2021 January

Karl Walker

Where have we gone wrong?

28 January, 2021

Karl Walker of Beckhoff and Mike Brooman of Vanti discuss where we might be going wrong with smart buildings 

Heat Pumps

How can the building services industry can play its part in the UK's economic recovery?

Modular Building

Making modular mainstream

28 January, 2021

The modular building market is an alternative to traditional methods of construction. How can we all benefit from its expansion?

Heat Exchanger

Josh Emerson from Swegon looks at the up to date guidance and perceived risk from Rotary Heat Exchangers

A new grouping

The £multi-billion UK engineering services sector is launching a major new industry alliance of eight organisations on 10 February. 

Pipe Maintenance

How the winter season can affect plumbing and heating systems, and what installers can do to prevent these issues.

London Skyline

Re-commissioning an existing building can take place for several reasons. Here, the CSA explains why building owners and managers might consider a re-commissioning project.

Stuart Fairlie

In the same way that Government-approved technical standards provided the foundation for the Green Homes Grant and the low energy retrofit of millions of UK homes, so similar energy efficiency standards are now being developed that should pave the way for the retrofit of commercial buildings.

Regular Servicing

Planning for winter

19 January, 2021

Baxi Heating’s Technical Director Andy Green discusses the importance of implementing a robust winter maintenance programme to protect a building’s heating system and ensure its smooth running

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Topscan rebrands to Sircle

18 January, 2021

Multi-disciplined surveyor of the built environment Topscan has rebranded to become Sircle.

John Forster

CSIC seeks new chair to guide it into new phase for the construction industry. 

Malcolm Farrow

Any consultation arising from the Government’s long anticipated Heat in Buildings strategy must allow a genuine discussion on all the options to decarbonise rural homes, otherwise thousands of households could suffer severe financial consequences, warns OFTEC.

Wind Turbines

The Prime Minister has pledged to tackle energy efficiency in hospitals, schools, and other public buildings through the £1bn Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme and extended the Green Homes Grant for homeowners by a year until March 2022.

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The Network Infrastructure industry’s new Occupational Qualification Structure leading to Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Card recognition came into play on 1 January 2021. 

Mark Halstead

Businesses are set to write off £20million more in bad debt this year, compared to 2019.

What a waste of time!

13 January, 2021

Manufacturing and engineering professionals waste more time looking for information whilst working remotely than the average

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The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council are pleased by the ambition for Heat Pumps and Hydrogen for heat 

Female Engineer

A thoughtful insight on women within building technology provided by Newcastle College

Castle Eden installation

Continuous flow hot water - fuel, energy, installation, environment and finance efficient with major savings possible




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CHAS urges construction industry to embrace Common Assessment Standard following data sharing agreement roll out

CHAS was the first Recognised Assessment Body to offer the Common Assessment Standard which has fast become the industry’s gold standard for pre-qualification. 

R&D spending in construction sector rose 7.9% last year, despite the pandemic

Construction sector R&D spending hit £368m last year, according to latest ONS data

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