Matt Crunden, Training and BIM Manager at Legrand UK & Ireland, has been honoured in the inaugural Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’ (CIBSE’s) Society of Digital Engineering Hall of Fame, for his commitment to encouraging digitisation across the electrical industry.

Awards were presented at the Build2Perform Live event in November, and Matt was recognised in particular for his focussed liaison with the manufacturing side of the industry, alongside his continued provision of unbiased insight and opinion that has informed the creation of many of CIBSE’s Product Data Templates (PDTs).

Matt started fostering relationships with CIBSE through his work with the BIM4M2 manufacturing group and BEAMA whilst organising structured product information for members via PDTs. Following this, Matt joined CIBSE’s Digital Engineering steering group, which involves members looking at digital themes across the built environment. The group has since created and launched the Society of Digital Engineering (SDE).

Engineering HallThe Engineering Hall of Fame, which was launched by CIBSE’s SDE and is in its inaugural year, aims to honour people who are actively involved and interested in digitising industry and have been instrumental in promoting CIBSE’s digitisation work.

Carl Collins, Digital Engineering Consultant to CIBSE, comments:

“Now is a crucial time for the adoption and application of digital engineering in design and construction, and since joining CIBSE’s Digital Engineering Steering Group, Matt has been integral to encouraging a wider embracement and understanding of BIM across the industry, and shifting people away from traditional processes. As well as working for Legrand, Matt has repeatedly worked towards the benefit of the whole electrical industry rather than just for his company’s areas of expertise. Matt is a valued member of our team and has been a great support so far.”

Speaking of his accolade, Matt Crunden comments:

“I am delighted to have been recognised by CIBSE, an iconic institution which goes above and beyond to ensure there is discussion and collaboration across the industry. From manufacturers to consultants and architects, and everyone in between, it is essential for us to understand how industry recognises and exchanges digital information. It is all about being able to work smarter and build more relationships across industry to encourage collaboration.”

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