Eugenio Garcia (prize winner), Antonella Emili (highly commended), and Daniel de Pando (highly commended)
Eugenio Garcia, who studied for his MSc in fire safety engineering at the University of Central Lancashire, has won the 2015 Building Simulation Group (BSG) Student Prize with his report Advanced computational simulation of fire performance and external spread on multi-storey façades.
His research was commended for its clarity, the use of software with validation, and its potential guidance for adopting the approach for most buildings at risk of fire. Garcia won £1,000, a 12-month licence for the IES VE-Pro software suite, and a place on one of the IES training courses, worth more than £7,000.
The two highly commended runners-up each took home a £250 prize. Daniel Fosas de Pando, who studied for an MSc in architectural engineering at the University of Bath, conducted a project entitled Does improving the building fabric increase the risk of overheating in mid-terrace dwellings in the UK?
Antonella Emili, who studied for her MSc in civil and architectural engineering at the University of Cambridge, entered her dissertation, Assessing the thermal performance of glazed curtain wall systems.
The 2015 Building Simulation Group Student Prize, sponsored by Integrated Environmental Solutions, focused on MSc projects involving the application and development of advanced simulation techniques and/or software, for predicting the performance of buildings and environmental control systems. The annual contest is open to UK and overseas students. For more information visit www.cibse.org/bsg