CIBSE young engineers awards 2018

Raising the bar – Graduate of the Year winner

Eight finalists addressed the topics of professional competence and upholding technical standards at the Young Engineers Awards last month. Liza Young listened to their speeches

Interviews
biomass St Andrew's University

Chipping away at the data – optimising biomass plant at St Andrews University

A biomass district heating scheme is key to the University of St Andrews’ goal of being energy carbon neutral. Vital Energi’s David Wilkinson says operational data analysis is optimising carbon savings and ensuring a return on the £25m investment

Heating
F-gas flammable sign

Sounding the alarm – flammable refrigerant gas safety concerns

Air conditioning and refrigeration firms are becoming increasingly worried about the amount of flammable refrigerant gas being used by engineers without suitable training, writes Ewen Rose

Cooling

CPD SPECIAL

Our comprehensive 2018 directory of CPDs approved by CIBSE, plus three new modules

CASE STUDIES

Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

Curvature of Earth with sun rising

Reach for the stars – taking a lift into space

An elevator that takes passengers into space may sound like the stuff of fiction, but Dr Bryan E Laubscher’s keynote at the 9th Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies reveals that interplanetary travel by lift is rooted in scientific reality

lift
CIBSE Journal November 2018 Old Bailey

Judicial renew – replacing heating and cooling at the Old Bailey

Fifty-year-old boilers at the Old Bailey are being replaced under the watchful eye of Lady Justice, in a major 10-year refurbishment. Andy Pearson speaks to the project team about the challenge of replacing heating and cooling without interrupting proceedings in 18 law courts

Heating