From “the tools” to the top of the refrigeration engineering profession, Jacinta Caden – now Business Development Associate, Europe, Critical Project Services – has done it all. Little did she think when she started in DIT Bolton St as a refrigeration and air conditioning trade apprentice at 22 years of age that in June 2019 she would be named among the Top 50 Women In Engineering (WE50) by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) in the UK.
Just recently the building services industry in Ireland lost a true friend and guiding light of many years, Greg Traynor. In this appreciation Alex Foran recalls Greg’s immense contribution to building services in Ireland, and accurately captures his essence as a human being, apart from his professional persona.
The re-launch of the CIBSE YEN Ireland Branch kicked off in May with a unique event that combined a CPD-rated site visit (incorporating a competitive edge) to Glen Dimplex in Dunleer to view the purpose-designed Zeroth Energy System installation, and go-karting on the nearby Championship Circuit at the WhiteRiver Park kart racing complex.
The world is changing. Technological, environmental and human advances have disrupted many industries. The internet revolution has changed the way we shop, listen to music, watch TV and even engage with politics. Further advances in big data, AI and virtual reality are promising to do the same for many others, including consultancy and engineering, writes Hannah Vickers, CEO, Association for Consultancy & Engineering.
The CIBSE Ireland Workshare Exchange Programme is a new initiative devised to build and strengthen relationships between engineering and contracting companies in the building services sector. It is individual rather than company focused, the core of the concept being that two people – one from a consultancy and the other from a contracting company – workshare on a particular project over a set period of time.