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Dolan CIBSE Quiz Night Champion

Thomas Dolan, winner of the inaugural
CIBSE YEN virtual quiz.

The inaugural CIBSE YEN virtual quiz took place last month with participants taking part from CIBSE regions all around the world. The event was part of the current CIBSE initiative to welcome a broader audience for regional events, and to encourage cross-regional collaboration as geographic locations are no longer a barrier for participation, now that these events are taking place online.

With that in mind, the CIBSE YEN Ireland region hosted the first online CIBSE virtual quiz with CIBSE YEN Ireland Chair, Ryan Loney, assuming the role of host and quasi quizmaster for the event. In his introduction Ryan welcomed members from regions all over the world, and these included the CIBSE YEN Global Chair, Rebecca Neil and Vice Chair Gemma Taylor, who both took part in the event.

The quiz itself consisted of 71 questions with an eclectic mix of 1990s music, movie theme tunes, famous buildings, “name the app” and, what proved to be the most difficult round, “name the valve”. This turned out to be the unravelling of a number of contestants who showed some early promise, only to be undone by not knowing their strainer from their fixed orifice double regulating valve!

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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

Adam Dent joins Heat Merchants

Adam Dent, Heat Merchants Commercial Business Development Manager

Adam Dent, Heat Merchants Commercial Business Development Manager

Adam Dent, B.Eng, has joined Heat Merchants as Commercial Business Development Manager and will work closely with the Technical Services Team delivering mechanical services, plumbing system design which you can learn more about if you click here, commissioning and after-sales service.

Adam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role having previously worked with Origen Energy (part of the Hevac Group) where he was responsible for designing bespoke systems featuring heat pumps, solar thermal, solar PV and district heating projects. He is also involved in CIBSE Ireland and is currently Chair of the Young Engineers Network (YEN).

Speaking about his new role Adam said: ”It is exciting to be involved with Heat Merchants at a time when the company is building the Technical Services Division to provide complete solutions to consultant engineers and mechanical contractors. The service is covered by full professional indemnity insurance for all mechanical services design and we can now act as the assigned certifier on projects.

Contact: Adam Dent, Commercial Business Development Manager, Heat Merchants.                                 Tel: 086 – 821 0948;  email: adam.dent@heatmerchants.ie

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. On a sidenote, if you are missing the traditional way of playing games and would want the best offers, a visit to red stag no deposit bonus codes would help a lot.

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, reviewed extremely highly by PayByPhoneBillCasino.uk. 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!

Hitachi Kicks off CIBSE YEN 5-a-side

Peter Farrell, Captain, Team Ethos Engineering with Fergus Daly, Hitachi.

Peter Farrell, Captain, Team Ethos Engineering with Fergus Daly, Hitachi.

The inaugural Hitachi-sponsored CIBSE YEN 5-a-side soccer tournament took place recently at the Astro Park complex in Tallaght, Co Dublin. Teams participating included BDP, Ethos Engineering, Hevac, IN2 Engineering, OCSC and Origen. As subs were also allowed a total of 38 players were involved.

The games kicked off at 6pm on two pitches with matches running simultaneously and lasting 10 minutes. This didn’t allow much breathing space between games with several matches running back to back. By the end of the round-robin league with all teams having played each other once, two teams — OCSS and Ethos — were joined on ten points. They then played out a hard-fought final with Ethos emerging popular winners on the night.

After the official presentations pitch side by Fergus Daly, Area Sales Manager, Hitachi Ireland, everyone adjourned to the local Metro Bar to socialise and network.

All credit to Aaron Brogan and Adam Dent, Chair and Vice-Chair respectively of CIBSE YEN for organising the tournament, and indeed for playing as well! “We are delighted with the number of teams that turned out”, says Aaron, “and a special thanks to Hitachi for their sponsorship and support. We’re confident that this will now become an annual event.”


CIBSE YEN Soccer Blitz

Footie PicWith the industry picking up and consultancies employing more and more newly-qualified graduates, there is a palpable sense of excitement and camaraderie returning to the sector. This is a welcome development and one which should be encouraged by all. Harnessing this new sense of vitality and energy is the CIBSE Young Engineers (YEN) group who have devised an exciting programme of events for the coming months.

It kicks off (literally) with the 5-a-side CIBSE YEN football tournament being held later this month. If you are a young engineer get together with your colleagues and enter a team. If you are a senior engineer/manager/owner, then what better way to foster employee morale than by encouraging your employees to participate.

Full details are as follows but why not contact Aaron Brogan at aaronbrogan@hevac.ie or Adam Dent at adamdent@origen.ie directly and sign up now.

The soccer blitz will be held between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday, 21 of May 2015, at the Astro Park in Tallaght, Co Dublin, with trophy presentation and refreshments sponsored by Hitachi Ireland taking place in the Metro Cafe Bar afterwards. The tournament will consist of eight teams with each team playing a minimum of three matches, split between two pitches. The tournament winners will be crowned Champions of the 1st annual CIBSE Soccer Blitz.

Please note: Entry fee is €25 euro per team.

CIBSE YEN Mix-‘n-Match

Michael McDonald, CIBSE YEN and DIT with raffle winner Paul Mooney

Michael McDonald, CIBSE YEN and DIT with raffle winner Paul Mooney

The CIBSE YEN dual-venue technical evening and social function proved an enormous success with a large attendance participating in the lecture/workshop in DIT Kevin St, before adjourning for food, pints and craic in Dicey’s Garden Bar in Harcourt St.

The CIBSE Young Engineers Network (YEN) is now coming of age with Michael McDonald of DIT and his YEN colleagues working very hard to devise and implement a programme of events aimed specifically at young engineers.

The final gathering before the summer break-up proved especially successful and augurs very well for the last quarter once the programme resumes in September.