Dr David Sanders with Jake Piner
Portsmouth University student Jake Piner has won the CIBSE Undergraduate Award 2018.
Piner studied for a BEng in mechanical engineering and took the prize with his final-year project, ‘Analysing the benefits of a well-engineered building control system’. He will be presented with £500 and a certificate at the President’s Awards Dinner on 12 October.
A trophy will also be awarded to Piner’s course tutor, Dr David Sanders, in acknowledgement of Portsmouth University’s achievement.
Robert Ralph, from Dublin Institute of Technology, and Thomas Lusty, from Coventry University, were runners-up, and will each receive a prize of £100.
The award, sponsored by Hays Building Services, is designed to encourage students to develop their potential and aim for excellence.
It is awarded to those in their final year of a building services course accredited by CIBSE, and recognises their academic achievements.