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Mark Griffin Award– Student of the Year | 2018

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The 2018 competition is now closed for entries. Entries for 2019 will reopen in November 2018.

View the videos of the winning submissions here

CIBSE ANZ Graduate of the Year | 2018

First Prize: $1,000 cash as well as an invitation to the CIBSE ANZ Young Engineers Awards, including overnight accommodation and return flight from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand to attend the Awards Ceremony in Sydney.

Finalists' Prize:  An invitation to the Awards Ceremony in Sydney, where the winner will be announced. Prize will include accommodation and a return flight from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand to attend the event.

Closing Date For Entries: 1 May 2018 

Awards Presentation: Part of the CIBSE ANZ Annual Cocktail Function, from 6:30pm, 21 June 2018, Australian Museum, Sydney.


  • Individual applicants only

  • Applications must currently be studying and due to complete their degree no earlier than July 2018.

  • Applicants must be CIBSE Student members. Not a member? It is free to join by completing this application form.

  • Applicants must be studying for a BSc, BEng or MEng study at an Australian or New Zealand University at the closing date of the awards, 1 May 2018.


Nominees must submit a short video, up to 3 mins, answering the competition question:

2017 CIBSE President Peter Wong commented in his opening address that artistry brings the science and practice of building services engineering innately alive, but should Engineering be described as an Artform? Why or why not?


  • Presentation skills/ clarity and communication

  • Originality

  • Thoughtfulness

  • Drive/Passion

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Mark Griffin, 1962-2014

Mark hailed from North London and studied Building Services Engineering at 

what was then the Polytechnic of the South Bank. He worked in the UK, Sweden and South Africa, but made Sydney, Australia his home in 1991.

Mark picked up a temporary job with a fledgling building services consultancy ‘ VOS’ – and he remained with them for some 18 years, rising through the ranks to eventually become Director of Engineering.

In 2009, Mark joined AECOM, as their Building Services Leader, responsible for managing a highly skilled multi-discipline team, delivering iconic projects within Australia.

Mark was passionate about building services engineering and an inspiration to his many colleagues and friends, so it is fitting that this award is named in his honour.