BESA, IAQ, asthma

Soaring asthma rate strengthens case for IAQ

Building occupants are under siege from a battery of potential health threats, according to BESA’s Indoor Air Quality group.

Aldous Bill, Peter Aldous, David Frise
Peter Aldous MP (right) meets David Frise, BESA chief executive

Aldous Bill 2nd Reading moved to October – but half a million businesses and 25% of MPs support

The Second Reading of the Aldous Bill has been moved from June to 26th October 2018, but support continues to grow.

Albion Valves UK, manual valves, automated valves, refurbishment, Les Littlewood
Les Littlewood

The refurb solution

In uncertain economic times, refurbishment and retrofit offer excellent solutions for building owners and the construction industry. Les Littlewood highlights some cost-effective approaches.

Ecodesign, ErP, Energy Related Products Directive, NOx, Defra, pollution, water heaters, Dan Martindale, Andrews Water Heaters
Dan Martindale

Ecodesign influence

With new Ecodesign requirements under ErP coming into force this September, specifiers are under pressure to ensure that heating system upgrades are compliant. Dan Martindale argues that replacing existing atmospheric water heaters with new ultralow NOx models may be the easiest and most cost-effective way of meeting the new regulations.

BESA Conference 2018 focuses on post-Brexit future

The 2018 Building Engineering Services Association Conference has started to take shape with high profile sessions already agreed on the technical implications for contractors of the Hackitt Review and how Brexit will affect the building engineering marketplace; along with a number of ‘meet the buyer’ sessions.

Take-off agreed for Heathrow’s third runway

On 5th June Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP announced that the government is giving the go-ahead for a third runway at Heathrow airport.

CSA Awards 2018 winnners announced with new chairman

The Commissioning Specialists Association hosted a highly successful Awards evening on 14th June.

The flexible future

Building design influences human behaviour. But business and working trends also have an impact on the requirements for buildings, and the office is no exception. MBS reports.

Save your breath

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is the single biggest health issue for those living in cities. But which aspects of it should consulting engineers and contractors focus on? John Grenville offers two suggestions.

A Guide to the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations

Steve Martin, ECA Director of Technical, gives an overview of the key changes to the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations that were published this month and come into full effect on January 1 2019.

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