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CIBSE AGM looks to 50th celebrations

Group pictured at the CIBSE Ireland AGM recently with Paul Martin, Chairman, pictured centre, front, along with Vice-Chair Damien Flynn and Pat Lehane, Building Services News.

While the usual protocols were observed at the recent CIBSE Ireland AGM in Dublin, there is no denying that the main focus for the coming 12 months will revolve around the 50th anniversary celebrations. The 50th theme will feature across the entire programme for 2018 but will culminate in the gala dinner to be held on 30 November in the Clayton Burlington Hotel, Dublin (details to be announced shortly).

That said, the celebratory mood will also be used to reinforce the position of CIBSE Ireland as a leading force across building services in Ireland, and to strengthen still further its links with the other representative bodies and associations across construction as a whole.

Engagement with government departments and agencies will also be ramped up, especially on nZEB, NSAI standards and the BIM Council of Ireland. In tandem with that the extensive CPD programme will focus on, and reflect, the critical issues facing the industry. These events take a format that encourages dialogue and the sharing of information, and are also open to members of other professional and representative bodies in the sector.

The CIBSE Ireland “reach out” objective on encouraging new people into the industry will also continue. It has always had strong links with DIT but these have now been extended to WIT and IT Tallaght, with plans for a more proactive engagement with the other ITs and colleges in the pipeline. To that effect it partners with WIT and DIT for their respective student awards, and with DIT for the Young Lighter and SDAR Awards. It also co-publishes the SDAR Journal with DIT.

On the social front there will be the annual 5-a-side football tournament and of course the CIBSE Ireland Annual Golf Outing which will be held in Luttrellstown Golf Club on Friday,7 September 2018.

While ostensibly CIBSE Ireland’s 50th celebrations, it is also a celebration for the entire building services sector. The reality is that, throughout the last half-century, the activities of CIBSE Ireland, and that of its members, have always mirrored what was happening in the industry as a whole. So, it is a time of celebration for all.

Fridge Spares (W) Hits Gold!

FSW 50 yearsCongratulations to Fridge Spares Wholesale Ltd (FSW) who this year celebrates 50 years servicing the RAC industry in Ireland and the UK. Fridge Spares is a specialist supplier to the refrigeration and air conditioning trade, with locations in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK. It has been delivering a combination of quality products and quality service to the sector for over 50 years.

With depots in four locations across Ireland, FSW is a large-scale wholesaler for refrigeration and air conditioning systems as well as replacement parts and ancillary products supplying some of Ireland’s largest resellers and engineering companies. It provides the same diversity of quality products, supported by a similarly-high quality service, throughout the UK.

This year marks a whole programme of events to celebrate FSW’s Golden Anniversary, commencing with two open days this month — 13 May at its Togher Branch in Cork and 15 May at its headquarters in Glasnevin. All are welcome to attend and to avail of the food and refreshments. Attendees will also be entered in a draw for an iPad.

There will be quite a number of other events throughout in the year, culminating in a Gala Dinner scheduled for the K Club in November.

Congratulations to all at FSW and welcome to the elite “50th Club” of long-serving servants of the industry!

CIBSE BBQ Success

Prompted by members to organise more social occasions – as opposed to the technical, conference and seminar programme – CIBSE Republic of Ireland Region held a BBQ in Dicey Reilly’s in Harcourt St, Dublin 2, during the last week in July.

People started to arrive from 6.30pm onwards and food was still being served up as late as 8.30pm.

For a first-time event it proved very successful. The food and craic was excellent, while the older members in attendance gradually became accustomed to the frenetic buzz and loud music.

The sensible among us started to drift homewards at about 10.30pm while the younger contingent – and braver older contingent – stayed on with the intention of drifting up the road to “Coppers”. What transpired after that remains “on tour!” ■