Following the previously successful testing of ductwork and pipework calculations, Waldeck’s Luke Mitchell was invited back by MagiCAD to provide expert testing on their road to become CIBSE verified for heating and cooling water systems calculations.

CIBSE’s Software Verification Assessment service provides independent testing of software systems used for specific design functions.

Working on areas where CIBSE calculation methods are the accepted industry standard – such as pipework sizing – this new service runs a series of comparative checks to make sure software systems produce the results expected of the standard calculation methods.

Any software that has passed one of the CIBSE tests can then display the SVA logo, demonstrating that it has been rigorously tested and provides answers that can be trusted.

Luke, who is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, was approached by CIBSE due to our team’s in-house expertise in using the MagiCAD software and reputation for the high standard of work the team produce.

Luke shared:

Luke Mitchell - Mechanical Building Services Engineer

“I was thrilled to be trusted by CIBSE as a neutral party to get involved in the verification process for MagiCAD. The prestige of being invited to be part of the testing process is a testament to the great work our team produce.

“Myself and the team have a good relationship with MagiCAD and are known to them as competent users who optimise our application of the software. This meant that both MagiCAD and CIBSE could trust that I would know how to use the software correctly in order to provide an accurate report for their consideration when awarding verified status.

“The Software Verification Service doesn’t provide testing for a whole software platform. It sets out a series of tests on specific calculation sets, such as heating and cooling pipework calculations.”

Carl Collins, Head of Digital Engineering at CIBSE added:

“Our SVA programme has been very well received by software users as well as software vendors.

“Our chartered engineers, such as Luke, verifying calculations adds another level of confidence in the calculations being performed by those software titles.”

The objective of CIBSE’s new scheme is to remove the time-wasting practice of multiple users doing their own testing individually. CIBSE, as an independent Professional Engineering Institution (PEI), has both the expertise and the authority for the conclusions of its testing process to be accepted across the sector.

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