NEVILLE S BILLINGTON OBE MSc PPIHVE
PERSONAL HISTORY TIMELINE
1936 - Graduated from Victoria University Manchester with a MSc (Hons) first class degree in Physics, after post-graduate study in crystallography.
1937 - Joined the Building Research Station (BRS) working in the Physics division under A F Dufton on problems of heating & ventilation.
1940 & 1941 - War Research Work
1942 - Returned to the BRS as Secretary of the Egerton Committee
1944 - At the BRS commenced research on H&V being particularly concerned with air filtration, heat flow through walls and roofs, and condensation.
1948 - Joined the Institution of Heating & Ventilating Engineers IHVE
1949 - Co-author of Special Report for the BRS on Pattern Staining in Buildings
1949 - Book published titled Thermal Insulation
1949 - Became head of the National College for Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering and inaugurated research there. During his term in office the college buildings were extended under his direction.
1951 - Helped to inaugurate an informal study group of research workers in Heating and Ventilating and the formation of Representatives of European Heating and Ventilating Associations REHVA
1952 - Published three books on Thermal Properties of Buildings
1956 - IHVE - Elected a member of Council, serving on many of the Committees on matters relating to Engineering Services.
1958 - Encouraged the formation of the Heating and Ventilating Research Association HVRA and became its first full-time Director.
1962 - Book published titled The Heating of Halls of Residence
1965 - Chairman of Rumford Club
1966 - For his contribution of services to the industry, awarded the honour of the Order of the British Empire OBE
1967 - Published two books on Building Physics
1969 - Awarded in France their Gold Medal of the Sciences of the Artificial Climate.
1970-1971 - IHVE - Elected President of the Institution of Heating and Ventilating Engineers. Presidential address was “Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax”.
1971 – 1974 - IHVE - Chairman of the Study Group set-up by the Institution to report on Domestic Engineering Services.
1973 - Joined the recently formed Archeology Group of the Institution (now named Heritage Group)
1975 - IHVE - Accepted the Chairmanship of the Technology Board set-up by the Institution
1976 - IHVE - Awarded Institution’s Gold Medal
1979 - 1980 - Assistant Secretary of Rumford Club
1980 – 1989 - Secretary of Rumford Club
1982 - Co-author of book published, titled “Building Services Engineering -
A Review of its Development”
1991 - Retired from the Heritage Group
1997 - CIBSE - Made an Honourary Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.