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HRH The Duke of York and Tom Garrigan from the BSRIA

Diamond jubilee visit for duke

BSRIA is marking its diamond anniversary this year and received a royal visit as part of the celebrations

Posted by Dave Higgitt | April 27, 2015 | People, policy, politics, money

The Duke of York visited BSRIA’s Bracknell Headquarters as part of its 60-year celebrations. During his visit the duke was shown the geographical coverage of BSRIA’s worldwide market intelligence division, which has researched over 94 countries, and was given an overview of the consultancy and research work BSRIA undertake. His Royal Highness then moved onto the BSRIA library, which, with 80,000 entries, is considered to be one of the largest dedicated building services libraries in Europe.

The duke then watched a demonstration of a “fan rover” undertaking an airtightness test whilst hearing about the history and development of this method of checking building envelope integrity. His tour then moved to the BSRIA instrument solutions calibration test labs where he saw a number of instruments being calibrated including BSRIA’s new infrared test rig. He then toured the BSRIA product test labs where he saw a wide range of equipment being tested and discussed the role that BSRIA play in improving product efficiency by testing products and developing test standards. The duke’s visit concluded with a meeting with a group of staff, all of whom have worked for BSRIA for over 25 years.

“BSRIA is delighted that His Royal Highness visited BSRIA to help us celebrate our diamond anniversary, it was a fitting tribute to the work that BSRIA has undertaken in the last 60 years, and whilst we are rightly proud of our heritage, much of the visit was used to discuss the current and future issues that face the industry and the role BSRIA will play in the next 60 years,” said Julia Evans BSRIA’s chief executive.

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