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CIBSE WA Christmas Luncheon 2018

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Another great CIBSE WA Chapter Christmas luncheon was held in the beautiful surroundings of Matilda Bay Restaurant, Crawley on Friday 7 December.

Over 80 members and guests enjoyed a great meal and the odd drink whilst listening to Juan Carlos (JC) Guzman, Head of Software and Computing Group at CSIRO Astronomy and Space. JC spoke about the history of the global Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, what its objectives are and the technology that it uses including some challenging concepts involving gigaflops, teraflops, petaflops and beyond...!



Guest were also treated to a presentation from Sabine Schreuder, the CSIRO STEM Professionals in Schools Project Officer for WA to outline the great work of the initiative to enhance teaching practices and deliver engaging Science, Maths and Engineering lessons to students across the country. CIBSE is supporting this initiative on a national level and strongly encourage members and industry professionals from around Australia to engage locally. Find out more or sign-up here.

(from left: 
Sabine Schreuder, Juan Carlos Guzman)


The luncheon was attended by the Sydney-based CIBSE ANZ Regional Treasurer, Mathew Klintfalt who presented a Bronze Medal to Peter Whalley for 12 years of service on the WA Chapter Committee. This included the last 3 years when he served as WA Chapter Chair before handing over to Andrew Crabtree in July 2018.

 (from left: Mathen Klintfalt, Peter Whalley, Mike Garton)

Also in attendance were UK-based John McLean, a Trustee of the CIBSE Benevolent Fund, Mike Garton aka The Father of CIBSE WA without whose energy and dedication over the years the chapter would be a mere shadow of what it is today, and Paul Jackson, the AIRAH WA President.

Our thanks go to our sponsors, without whose assistance these events cannot be run, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Systemaire, Alerton, Melchor and HI Lighting.

Finally thank you to the CIBSE local committee for their invaluable assistance in arranging not only this event but the program of technical events in 2018.

Upcoming WA events:

12/02/2019     Power Outage Solutions
12/03/2019       Resolving Construction Disputes

For a list of events across ANZ visit

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