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MEP Awards 2017: Roger Vincer is Plumbing Engineer of the Year

by Nikhil Pereira on Nov 9, 2017

Roger Vincer.
Roger Vincer.

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Roger Vincer of Arcadis’ took home the prestigious Plumbing Engineer of the Year trophy.

Vincer has worked in the Public Health and Fire Services sector for four decades, and his achievements in the last 12 months held him in good stead with the judges.

“The industry has changed dramatically over the last decade or so, it’s all about looking for innovative ideas all the time. And it’s also important to pass that knowledge on to younger members of the industry. Public safety isn’t something you have underground and out of sight but it’s all around us,” he said.

Vincer was heavily involved in the Emaar development – the Dubai Hills Estate Mall – where he collaborated with Arcadis’ Public Heath team in Dubai and Manila to provide a design resolution to the main storm water discharge at the site. He was also closely involved with the Dubai Creek Harbor Retail District project.

“It’s important to identify the niche, and for this region its water. It’s important to know the essence of water usage, and the many steps that we could take to reduce water consumption. Even as the UAE grows we need to ensure that the quality of the water is really important. At the same time to reduce the demand and also to have an understanding of how we can recycle and reuse the water rather than throw it down the drain,” he added.

Vincer specialises in all aspects of above ground sanitation and below ground sewer work, as well as storm water drainage, hot, cold, and potable water services, internal and external hydrant systems, sprinkler and drencher systems, gas and water based fire extinguishing systems, fire detection, and building occupant warning systems.

He is affiliated to various societies and institutes including the Society of Public Health Engineers (MSoPHE), the Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers (MICPHE).

“Environmental issues affects us all and awareness about it is wonderful. And through my involvement with the MSoPHE, it allows me to reach out and extend that knowledge to other members,” Vincer concluded.

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