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Hevac/Origen CIBSE YEN Champions

Team Hevac/Origen, overall winners of the CIBSE YEN five-a-side football tournament 2017, pictured with Derek Duff, C&F Quadrant (sponsor), Paul Martin, CIBSE Ireland Chairman and Adam Dent, Tournament Organiser.

Now in its third year, the annual CIBSE YEN five-a-side football tournament has become firmly fixed in the Institution’s calendar of events, with approximately 50 participants representing seven teams participating this year.

While the spirit of the competition is one of fun and good-natured rivalry, the desire to win soon takes over with some of the games becoming fiercely contested. That said, once teams leave the pitch all the niggles, slights and individual battles are soon forgotten.

Congratulations to tournament organiser Adam Dent and his YEN colleague Aaron Brogan, and of course a big thank you to Derek Duff and C&F Quadrant, who generously sponsored the event.

Finally, well done to all the players. Their respective performances were brave (or foolhardy), given that the temperature when the games commenced was in the early twenties. Winners on the night were Team Hevac/Origen.

After the presentation of the trophy everyone adjourned to the Metro Bar for food, refreshments, some teasing and networking.

Team Homan O’Brien

Team Unitherm

Team Metec

Team JV Tierney

Team IN2

Team Daikin

Brogan joins Tritech Engineering

Aaron Brogan, Tritech

Aaron Brogan, Project Engineer, Tritech Engineering

Aaron Brogan has been appointed Project Engineer at Tritech Engineering. Aaron has four years’ experience in the building services industry having previously worked for Hevac Ltd as both a building services engineer and projects manager.

Tritech Engineering is a leading mechanical and electrical contractor established in 1999 and is now listed as one of the top 20 M&E contractors in Ireland. It is currently engaged as the lead mechanical contractor on some major developments, including the Ballsbridge and Capital Docks projects.

Contact: Aaron Brogan, Project Engineer. Tritech Engineering. Tel: 01 – 413 1000; email: info@tritech.ie

High Standard at Student Awards

Back Row: Brian West, and CIBSE Ireland Vice-Chair with Ciara Ahern, DIT; Micheál O’Flaherty, DIT; and David Doherty, Chair, CIBSE Ireland. Middle Row, Level 8: Callum O’Toole, Runner-up with David Keogh, Winner and Sean Flynn O’Connor, Runner-up. Front Row, Level 7: Seamus Murphy, Winner with Andrew Cruise and Gerard O’Neill, both Runner-up.

Back Row: Brian West, and CIBSE Ireland Vice-Chair with Ciara Ahern, DIT; Micheál
O’Flaherty, DIT; and David Doherty, Chair, CIBSE Ireland. Middle Row, Level 8: Callum O’Toole, Runner-up with David Keogh, Winner and Sean Flynn O’Connor, Runner-up.                                               Front Row, Level 7: Seamus Murphy, Winner with Andrew Cruise and Gerard O’Neill, both Runner-up.

This year the competition was very tight with judges commenting that the standard was getting tougher. In the BEng Technician Programme (Level 7), Andrew Cruise presented on “Micro CHP for Residental and Commercial Applications”. He delivered a convincing argument for CHP, offering details on  running costs for actual projects.

Second up saw Ger O’Neill take to the podium with “VAV & Displacement Ventilation Systems”. Ger explained and compared the two systems, detailing the pros and cons.

Finally, Seamus Murphy presented his project on “Applications of Geothermal Heat Pumps”. He explained the principal operation and benefits of a heat pump and different types of collectors.

The second part of the afternoon saw presentations from BEng (Hons) Programme (Level 8). First to present was Sean Flynn O’Connor on “Economic and Environmental Benefits of CHP Systems”. Sean detailed his findings and summarised his project.

Callum O’Toole then presented on “District Heating and its Feasibility in Ireland”. He offered actual site data from a live site to present his findings.

Last to present was David Keogh on “Cleanroom Technology & Design Analysis”. He displayed flowcharts on air movement within cleanrooms.

The awards were sponsored by CIBSE Ireland and presentations were again made by David Doherty, CIBSE Chairman. David Keogh was confirmed as winner by the judges.

Dent and Brogan attend CIBSE YEN Hong Kong Gig

Below: Adam Dent and Aaron Brogan, the CIBSE Ireland delegates to the recent CIBSE YEN Conference in Hong Kong.

Adam Dent and Aaron Brogan, the CIBSE Ireland delegates to the
recent CIBSE YEN Conference in Hong Kong.

Aaron Brogan, CIBSE Ireland YEN Chairman and Vice-Chairman Adam Dent recently attended the CIBSE YEN conference in Hong Kong. It was the first time CIBSE Ireland had a delegation at this world forum and apart from CIBSE support, both Aaron and Adam had significant support from their respective employers. Aaron is Hevac’s Project Manager while Adam is Technical Sales Engineer with Origen Energy. Both are Hevac Group companies.

After an exhausting trip the first day’s proceedings began with an introduction to the legal systems of both the Poeples’ Republic of China and Hong Kong, followed by Alan Lau who spoke about doing business as an engineer in China.

This proved very interesting as it also went into detail on how to become a chartered engineer in China. This was followed by a technical site visit to the International Centre for Commerce (ICC), Hong Kong’s tallest building. It is 490m high and has a complex array of building services, including 11 cooling towers with a total load of 5234kW and six chiller units.

After the rigours of a very interesting but quite tiring day, relaxation and entertainment followed and included a Kung Fu lesson! Day two was also a full programme and included a number of technical site visits to venues such as the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department of Hong Kong, a district cooling plant, and a zero-carbon building run mainly from PV and solar panels. It also featured natural light tunnels and a VAV underfloor system for cold air displacement into the building. Noticeable throughout was that all scaffolding is erected using bamboo and safety nets. The day concluded with a black tie event at the British Consulate hosted by CIBSE HK.

Day three was another early morning start that involved a water jet trip to Macu and a visit to the Venetian hotel and casino resort. Here delegates saw the huge basement plant room housing large industrial chillers and twin-head chilled water pumps.

Next and final stop on the day was a basement and roof-top electrical survey of the largest casino in Macu. Day four was a dedicated CPD event held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on nextgeneration technology. The symposium ran from 7.45am to 17.30pm and covered all manner of new technologies and building services-related developments for the future.

The final day was the Global YEN Chair meeting and this was held at the Kowloon Hotel. Presentations and reports were given by all delegates with Aaron and Adam representing Ireland. Hong Kong, the UK, Australia, Belfast, Dubai and New Zealand the other branches participating.

Overall the trip proved to be very beneficial from both an engineering and networking perspective though both Aaron and Adam were not too impressed with the food. Octopus soup for lunch didn’t go down too well after a site visit but they did manage to find a McDonalds. Snickers bars also helped but, at €3 a pop and pints at €10 a go, they had to watch the pennies!