnagin (left) and Andy Ford (right) present Jeff Gatlin with his certificate of CIBSE membership


refreshed mutual recognition agreement between the two institutions when it is published in April. To mark this development, Andy Ford


ceremonially conferred certificates of membership on three ASHRAE members. Stephen Matthews gave a speech describing how CIBSE and ASHRAE were facing the same challenges and stood a far better chance of overcoming them through working together. He said that, in spite of these challenges, ‘not since railroads and steam has there been a better time to be an engineer’. Ron Jarnagin, ASHRAE president, said that


● ASHRAE/CIBSE relationship grows


At the recent ASHRAE 2012 Winter Conference in Chicago, CIBSE chief executive Stephen Matthews and president Andy Ford hosted a reception to celebrate the strengthening relationship between the two institutions. Increasing numbers of ASHRAE members have expressed interest in CIBSE membership, with 120 ASHRAE members having applied to join the Institute through the reciprocal route. Andy Ford announced that a new, more streamlined route to licentiate membership for ASHRAE members will soon be available. This will be included in the


he was pleased by the closer links, as it allowed members to be ‘exposed to new technologies since heating, ventilation and air conditioning and refrigeration technology differs due to geographic, environmental, cultural and economic requirements. This exposure makes for more well-rounded engineers and more well- rounded engineering organisations.’ Jeff Gatlin, who received CIBSE membership


at the event, endorsed this view: ‘Seeing the impact of my day-to-day work from beyond the shores of North America has made me a more conscientious engineer.’ He added that the ASHRAE-CIBSE mutual recognition of their respective full membership grades is ‘an important step to eventual recognition of engineering credentials across the Atlantic’.


Annual symposium details


The second annual Technical Symposium is being held at Imperial College, London, on 18 and 19 April. The event will see ASHRAE


joining with CIBSE to deliver an unprecedented array of fully refereed technical papers that cover areas of interest and concern to both practitioners and researchers. Delegates will also be able


to take advantage of valuable networking opportunities during lunches and an evening reception, which will provide the greatest opportunity for sharing information within the building services community. Sessions during the two-day


event will include: ● Planning and assessing


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building energy systems performance;


● Prediction of building energy and environmental impact;


● Tools and techniques for energy modelling and optimisation;


● Building information modelling applications;


● System designs to minimise energy use;


● Passive building systems design;


● Power and energy design and measurement;


● Storage and utilisation of energy; and


● Building performance assessment.


The debate, ‘Cities are not sustainable’, promises to be particularly lively, with


international industry pundits thrashing out the issues in front of the audience. The meeting will be attended


by ASHRAE president Ron Jarnagin, ASHRAE chief executive Jeff Littleton, CIBSE president Andy Ford, CIBSE president-elect David Fisk, and CIBSE chief executive Stephen Matthews. The registration fee includes lunches, refreshments and digital papers, as well as an informal evening reception (with food and drink) at the Natural History Museum. Please book as early as possible via www.cibse.org/ symposium2012. There are no specific conference hotels but there is plenty of choice in the South Kensington area.


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