The annual Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) young engineers network summer barbecue was held in Waterford Institute of Technology on Tuesday last (19th May).
The event consisted of a lecture given by Mr. Patrick Field, a past student of Building Services Engineering at WIT.
Patrick, a Chartered Engineer, is an associate director and head of the sustainability division at O’Connor Sutton Cronin Consulting Engineers, Dublin.
The event was opened by Mervin Doyle; CIBSE Waterford Area Representative and lecturer in Building Services Engineering at WIT.
The lecture was entitled “Sustainability; LEED & BREEAM in a M&E Design Practice”.
Drawing on his extensive experience, Patrick provided an overview of the BREEAM and LEED accreditation process and the use of dynamic thermal modelling analysis. During his lecture, Patrick brought the audience through two excellent case studies; one LEED and one BREEAM, which provided a fantastic insight into the design and analysis methods used to achieve accreditation, and an insight as to the popularity of LEED in Ireland. In addition Patrick provided an overview of his firms experience of Building Information Modelling (BIM) techniques and software.
The lecture was followed by a barbecue and refreshments at the Dome WIT which were kindly sponsored by the CIBSE Republic of Ireland branch.
This was a very successful event again this year which was both informative and a good networking and social event with a good mix of students, academic staff and practicing engineers.
All the students on the BEng in Building Services Engineering; BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering and the MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering programmes at WIT are registered as student members of CIBSE. The MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland as meeting the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status.