Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal
Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal

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Forgotten but not gone … there is life outside the M50 and engineering does take place. So says Ryan Loney who recently “emigrated” to Galway and has posted this letter home via the pages of Building Services News.
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The catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017 killed 72 people and shocked the world. It also changed many more lives forever. As well as the police and public inquiries, which are ongoing, it led to an independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, led by Dame Judith Hackitt, a Chartered Engineer...
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Derek Mowlds, MSc, is the Managing Director of PM Group Asia with responsibility for offices in China, Singapore and India. He is a past Chairman of CIBSE Ireland and a past member of the CIBSE Council. Derek was also a founding Board Member and Vice- Chair of the Irish Green Building Council.
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As 2018 marks CIBSE Ireland’s 50th anniversary, the Institution has devised a new awards scheme designed to recognise, and promote, best practice in respect of the design and installation of building services. It takes in both new-build and refurbishment across commercial and industrial (non-domestic) projects.
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DIT Bolton St was the venue recently for an intimate audience who gathered to witness the eight annual SDAR Awards final organised and hosted by the School of Electrical and the Electronic Engineering and School of Multidisciplinary Technologies. This awards scheme is one of two significant CIBSE Ireland applied research events intended to disseminate best...
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De La Salle Waterford past pupil Paul Martin, who hails from the Hibernian Bar on Bolton Street in Waterford, talks about his rise from the Level 6 Higher Cert in Building Services to a lead role in Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and now Chair of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineering, Ireland...
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As a now grey-haired senior building services engineer, it has been intriguing to see how the industry has developed over the last 40 years. I was at lunch recently with some fellow senior engineers – most of whom are still involved in the industry – and we started reminiscing and talking about the impact of...
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Garvin Evans, who died recently at the age of 84, will be remembered fondly by many of us for a vast number of reasons. Those reasons include being an engineer, singer, Rotarian, member of the Welsh Male Choir, Church elder, orator, wine connoisseur, father of the Edge, joke teller and most, importantly, golfer.
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I recently had the sad duty of attending my dear friend and colleague Pat Byrne’s funeral and it is no exaggeration to say that Pat will be hugely missed by myself and all who knew him. I worked with Pat in Walker Airconditioning and in York ACR for many years. He also had the unenviable...
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Why are building services engineers scarce when the world population is soaring and most people use buildings every day? Could the answer be as simple as the language we use to describe ourselves? Could we attract more young people into the profession by changing the name?... Cathie Simpson suggests that this would be a good...
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