2023 June

Starts & detailed planning proposals

Glenigan has released the June 2023 edition of its Construction Review.

Giving buildings bigger brains

Carla Sousa, Marketing Director at Chubb Fire and Security, gives her insight into how connected technologies are serving as a bedrock for smart buildings and how a new collaborative situational awareness tool can make buildings even smarter.

It's raining data - but how can you control the flood?

When we have data we can’t understand or contextualise, we may as well have no data at all. Mark Bouldin of Johnson Controls looks at how to make the most of your building data. 

Air hygiene ratings

Despite clean air being critical to health, wellbeing and productivity, and having come out the other side of a pandemic, indoor air quality (IAQ) often remains an overlooked matter. We have food hygiene ratings - why not air? David Millward of Elta Fans has a suggestion to make. 

Nathan Wood and Rosamund Kissi-Debrah

An unprecedented combination of public outrage and government intervention is ramping up the pressure on landlords to tackle the health problems caused by poor ventilation in their buildings, according to Graeme Fox, Technical Director at the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

Table 2.1 From ADF with the addition of WHO 2021 limits

Complying with both Part L and Part F is going to give designers some real headaches. James Price of Spire Building Services Ltd tries to apply some painkillers. 


Heatstar utilise dynamic hybrid technology to offer heat recovery on indoor pools with performances of over 90% dry heat saved from the expelled pool air and over 140% if also including allowance for latent recovery, all whilst staying fully compliant.

Elite Pro Unit Heaters

Combat Heating Solutions, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of energy efficient warm air heating and radiant systems, are delighted to introduce you to their range of Elite Pro Unit Heaters, Models EPU 30-115kW, one of the most effective energy reduction technologies available on the market.

NordFlex+ Wi-Fi controller.

Following the successful launch of its range of high efficiency heat pumps, Modutherm has introduced the NordFlex+ Wi-Fi controller. 

Thorn Lighting are pleased to present its new Duoproof 2 luminaire - an ideal choice for use in demanding environments where hygiene and reliability are crucial.

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Blueprints for the future

From commercial spaces, public buildings, and more, the built environment is responsible for approximately 25% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. A figure which reaches 38% when accounting for total global carbon emissions as a whole. In the face of growing concerns surrounding climate change; individuals, companies, and governing bodies alike have made commitments to half global emissions by the end of the decade, eliminating them in their entirety by 2050.

The Smart Office

The Future of Offices

05 June, 2023

It takes more than a desk to attract people into the office these days. In fact, the future of offices is still being determined. This article from Toby Horne, looks at the pressures facing office transformation today and the finance solutions that make digitalisation possible.

Siemens KNX Control panel

Siemens continues to expand the offering from its KNX Gamma building control range with the release of the second generation of the KNX Touch Control TC5 panel.

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The Joint Industry Board (JIB) is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its Skills Development Fund (SDF) by urging members to take advantage of the many opportunities to raise their skill levels and enter new and emerging markets. 

ABB Smarter Buildings

Artificial intelligence, incorporating Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, is key to enabling building owners and managers to improve performance as well as lowering energy use, costs and carbon emissions, writes Adalbert Neumann, Global Product Group Manager Building & Home Automation Solutions, Smart Buildings Division, ABB Electrification.

The inside of a modular building, built with sustainability and budgets in mind.

David Harris, Managing Director, Premier Modular, considers how close we are to achieving carbon efficiency, whether we’re on track for net zero targets, and how to take that critical next step to achieve carbon-efficient buildings.

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The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) has released its 2022 Annual Review, which highlights the cross-industry engagement to raise competency standards, the ongoing success of ECS Check, and the launch of the CSCS Smart Check app.

CSA Awards

The Commissioning Specialists Association takes a great deal of pride in bringing together the industry each year, to celebrate achievements across the sector. 

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Manufacturer helps equip skills centre

Ideal Heating has helped to equip a new £500,000 green energy centre in Merseyside which is seeking to attract fresh talent into the heating industry.

Acoustic solutions suite with easy access to services at University of Birmingham

A suite of ceiling and wall acoustic solutions have been specified for The University of Birmingham’s new landmark Molecular Sciences building, which will provide a hub for research and academic work.