Spanish star hits Vegas jackpot

Grau wins a trip to the ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Las Vegas

CIBSE Journal November 2016 Antoni Sapina Grau

Antoni Sapina Grau

Antoni Sapina Grau has been crowned CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year 2016. Grau, who works for WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the 21st winner of the annual award and the first Spanish graduate to secure the top prize. He wins a trip to the ASHRAE Winter Meeting, which next year takes place in Las Vegas.

Grau completed his MSc in building services engineering with sustainable energy at Brunel University, London, having completed a BEng in architectural engineering at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He is a qualified Breeam Associate and Low Carbon Consultant, and was part of the team that won this year’s Teambuild Construction Competition.

Atkins’ Katie Ewing, who graduated from the University of Bath, was runner-up in the competition, with Scott Mason, of Lochinvar and the University of Northampton, in third place. The other finalists were Samantha Carlsson, Cardiff University and Hoare Lea; Richard Garthwaite, the Royal School of Military Engineering; Monica Madrigal, Universidad Politécnica Madrid/Foster & Partners; Farai Mwashita, Loughborough/Hilson Moran; and Samima Saqib, Heriot-Watt (Dubai).

Ewing received £500 and Mason £300 from The Rumford Club, while the Manly Trust made a presentation of £100 to each of the other five finalists.

The graduate prize was part of the CIBSE Young Engineers’ Awards – including the Employee of the Year awards – held at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers last month.