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Oh what a night! – CIBSE ANZ Young Engineer Awards 2022

08 Jul 22
ANZ Region

The clouds over Sydney parted for the most spectacular night on the building services calendar.

After two years of hosting the Awards function online, our industry’s most outstanding talent was credited with the recognition they deserved.

“It was important to us to honour our finalists and winners, not just from the 2022 competition but also those who outshined in the past two years.” – Mark Crawford CIBSE ANZ Chair.

The Awards Ceremony took place last night in the beautiful confines of Parliament of NSW.


University of Sydney lecturer, Dr Ashak Nathwani AM, provided the keynote address, pointing to Climate Change and COVID-19 as major disruptors. He encouraged engineers to shoulder the responsibility and minimise the impact of the building services component that affects both - HVAC.

In his address, Ashak also stressed the “urgent need for innovations” and he implored Young Engineers to combine their work with part-time building services-related research.

In the Student of the Year category, Nicholas Wensley took the trophy for his video entry that included great direct and indirect sustainability initiatives for designing a building with an infinite budget.

Vanessa Luvio’s, passion for implementing smart and sustainable solutions in building services design clenched her the Haris Moraitis Award for Graduate of the Year.

The Jack Pirie Award for Young Engineer of the Year was awarded to Alex Shan. His compelling video highlighted just how crucial communal spaces are to human flourishing. here

Watch the winning video submissions here

Nicholas Wensley

Mark Griffin Award - Student of the Year

Undergraduate Sustainability Consultant
Northrop Consulting Engineers/UNSW


Vanessa Luvio

Haris Moraitis Award - Graduate of the Year

Graduate Mechanical Engineer
Northrop Consulting Engineers


Alex Shan

Jack Pirie Award – Young Engineer of the Year

Senior Mechanical Engineer

(Tim Spies, Aurecon presenting the Graduate of the Year Award to Vanessa Luvio.)

(Northrop Consulting Engineers team)

(Student of the Year runners up Ngoc Bao Ngan, Jatin Midha & Andrew Bagnall, AG. Coombs)

The 2022 cohort shared the stage with their 2020 and 2021 finalists and winners who were also honoured for their past achievements.

Celebrations kicked on with live music and networking in the Fountain Court.

More than a party these awards form part of CIBSE  ANZ's growth strategy. Phil Senn, ANZ Vice-Chair  who co-hosted the Awards said,

"The CIBSE ANZ Young Engineers Awards is the largest single event in our calendar. It’s a celebration of the fresh ideas that are coming through in our younger cohort. It ties directly into our ANZ strategy by encouraging a new membership base, by supporting the next generation of engineers, and fostering connections within the building services industry."

CIBSE will continue to bolster the emerging talent from around our region, with the help of our partners. Plans to host the 2023 function in Melbourne are already underway.

Congratulations also to our 2022 runners-up – For the Mark Griffin Award, Student of the Year Ngoc Bao Ngan from ADW Johnson/University of Newcastle and Jatin Midha, University of NSW. For the Haris Moraitis Award, Graduate of the Year, Jackson Sascia from JHA Consulting Engineers and Dinishi Galagama- Mudalige from Arup. And for the Jack Pirie Award, Young Engineer of the Year Siti Mustaffa from DeltaQ and Shrinivas Sangram Sapre from Norman Disney & Young.


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