The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the 125-year-old association of building service professionals hosted the CIBSE UAE Awards at the luxurious Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai on 8th September 2022.

Ms. Ruth Carter, CIBSE Chief Executive and Mr. Kevin Mitchell, CIBSE President among others from the building and construction ministry and industry were part of this prestigious event.

Celebrating its 125th anniversary, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) outlined its regional priorities, which include sustainability, the advancement of best engineering practices, research and education, and honouring outstanding professionals.

CIBSE encourages professionals within the industry to actively engage with us and steps up sustainable transformations in the Middle East towards, Buildings’ sustainability in terms of service efficiency and net-zero emissions in focus. Sustainable transformation, within the context of buildings’ efficiency and ecological footprint, will be the cornerstone of our efforts and endeavour in the Middle East.

Kevin Mitchell, CIBSE President

“CIBSE is essentially mobilizing building services stakeholders and aligning them on a path leading to a future where built environments will characterize sustainability, green energy, data-driven operations, and high liveability. CIBSE, with its industry pedigree and global reputation, is well positioned to orchestrate the magnitude of multi stakeholder participation required to achieve this feat. The upcoming CIBSE UAE Annual Awards is a perfect avenue to recognize exemplary professionals and encourage greater participation,” Kevin Mitchell, CIBSE President, added.

The Awards are part of CIBSE’s motto of promoting careers in building services by rewarding exemplary performances. The association’s knowledge/resource portal empowers high achievers and prospects by facilitating a route to full membership. 

Ms. Farah Naz, the Chair of CIBSE’s UAE Chapter.

At a time of great dynamism in building services, CIBSE’s impact in enabling collaborations and transnational knowledge flows, recognizing and rewarding high achievers, and mobilizing global stakeholders for sustainable transformation has been profound. In the Middle East, where new buildings are being constructed in great numbers and existing stock is yearning for technology-led optimization, CIBSE UAE’s ambitious regional road map is a cause for celebration. 

“CIBSE members represent the crème de la crème of the global building services engineering. The long-serving professional association has remained a beacon of excellence throughout the building services industry’s vicissitudes. In the Middle East, where the need for best-in-class services and engineering practices has been pronounced in the last couple of decades, CIBSE’s region-specific road map for sustainable transformation will be consequential,” said Farah Naz, the Chair of CIBSE’s UAE Chapter.

CIBSE UAE Annual Awards 2022 winners:

Munis Hameed CEng MCIBSE | Black & White Engineering for winning the Young Engineer of the Year Award 
 GRUNDFOS for winning the MEP Manufacturer of the year Award
Khushbu Mankai of Heriot-Watt University, Dubai. | ENGIE for winning the The President’s Prize – CIBSE UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Award

Krishna Ajith | Manipal Academy of Higher Education – MAHE, Dubai – Highly Recommended – MEP GRADUATE ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Award
Sumith Sunil | AECOM (incorporating Davis Langdon, An AECOM Company)| CIBSE UAE for winning the Highly Recommended Young Engineer of the Year Award
Trosten Industries Company LLC | CIBSE UAE for winning the Highly Recommended MEP Manufacturer of the year
WSP in the Middle East for winning the Highly Recommended MEP CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR
Heriot-Watt University for winning the Student Design Competition

Since its inception in 1897, CIBSE has advanced best scientific practices in building services engineering, by investing in education and research, fostering a community of like-minded individuals, and providing networking opportunities for effective knowledge flows on a global scale. In recent years, CIBSE has firmly positioned itself at the intersection of the built environment, technology, and sustainability, to reconcile the industry with emerging priorities.

Following its official launch in Dubai in 2016, CIBSE has emphasized community-building initiatives through its esteemed subcommittees such as the Society of Public Health Engineers (SoPHE), the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL), Young Engineers’ Network (YEN), and Women in Building Services Engineering (WiBSE). CIBSE 1-2-5 Challenges: Celebrate, Inspire, Boost, Share and Engage.

Speaking about the Dubai trip, Mr. Mitchell said: ‘It was a privilege to visit the UAE and see the scope and impact the UAE region and committee have.

‘As CIBSE’s global reach grows, it is imperative we continue to strengthen our international relationships and build on the work of building services engineers in ensuring our buildings are safe, healthy and delight the occupants while mitigating the effects of climate change. And we must inspire the next generation of engineers to future-proof the industry.’

The trip was organized to coincide with the UAE Awards, which took place on 8 September at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, and was the final event of the President’s and CEO’s visit.

Kevin Mitchell – CIBSE President

The previous to the awards, on 7th Sept, 2022, CIBSE UAE featured an evening themed “Delivering Across a Decade of Action : Cross-Collaboration for NetZero Transition for the Region”, at voco Dubai (Sheikh Zayed Road).

CIBSE UAE leadership Farah Naz (Chair, CIBSE UAE) and Imran Shaikh (Vice Chair, CIBSE UAE) were joined by Ruth Carter (CIBSE Chief Executive) and Kevin Mitchell (CIBSE President) amongst other esteemed specialists from the Building Services Industry: Majd Fayyad (Project Manager – Demand Side Management Strategy, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy), Andy Shaw (Chair, RIBA Gulf),Sandra Woodall (Design Director, tangramMENA), Issac Coker (Technical Director, WSP Middle East), Abdullatif Albitawi (Director, Emirates GBC) and Dr. Pablo Izqueirdo López (Manager Energy Services, Ras al Khaimah Municipality).


CIBSE is a pioneer in responding to the threat of climate change. We support engineers in finding innovative ways to make buildings perform for individuals, the community and the planet. As a leading professional engineering institution, CIBSE has over 22,000 members across 95 countries. Our membership is diverse and comprises a broad range of specialisms. CIBSE consults the government on construction, engineering, and sustainability, providing the resources needed to meet net zero targets in the UK, Europe, and worldwide. We are committed to supporting engineers and the vital role they play in creating a safe, sustainable future.