Rook-Verber

Tim Rook (left) and Jack Verber, BESA’s new technical team

UK: The Building Engineering Services Association has bolstered its technical capabilities with two key appointments.

Tim Rook, previously head of build design at Eon Community Energy, has been made technical director, and mechanical engineering honours graduate Jack Verber, technical assistant.

In his role at Eon, Tim Rook led a team of engineers in the design and delivery of ecentralised energy systems. These included some of the largest residential district heating systems, as well as London’s Citigen, which features 9MW of combined heat and power supplying a 25MW heat and 10MW chill district system.

A member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and CIBSE, Tim has previously worked in a wide variety of m&e contracting businesses as well as manufacturing, the energy industry, with particular emphasis on renewable and environmental technologies, most notably biomass, heat pump and photovoltaic systems.

Jack Verber graduated with honours in mechanical engineering from the University of Bristol in 2013 and, before joining the BESA, spent 14 months with Schlumberger in Bergen, Norway, as a field engineer working on exploration oil rigs in the North Sea.

Chief executive Paul McLaughlin explained that the two appointments underlined the BESA’s commitment to leading the technical agenda across building engineering services, to the enhancement of its suite of industry specifications and guides to good practice, and to ensuring that its members remained in the vanguard of technological innovation and development.

“I am confident that Tim’s excellent academic qualifications and broad practical and managerial experience will prove an invaluable asset to the association, and that – with Jack’s expert and enthusiastic assistance – he will further establish our commitment to the creation of the low-carbon economy and a genuinely sustainable built environment,” said Paul McLaughlin.