The HCNW-HCSE Debate - Beyond Regulations: Ethics in Building Services Engineering
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The HCNW-HCSE Debate - Beyond Regulations: Ethics in Building Services Engineering

The HCNW-HCSE Debate - Beyond Regulations: Ethics in Building Services Engi...

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Bloomsbury Way

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Robin Nicholson and Peter Bolton King supply our annual Home Counties debate.

This is a joint event with CIBSE Home Counties South East Region

The fine detail of regulations and how to comply are very popular subjects in building services engineering. Meanwhile standards of ethical behaviour are tightening and increasing demands upon building services engineers. Master-servant instructions or choosing the least-cost solution may not always be reliable trump cards.   

Given our planetary predicament (not forgetting resource depletion and declining resource efficiency), consider recent calls for building services engineers to refuse to deliver less than their best solutions and perhaps, walk away if they cannot deliver them. 

HCNW again enters this ethical territory:

  • The Edge Report

  • What are Ethics - and why do they matter in building services engineering if we comply with all the regulations ?

  • Examples of ethical failures

  • Some examples of day-to-day ethical dilemmas and some ways to manage them

  • Latest developments: Possible changes to the The RAE Statement of Ethical Principles currently appended to the CIBSE Code of Conduct.

  • More difficult “bigger picture” ethical dilemmas

  • Future expectations of built environment professionals – the direction of travel for built environment professionals.

Please note the start time of 19:00 and our Inclusivity Policy

When the event fills up, please use the Waitlist, cancelled and conditional tickets usually become available nearer the date. 

Organiser: Chris Jones 

Food, Wine and Networking afterwards - plus CIBSE HCNW Prizes

PUSHKIN HOUSE is a charitable trust, it is non-political, it supports art and culture.

CIBSE is a charity. It supports the delivery of art and science to the wider public. So as policy, HCNW Region seeks out charity venues, not only to maximise the number of events the Region can run within its limited CIBSE grant, but also to pursue CIBSE's charitable objects - by supporting other charities serving wider society. 

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ANY QUESTIONS: Please read the details below. "Contact The Organiser" which is quickest (there's a link on this page) rather than CIBSE HQ, thank you. 

FUNDING: This event is fully-funded by CIBSE HCNW Region from its charitable grant. The Region Committee does not organise social events.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Nearest tube, Holborn (Piccadilly and Central). Holborn is very well-connected for buses.

MOTORISTS: There is an underground car park nearby under Bloomsbury Square.

ACCESS: If you require assistance with the stair please ask.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Just to be clear, CIBSE HCNW and the premises reserve the right to refuse or withdraw admission and such a decision is final. Screens and audio are not cinema quality. Enjoyment of the event is subject to the limitations of the premises, speaker availability and our technical facilities executing what we intend them to do - technical performance is not guaranteed. CIBSE HCNW will not be liable for travel costs, parking charges, excess charges and fines, accommodation costs or the cost of any refreshments not provided at the event by CIBSE HCNW.

TICKETS & ADMISSION: Proof of membership* of CIBSE, or another body considered by CIBSE HCNW to be a Chartered or Licensed Body (eg. the IET, Energy Institute, etc) may be requested before being granted admission at the CIBSE Member rate. The public are welcome but by paid ticket only.

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FOOD & REFRESHMENTS: Catering and service have been arranged with our external charitable caterer. 50/50 vegetarian/non-vegetarian, no other criteria. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. To minimise waste, we under-order food, particularly for events starting later; so if you're hungry, arrive early. In London wine and soft drinks are served. Because of transport considerations, HCNW events outside London are alcohol-free. 

*RECOGNISED INSTITUTIONS Proof of membership of CIBSE, CIBSE-FM or another body considered by CIBSE HCNW to be a Chartered or Licensed Body (eg. the IET, Energy Institute, etc) may be requested before being granted admission at the CIBSE Member rate.

REFUNDS: Requests for refunds must be submitted no later than 48 hours before the event starts. Members of the public joining up as a CIBSE Affiliate at or immediately after the event may be refunded on request.

BAGGAGE & POSSESSIONS: Please look after your possessions at all times. CIBSE HCNW and the venue cannot be held responsible for lost or missing items.

CANCELLATION: As with any event, this one is subject to cancellation. CIBSE HCNW will not be liable for travel costs, parking charges, excess charges and fines, accommodation costs or the cost of any refreshments not provided at the event by CIBSE HCNW. In the event of cancellation, CIBSE HCNW will refund deposits. 

WAITLIST: Where an event is over-subscribed, CIBSE HCNW may add individual ticket requests to a Waitlist, or release tickets to individuals on the Waitlist in a priority order based upon previous booking and attendance patterns.

 

 

 

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