As Michael Curran’s role as Chairperson, CIBSE Ireland, draws to a close, he reviews the very strange circumstances surrounding his tenure because of Covid, and the challenges – but also the opportunities – this unprecedented turn of events presented to building services engineers to take a leadership role in devising solutions.
“Little did I realise when I was elected Chairperson of CIBSE Ireland that I, and the entire industry, would be faced with the unprecedented challenges we encountered over these last three years.
“It started with the Covid pandemic and its subsequent rounds of lockdowns and cancellations. This was followed by the war in Ukraine, the severe energy crisis in Europe and at home, the skills shortage and horrific supply chain issues.
“I was asked recently if I was naïve in the expectations of what I had hoped to achieve with my slogan of “Our Time is Now” during my period as chairperson. My answer was an emphatic no. I am positive building services engineering in Ireland is on the cusp of a wave and will only grow.”
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