Geoff Prudence, CEng FCIBSE FRICS FIWFM MIoD, sector leader and Chair of the CIBSE Facilities Management Group receives Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
Recognised for his consistent and outstanding contribution to supporting the facilities management sector, Geoff has been the lead author of CIBSE Guide M Maintenance Strategy in 1996, 2005 and 2014 – the recognised industry thought leader for maintenance strategies.
In the most recent version of Guide M, Geoff oversaw the introduction of various new innovations, including the introduction of asset life cycles – a full list of economic life expectancies. The latest version is the cutting-edge document for maintenance engineering. It has had a significant and positive impact on the industry and is relied upon heavily across the profession.
Starting his career as a multi-disciplined engineering apprentice with British Rail in 1973, Geoff gained a wide range of experience across the engineering disciplines, before moving quickly into supervisory, senior technical and then management positions, initially specialising in HV/power systems and building services.
Since working with British Rail, Geoff has had a series of senior roles, working for organisations such as NatWest, Essex County Council and University College London. Whilst leading on countless high profile facilities management projects, Geoff has consistently contributed to the development of CIBSE guidance, leading the production of documentation, events and writing standards.
In delivering his citation, David Stevens CEng FCIBSE MSLL commented:
“Over the last 30 years, Geoff has strived to develop the industry, and individuals wherever he can. His passionate and engaging style and effective sector leadership led to him being awarded the Silver Medal by CIBSE in 2010.”
As well as being a Fellow of CIBSE, Geoff is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS) and a Fellow of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management
Geoff has been involved with the CIBSE Facilities Management Group since its inception in the 1990's and has been the groups active Chair since 2003.
Geoff was awarded Honorary Fellowship at the CIBSE AGM 2022, which took place on 5 May at the Royal Society, London.