On a mission: interview with Mike Burton

CIBSE’s current Building Performance Engineer of the Year, Mike Burton, wants to ensure everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential as a building services engineer, whatever their background. By Alex Smith

Lethal presence: the scourge of asbestos

Asbestos was a common insulation material in building services until the 1970s, and is an acute risk for those involved in the demolition or refurbishment of plantrooms. Robert Dwyer works with Mesothelioma UK to raise awareness of its dangers in the building services industry

Why it’s time to talk about mental health

Understanding and addressing mental health within building services is essential. Three experienced professionals in the industry share their advice for integrating mental health support and policy in the workplace. Molly Tooher-Rudd reports

Measuring up for net zero: interview with David Partridge

As one of the most prominent figures in property, David Partridge is in an ideal position to oversee the governance of the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard and ensure a definition for net zero is embraced by those who develop, own and build real estate. Alex Smith reports

Derek Clements-Croome: an intelligent standpoint

The CIBSE Intelligent Buildings Group was founded in 2006 by Professor Derek Clements-Croome FCIBSE. He speaks to co-opted chair Dr Yangang Xing about how the group has evolved to meet the needs of building occupants and the wider environment

Interview with Raphael Amajuoyi: ‘Get involved and work hard’

The Presidential theme for CIBSE’s 125th anniversary year is ‘Inspire the next generation’. Erato Vasileiou talks to CIBSE Young Engineer of the Year Raphael Amajuoyi about his role models, and the importance of networking and hard work in his burgeoning career

Kevin Mitchell interview: inspiring the next generation

To mark CIBSE’s 125th anniversary new President Kevin Mitchell is calling on all Members to share their stories and knowledge to inspire the next generation and attract more engineers into building services

Max Fordham 1933-2022

Building service’s most influential engineer took an integrated approach to design based on first principles that focused on occupant comfort and optimal building performance