CIBSE technical director Dr Hywel Davies has received the Gold Award for outstanding achievement from the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) as part of this year’s H&V News Awards.
The award is presented annually to someone whom BESA and H&V News believe has gone above and beyond the call of duty for the greater good of the building services industry.
BESA chief executive David Frise praised Davies’ ‘granular appreciation’ of regulation, technical detail and professional standards, and his determination to ensure the voice of building services engineering ‘is heard in the places that matter’.
‘Dogged persistence and a willingness to speak out are among his key skills,’ said Frise, who added: ‘This particular recognition marks the coming to fruition of a long project – the push for “culture change” around building safety following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Hywel is at the forefront of efforts to prepare the industry for the most far-reaching reform of building regulation since the Second World War… and we are all in his debt.’