Industry pioneer who’s still ahead of his time – Max Fordham interview

Max Fordham FCIBSE is Britain’s most influential services engineer, and his practice continues to lead the field when it comes to innovative building services design. Alex Smith finds out what’s next for the man who has been bringing creativity and intellectual rigour to the industry for over 50 years

Smart choices – career moves

Skills shortages and major new construction projects mean Britain needs more highly qualified labour. But graduates aren’t the only ones in demand. David Blackman meets four professionals who changed career to become building services engineers

Building on the past: celebrating 40 years of CIBSE

From the miners’ strikes and oil crises of the 1970s, to the ‘boom and bust’ of the 1980s and technological advances in the 2000s, the UK’s industrial landscape has evolved radically over the past four decades. Liza Young asks former CIBSE presidents how building services has changed since the Institution began in 1976

On a mission: using data to optimise heat networks

Gareth Jones and Casey Cole are using big data to expose the real performance of domestic heat networks. Alex Smith finds out how their disrupter technology could see the industry adopting a Passivhaus-style target approach

Thinking outside the box

Last year’s winner of the CIBSE Graduate of the Year Award, Ryan Rodrigues, talks about his win, his career goals, and inspiring the new generation of engineers

Money for new hope – apprenticeships

From next year, large employers will pay a levy to support apprenticeships that aim to alleviate the skills shortage – so will they, and their potential trainees, get a good return on their investment? Roxane McMeeken finds out

Risky business – the engineers who work for insurers

Insurance broker CJ Coleman has recently joined the CIBSE Patrons – the Institution’s group of ‘corporate supporters’. Ewen Rose ventured into the City of London to meet account executive Christine Shrimpton and director Mark Aspinall to find out why