Industry braces for new VAT reverse charging rules

From October 1st, 2019, new rules on VAT will come into force that look set to have a significant impact on the cash flow of many businesses in the building services sector.

Trustees of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has formally agreed to join the global declaration of an environment and climate…

Home energy improvements for low-income households will only be carried out by trusted tradesmen under new government plans.

Government is offering a share of £1.25 million to firms that devise new technologies that allow local authorities to monitor progress on…

John Norfolk has been elected to serve as President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2019/20.

BESA has launched a scheme to allow ventilation hygiene specialists demonstrate competence as part of an industry-wide campaign to improve safety…

Companies that recruit apprentices can see a return on investment (RoI) as soon as year two of the apprenticeship programme, according to new…



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Geoff Prudence shares the current trends within the FM sector and why mental health needs to be a priority.

Chartered psychologist, Peter Green recommends how and why organisations need to address mental health in the workplace.

Julia Kitchen explains what agile working is and how companies can achieve it.

Andrew Eldred, ECA director of Employment and Skills offers his thoughts on the call for a move to direct employment in the construction industry – and why it’s vital for training.

As the Government adopts the CCC’s new targets on carbon reduction, Chris Yates analyses the UK’s unique triple energy mix and explains why we are uniquely positioned to decarbonise, minimise cost and diversify supply.

Karen Fletcher considers two of the main drivers of change in how buildings are being designed and operated

As employee wellbeing and productivity rise up the agenda, Paul Arnold looks at the role of boilers in finding the sweet spot for office comfort and wellbeing.

Trevor Dann explains the benefits of remote diagnostics and energy management for the data centre cooling market.

Richard Venga explains how air conditioning installers may well be IT-cooling installers without even realising it. And how they can make the most of today’s cooling technologies.

Jon Belfield, President of the Building Controls Industry Association, discusses the importance of end-user engagement in creating the ideal work environment.  

Smart buildings can generate many operational advantages but are businesses making the most of their potential? Jonathan Feaver explains how organisations can derive real financial, operational and occupant-based benefits from BEMS data.

The idea that an investment in BMS should deliver more than HVAC control is fairly well established and now you don’t need to be running a building with a big plant room to be able to demand flexible building management control.

Our expert panel considers the ‘Branson’ challenge and highlights the developments, opportunities and challenges facing the air conditioning and refrigeration sector. Sponsored by Daikin Applied (UK)

Karen Fletcher speaks to a company at the front line of changes in the air conditioning sector and learns how it is staying ahead of the game with an eye firmly on the future.

The UK’s primary F Gas register Refcom played a key role in the first World Refrigeration Day (WRD) as co-host with the Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Project of the Year sponsored by BSRIA Instrument Solutions

Mark Todd, chairman of the Commissioning Specialists Association, explains why BiPolar UK is his chosen charity for this year.

The judging for the 2019 CSA Awards took place on 14th May at the CSA’s headquarters in Horsham. The judges worked hard through an extensive manual of entries – with all agreeing that this year has seen some of the highest-quality entries since the Awards were established.

Richard Gordon explains why upgrading fans is a cost-effective approach to saving energy in existing buildings.

Commercial property expert Jackie Cocking considers how the use of office space and the working environment is changing.

Andy Green outlines the key factors of installing a new heating system, regardless of a building’s age.

Sandy Damm takes a closer look at smoke detection and the best way to select and maintain your equipment.

Dario Giordani explains how the Construction Products Regulation keeps cables safe from fire, and why it concerns everyone in the industry.

The crucial role of specification writing has been so severely downgraded that it is undermining building designs, according to David Fitzpatrick*.

Hern Yau discusses the importance of air quality for optimal occupant performance and safety.

Donna-Marie Evans considers the crucial role of HVAC in delivering better buildings.

A roundtable of industry experts and legal specialists calls for regulations on air quality in our cities. 

Maximising use of on-board and cost-effective optional controls is a simple step that can enhance both boiler and system performance, says Paul Arnold

Drew Clough explains why contractors should be changing their business model to accommodate offsite construction and in doing so improve the efficiency and productivity of their business.

Andy Green outlines the current legislative requirements to reduce NOx emissions and how the commercial HVAC sector should continue to implement change.

New guidelines on pressure relief valves and safety valves have been published by SAFed. Les Littlewood outlines the key points and the correct usage.

Angela Reid outlines the numerous labelling schemes available for buildings, and notes the importance of understanding what each offers owners and managers.

With a 51% increase in the Climate Change Levy occurring on 1st April, Sebastian Gray explains one method to calculate your CCL tax liability accurately.

With a growing trend towards off-site construction, Andrew Miele looks at the benefits and considerations of prefabricated modular solutions for the UK’s buildings.

Chris Caton explains how environmental and financial demands are driving the market for modular boilers, particularly in buildings where demand varies widely every day.

More than being the answer in an emergency, boiler hire has other advantages. Russ Baker discusses how customer considerations are changing.

Stephen Booth explains how a variable speed cold water booster could be a better option for promoting a greener future.

Is reluctance to move away from traditional materials still holding us back when it comes to drainage pipes and fittings? 

Improving the performance of hydronic balancing valves requires accurate commissioning, says Paul Wightman.

Today’s fast-paced business world is requiring companies to actively seek out new opportunities in order to keep up with the competition and gain a stronger foothold in the market.

With the introduction of the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) policy, the number of companies needing to measure and provide usage data to the government will almost treble.

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