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Mott MacDonald Fulcrum technical director appointed President Elect of CIBSE

Mott MacDonald Fulcrum technical director for buildings and infrastructure, Andy Ford, has been appointed President Elect of the Chartered Institution of Buildings Services Engineers (CIBSE).

Andy has worked extensively on innovative buildings throughout his career and contributed to many award winning designs. His speciality lies within creative and sustainable low energy design solutions.

In recent years his work has taken a more specific focus in how the industry can respond to the challenge of climate change. In addition to his CIBSE appointment, Andy is currently chair of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) policy committee. He also serves on the managing boards of these organisations.

Andy is responsible for the design of a number of ground breaking UK buildings with early work on low energy buildings on the UEA campus; including The Elizabeth Fry Building in 1994 notably still the lowest energy non domestic building in the UK. More recently he was engineering designer for the Jubilee Library in Brighton, which won Prime Minister’s Best Building award, as well as achieving both Building Services Awards Major Project of the Year and a Stirling Prize finalist in 2005.

Andy has more than 30 years’ experience in the building services sector and is a founding director of Fulcrum Consulting which joined the Mott MacDonald Group in December 2009.

With his expertise in low energy and sustainable buildings, this appointment will allow Andy to demonstrate CIBSE’s commitment to increasing the value of the Institution in reducing the carbon impact of buildings.

The role of President Elect is to assist the President and Board in delivering the objectives set for the Institution as well as to influence the strategy and policies of other organisations in support of CIBSE’s objectives. The President Elect serves for one year the automatically becomes President of the Institution. CIBSE has almost 20,000 members worldwide and is the prime source of expertise for sustainable buildings, harnessing its members’ skills and knowledge to raise competence across the industry.

CIBSE President, Rob Manning said: “Andy is a great ambassador for both CIBSE and the industry.”

Mott MacDonald’s buildings and infrastructure Unit Manager, David Webster said, “This is a great achievement for Andy. He is a leader in his field, with extensive experience in the design of low energy and sustainable buildings. He sets a high standard and is a great asset to the industry.”

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