Three CIBSE members awarded highest Institution honour
Posted: 30 October 2019
Three CIBSE members have been honoured with gold medals, the highest honour awarded by the Institution.
Peter Boyce, David Wood and Victor Cheung Chi-Kong have all been recognised for their outstanding contribution and service to CIBSE.
Professor Peter Boyce MCIBSE HonFSLL received his medal at the President’s Dinner in October, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the world of lighting and the work of the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL).
Peter has been prolific in his production of lighting research papers and lighting guidance. He joined the Illuminating Engineering Society (forerunner to the SLL) in 1966 and was chair of the CIBSE Lighting Division in 1986-7.
Amongst his vast contribution to lighting research and guidance he worked on the Code for Lighting in 1977 and its subsequent updates, he wrote the majority of the SLL Handbook and contributed to the SLL Code.
He has been Technical Editor for LR&T since 2008, is an honorary SLL Fellow, and was named Lux person of the Year 2017.
David Wood and Victor Cheung Chi-Kong were unable to attend the dinner. David will receive his medal at the CIBSE AGM in May 2020, and Victor will be presented with his medal in Hong Kong in November.
Three Bronze Medals were also awarded to David Mather, Andrew Michael Forrest and Steve A Hunt for their services.
The annual president’s dinner recognises and rewards industry talent with a number of awards, showcasing both newly qualified and experienced engineers. Also presented on the night:
Ken Dale Travel Bursary
Raphael Amajuoyi won the 2019 Ken Dale Travel Bursary and received a bursary to travel while undertaking industry relevant research.
Raphael, who also won the CIBSE Graduate of the Year in 2017, won for his research titled ‘Designing for Gender Equality’.
He will research the design of commercial offices across the globe to understand the current scope of research on female occupancy thermal comfort in the professional workplace. Raphael plans to travel to San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro and Doha and will also conduct research in London.
The annual Ken Dale Travel Bursary offers between £1,500 - £4,000 to CIBSE members in the developmental stage of their career, who wish to spend three to four weeks abroad researching aspects connected to their field of work.
Hays President’s Prize: CIBSE Undergraduate Award
Yu Fu from University of Nottingham Ningbo China was awarded the CIBSE Undergraduate Award 2019. Yu studied for a BEng in Architectural Environmental Engineering and won with his final year project entitled ‘A machine learning approach to predict window openings in naturally ventilated buildings’.
The judges felt that the project was an original idea which attempted to use machine learning across a wide range of locations to optimise natural ventilation window openings. He was presented with a £500 cheque and certificate.
A trophy will also be awarded to University of Nottingham Ningbo China as acknowledgement of its achievement.
The award, sponsored by Hays Building Services, is designed to encourage students to develop their potential, and aim for excellence. It is awarded to those in their final year of a building services course accredited by CIBSE and recognises their academic achievements.
Happold Brilliant Award
The award recognises excellence in the teaching of building services engineering, and was this year presented to London South Bank University (LSBU).
The judges were impressed by the high quality of graduates produced by the university and felt that project topics studied by the students covered a wide range of building services areas and included sustainability and renewable systems. They recognised the excellent links LSBU has with the industry through their advisory panel and staff involvement with knowledge transfer partnership schemes.
The award was presented to Dr Alex Paurine, accepting on behalf of the University.