Open to change: interview with CIBSE President Kevin Kelly

To rise to the challenge of delivering safe and healthy net zero carbon buildings, the building services engineering industry must embrace diversity and become more inclusive, says new CIBSE President Kevin Kelly. He talks to Alex Smith about plans for his year in office and how he’s already taken action to get more women on the CIBSE Board

Air of authority: interview with Professor Catherine Noakes

Professor Catherine Noakes’ knowledge of ventilation and infection transmission has made her one of the government’s key scientific advisers on Covid-19. In recognition of her work, she was made an OBE last month. Alex Smith talks to her about the challenge of winter and the impact of infection control going mainstream

Power and the glory: Young Engineers Awards winners

Two female electrical engineers were the big winners at the Young Engineer Awards, with Aecom’s Jennifer Cox named CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year and Megan Whitbread winning the inaugural Apprentice of the Year Award. Alex Smith watched the winning presentations

Interview: Piers Heath – integrated design at Foster + Partners

Global architect Foster+Partners now has fully integrated environmental engineering in its design studios to optimise building performance. Piers Heath tells Alex Smith how scientific first principles are embedded in designs and shares plans to incorporate soft landings in every project

Ant Wilson: ahead of his time

Ant Wilson FCIBSE has been at the forefront of building services innovation for 40 years, helping to change how engineers design buildings. After his retirement from Aecom, Alex Smith looks back at a prolific career