Hywel leads the technical and policy development work of the Institution, particularly focussed on the ongoing development of the Building Regulations and implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), and other construction related Regulations, Directives, Codes and Standards. He is also part of the CIBSE team working on the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM), particularly as it is related to the mechanical and electrical sector. He has an interest in building services systems and cyber-security, and is leading for CIBSE on a joint project with ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, which seeks to raise awareness of the importance of cyber-security in the design, installation and operation of building systems, and the implications of the “internet of things” for the security of systems
An experienced Buildings Digital Engineering practitioner and strategist with experience of successfully delivering Building projects and digitalization strategies, within an engineering consulting environment. Working with Stantec’s teams and clients throughout all stages of projects to identify, clarify and resolve complex issues critical to clients' strategic and operating success. I focus on improving business digital delivery and efficiency by implementing innovative processes. Developing and applying automation tools enabling focusing on engineering and design. From simple scripts through machine learning to AI, it’s never been more affordable to achieve efficiencies through digitization and the technology is only one part of a successful transformation. I lead a team developing affordable yet innovative solutions that work in the real world.
After the completion of an apprenticeship in Machining and Fitting followed by a BSc in Engineering in the mid-1980’s, Jon started his career in the Building Services sector with Landis and Gyr as a Sales Engineer and progressed to a Senior Project Engineer. Over the next decade Jon developed his skills/experience of controls through a variety of different challenges ranging from telephone controlled lighting systems to medical electronics, process controls and automation. After 12 years of controls experience he identified a gap in the market for a customer-led (as opposed to product-led) controls company and as a result InTandem Systems Ltd was formed. This 35+ year career has enabled Jon to experience and contribute to an extensive range of projects and initiatives in the controls sector and to invest significantly in the development of future BMS Controls Engineers. He is a past President of the BCIA and is Fellow of CIBSE and Chartered Engineer with a passion to help anyone with their professional development and professional confidence.
With over 30 years experience practicing Mechanical Building Services Engineering and over 20 years experience in Building Physics, Darren maintains a balance between systems design, modelling and in use operational analysis to help understand the intricacies and challenges of achieving real building performance. One of Darren’s previous projects was claimed to be the ‘Most sustainable building in the world’ by The Guardian. Darren has assisted with past CIBSE publications including AM11 and TM54, and was part of the early team of consultants who helped prove NABERS Design for Performance (DfP) use case in the UK. This led to Darren becoming one of the first DfP Independent Design Reviewers and CIBSE trainer for Advanced Simulation for DfP. As an independent engineer, Darren enjoys a wide range of different challenges with no two days the same. He consdieres his role to be stimulating, fulfilling and enjoyable.
Kathryn is the Digital Design and Building Performance Modelling Director at Max Fordham LLP. Through her 14 years’ experience as a building services and low carbon consultant with the Practice, she has developed extensive expertise in low energy building design. As a Project Engineer, Kathryn has also developed a real-world understanding of the opportunities and challenges of deploying digital design on projects and how it could be used to enhance sustainable design. In her current role, Kathryn leads both the Digital Design and Building Performance Modelling teams at Max Fordham. The Digital Design Team are leading the Practice’s transition to a fully digital design environment, developing digital tools, processes, content and training; the Building Performance Modelling Team are delivering complex energy and carbon modelling, working with the Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (MEP) Engineering Teams to deliver truly low energy building design. LinkedIn Profile - www.linkedin.com/in/kathryn-donald-46285418b
Jo works for Sodexo, one of the largest Facilities Management companies in the UK and Globally. Her role is developing best practice Hard FM in the UK&I region. Responsible for promoting, programme managing and embedding best practice in maintenance and technical services. She has a long history of working in the Built Environment that includes technical author of industry guidance and working with BSI supporting the development of Facilities Management standards. Her areas of expertise are facilities management, asset management, project management, building services operation, building controls, smart technology, maintenance strategy, statutory maintenance, health and safety, Soft Landings, wellbeing and building performance. She is passionate about closing the gap between construction and operations, delivering best practice maintenance, and embracing technology to increase asset reliability and availability.
With over 25 years’ experience in the Building Services sector, including consultancy, design and contracting, Jeff plays a key role within Baxi Heating responsible for policy and legislative advocacy. Jeff has a wealth of technical, commercial, and legislative knowledge relating the residential and commercial building services sector, including low and zero carbon technologies In his current role Jeff is widely involved in setting the agenda regarding legislation and policy for the heating sector, regularly representing both Baxi Heating and the wider industry at Government and trade body meetings to offer in depth advice and analysis. www.baxi.co.uk
Ted is a building services engineer with over 30 years’ experience on a wide variety of building services installations, both in the UK and overseas. He is a Fellow of CIBSE and chair of the Knowledge Management Committee and an active member of the Training and Development Panel. He chaired the CIBSE Commissioning Code M – Management Steering Group and is currently chairing the steering group for Code A – Air Systems. A previous CIBSE Building Performance Award winner in 2015 and 2016, Ted has worked on numerous projects, embracing small domestic refurbishment projects to large multi-million pound installations that include complex, safety-critical hospital systems. Currently Building Services & Sustainability Director for VolkerFitzpatrick Ted’s role covers the management of all aspects of building services for the business and promotion of sustainable construction initiatives. He is tasked with making VolkerFitzpatrick the number one choice for the delivery of innovative, value driven, sustainable building services solutions.
An experienced Building Services engineer and Director, with extensive experience in PFI, Healthcare, Education, Residential and Leisure developments. In addition i have acted as an expert witness on various cases including a large number of PFI cases. I have extensive experience developing people and mentoring developing engineers, most recently acting as CIBSE's trainer for Mentoring courses. I have ben responsible for the development of training and development schemes and the implementation of these leading to the development of engineers progressing upto CEng status.
After completing an honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Peter joined Thorn Lighting in 1985 as a graduate engineer developing automatic test equipment for the electronics manufacturing facility. He also developed and managed the UK CAD database across three manufacturing sites. In 1991 Peter joined the Lighting Applications Department, managing the section responsible for development of scheme design software and software to manage photometric data and produce technical datasheets. The responsibilities gradually expanded and Peter became involved in optical design and managed the three laboratory photometers and two integrators. In 2008 Peter became Head of Strategic Lighting Applications. Peter is involved in BSI, CEN, ISO, he is chair of ISO/TC 274, and Vice President Standards in CIE. He is also involved in the LIA and LightingEurope and is the UK representative to Lux-Europa.
Fabrizio is an architect with research experience in low-carbon materials and design. He gained his PhD at the Welsh School of Architecture while also teaching in the environmental design masters. In their position at RICS they produce thought leadership outputs on building sustainability and contribute to shaping RICS's position on related policy matters. They also coordinate the development of the Built Environment Carbon Database. They were a member of the Technical Expert Group that produced the draft EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance, and are currently a member of the Energy Efficient Mortgage Label Committee.