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Dr Mikkel Kragh awarded CIBSE silver medal for contribution to building services engineering

Dr Mikkel Kragh, Technical Leader of Dow Corning’s Facade Engineering Architectural Team, received a Silver Medal from the CIBSE acknowledging his engagement and long term services to both the Society of Facade Engineering (SFE) and CIBSE. Mikkel initially served on the SFE Steering Committee at its inception for ten years and chaired the society for three years between 2009 and 2012. 

During his tenure, Mikkel has worked to increase the visibility, presence and impact of the SFE which has included taking the initiative to local branches in Australia and Hong Kong where the SFE is now establishing a strong foothold. A prominent industry spokesperson for the facade engineering discipline and the CIBSE, which is home to the SFE, he was also instrumental in the creation of The Glass Supper, an innovative annual event which includes the award of the SFE's Project of the Year.

Mikkel ‘s international experience in research, specialist contracting and consulting and now as a supplier of high performance solutions to the construction sector has facilitated a unique insight into the facade engineering field.  He has authored numerous papers and articles with the aim of raising awareness of this relatively new discipline and promoting professional accreditation through SFE and CIBSE.

Mikkel has been a great ambassador for the façade engineering discipline and for CIBSE as the home of the SFE

Stuart Brown, CIBSE Deputy CEO

The Silver Medal was presented to Mikkel by Graham Dodd, Chairman of the SFE and Fellow of Arup Facades. Speaking about the award, Stuart Brown, Deputy Chief Executive of the CIBSE said ‘CIBSE was delighted to award Dr Mikkel Kragh with the Silver Medal of the Institution.  Mikkel has made an outstanding contribution to the development of the Society of Façade Engineering since its inception, and has been a great ambassador for the façade engineering discipline and for CIBSE as the home of the SFE.’

Mikkel stepped down at the AGM of the SFE in April 2014, handing over a robust, reputable institution which can represent the broad range of skills required to successfully deliver building projects.