Talented trio recognised at CIBSE ANZ awards

Young engineers impress judges with quality of their submissions and research

Three young industry talents have been recognised for their outstanding work at the CIBSE Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Young Engineers Awards.

Vivien Kha, of the University of New South Wales, an undergraduate hydraulics engineer at Northrop, won the Mark Griffin Award, Student of the Year.

Neyra Nie, graduate electrical engineer at Beca, won the Graduate of the Year award, which has been renamed in honour of CIBSE ANZ and New South Wales committee member Haris Moraitis, who died this year.

The Jack Pirie Award, Young Engineer of the Year, was won by Arky Elston, mechanical engineer at Aurecon.

The awards are open to students, graduates and young engineers from Australia and New Zealand, who had to submit a three-minute video outlining how we can create spaces designed to last several generations while retaining flexibility to change according to requirements, technology and cultural trends.

The awards, hosted by Prateek Alkesh, the new ANZ Young Engineers Network chair, were held online in November, and featured a message from CIBSE chief executive Ruth Carter.