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CIBSE Technology Committee

Reports to: CIBSE Board

Purpose of Committee and frequency of meetings:

The Technology Committee is a Standing Committee of the Institution. It has the overall responsibility for providing understanding, clarification and validation of the fundamental technical basis of building services engineering and for overseeing the policy work of the Institution. The Committee meets three times a year, usually in February, June and October.

Terms of Reference:

  • To oversee engineering policy and make recommendations to the Board on matters within its remit.
  • To generate Institution Position Statements for Board approval.
  • To oversee the preparation of timely responses to consultation documents (including documents produced by other professional bodies, standards organisations and government).
  • Subject to the provisions of Rule B21 in the Rules for the Board, to appoint and brief representatives where appropriate to contribute to and/or report on technical policy and publication activities of other organisations.
  • To make recommendations to the Board regarding the Carter and Napier Shaw Bronze Medals for published and/or presented papers.
  • To seek contributions to the work of the committee from all relevant international and interdisciplinary sources within the institution.


The Institution seeks participation from all CIBSE interest areas. Members of Technology Committee should be drawn from a range of age, gender, background, experience and expertise, and should include participation from a range of sectors and interest groups in the UK and overseas e.g. Industry, Manufacturing, Project Management, Finance, Research, Academia.

The Technology Committee shall comprise at least 9 and no more than 15 members, including the Chair. The Committee may co-opt no more than three additional members to assist in specific matters. Co-opted members shall serve for so long as the particular matter is on the agenda of the committee and they shall not have a vote. 

Members of the Technology Committee are initially appointed for a three year period. At the end of this period they can be re-appointed for a further three year term. It is desirable that new members be added regularly to the Committee to bring in new ideas and expertise, however, it is equally desirable to retain expertise.

Members attributes

To be considered for appointment to the Technology Committee applicants should normally be in CIBSE membership and must be able to commit their time to participate in meetings, either in person or remotely. Members will also be asked to read circulated papers to allow informed decision making and to comment on draft documents as and when required. 

Attributes of Members of the Technology Committee:

  • Knowledge of legislation affecting the building services sector and experience of using a range of national and international standards;
  • Experience of contributing to legislative and policy-making processes;
  • Awareness of future trends and policy developments likely to affect the sector and their impact on CIBSE members in their various roles, and also some awareness of current research activity.

For more information about the Technology Committee please refer to the Technology Committee Manual.

Committee Membership

Chair:  Katie Clemence
Engineer, Partner, Max Fordham

Katie is a Chartered engineer and partner at Max Fordham LLP. She runs projects and carries out mechanical and electrical design on a variety of development types. She is Max Fordham’s representative in New London Architecture’s NextGen scheme, looking to help emerging leaders in the construction industry to broaden their networks and meet like-minded others.
When not working directly on projects, Katie enjoys promoting building services engineering to a wider audience. She has taught seminars as part of architecture courses at the UCL Bartlett Centre, Cass School of Architecture and Kingston University, and regularly organises STEM workshops for school groups to promote engineering as a career choice.

Other Members:

Carolyn Caceres
Associate Sustainability Engineer, Frankham Consultancy Group

Carolyn is an energy and sustainability engineer with experience on climate change issues in the built environment. Her main interests are focused on near zero carbon buildings, health and wellbeing for building occupants, and the use of public policies or industry initiatives to promote energy demand reduction, energy efficiency and innovation to achieve the objectives proposed by international agreements on climate change. Carolyn works as an energy assessor collaborating with teams on best options to design sustainable - low carbon buildings. 

Colin Ashford
Independent Consultant

Colin Goodwin
Independent Consultant

Daniel Dominguez Moreno
Senior Mechanical Engineer, VVB Engineering

Douglas Baldock
Director of High Rise UK, Ramboll

Federico Seguro
Energy Engineer, Troup Bywaters + Anders
Federico is an Energy Engineer at Troup Bywaters + Anders. Coming from an architectural background, he specialises in low energy design advice in the built environment through a holistic perspective to design optimisation. In addition to building energy consultancy project work, Federico has provided policy consulting advice including a review of retrofit standards to steer the implementation of Each Homes Counts and the South East Midlands LEP Energy Strategy. Federico is a Chartered Building Services Engineer and member of working groups supporting the transition to performance-led, outcome-focussed net zero targets in the built environment.

Ian Knight
Professor, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

John Field

Luke Yeates-Mayo
Engineer, Hoare Lea

After joining Hoare Lea as a Mechanical Graduate in 2015, Luke became involved with the CIBSE YEN South Wales Committee in 2016 as Secretary and more recently taking on the Chairman role. His main aim for the CIBSE YEN committee is to get other engineers learning about other subjects within building services. Also to get committee members promoting Building Services as a careers at STEM events within the region. 
Luke believes that building services has a huge part to play within the UK and it is essential for young and developing engineers to realise the importance of their industry.

Nick Cullen
Partner, Hoare Lea

Richard Daniels
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, Department for Education

Stephen Chapman
Electrical Engineer, Atkins

Steve is an electrical engineer at Atkins, where he leads buildings services projects, mentors juniors members of staff and promotes digital development.
Steve has worked with clients on a wide range of markets, with projects  including; Hinkley Point C, Harrods, John Lewis, residential developments and Heathrow airport. He is currently positioned as MEP framework lead for West Sussex County Council where his mixture of electrician site experience and depth of technical knowledge ensures he delivers projects for his clients to a high standard.

Susan Hone-Brookes
Director of Sustainability, Chapmanbdsp


Director Responsible: Hywel Davies
Department: Technical