A huge congratulations to Electrical Engineer Matthew Barnett, who has graduated from his BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering and Sustainable Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire with a 2:1.

Matthew has studied for his degree whilst working full-time in Waldeck’s Sheffield office, working on a wide range of projects across the education, healthcare, manufacturing, multi-residential, custodial, rail and retail sectors.

Matt shares a short synopsis of his dissertation:

“My dissertation was on the accuracy of lighting maintenance factors within lighting design. I chose this topic as while working in the industry, I found there is often a lot of ambiguity in the answers and factors provided when trying to measure this factor. I was looking to see why people chose the factors they did, whether this impacts the lighting design choices and if this could lead to potential energy wastage through over illumination.

“For my evidence collecting, I asked people in the industry what they thought of the lighting maintenance factors and what their experiences where with them. I also took measurements of two different office types, one using old fluorescent lighting and one using LED lighting. From this information, I compared it to the lighting design criteria that was used at the design stage to see whether the lighting maintenance factors they suggested were accurate to what was finally installed.”

Andy Inkson, Director of Waldeck’s Mechanical and Electrical team commented:

“We see a huge importance in offering continued learning and education at Waldeck and it’s always rewarding to see the results and benefits achieved by each student. In this case Matthew has been rewarded for his hard work on the degree course whilst also successfully delivering his workload as part of our Mechanical and Electrical Building Services team. Well done Matthew!”