CIBSE, Professor Lynne Jack, engineers

Incoming CIBSE President Professor Lynne Jack outlined the growing relevance of building services engineers to the challenges facing both national and international societies in her inaugural address.

BSRIA, Peter Tse, zero-carbon, carbon, sustainability

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has delivered a framework for the UK construction and property industry to transition new and existing buildings to becoming net zero carbon by 2050, to meet the ambitions of the Paris Climate Agreement.

ECA, Jim Pridham, Steve Bratt

Highly respected businessman and electrical engineer Jim Pridham of JR Pridham Services, has become ECA President.

TESP, JIB, electricians, skills, Ruth Devine, NET, apprenticeships

A new labour market report on the electrotechnical industry has estimated that between 12,500 and 15,000 additional skilled electricians will be needed over the next five years to accommodate forecasted growth.

Government has announced a Sector Deal for the offshore wind industry. The aim is that a third of British electricity will be produced by offshore turbines by 2030.

BSRIA, district energy, network heating, global market

Market research by BSRIA has identified district heating as a major growth sector over the next few years, in Europe and the rest of the world. 

ECA, prequalification, standardised, Paul Reeve, PQQs, CAS

The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) has welcomed the new Common Prequalification Assessment Standard (CAS).

pricing, ICAEW, risk, investment, margins

The construction industry is characterised by risk, uncertainty and complexity according to a new report form The Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW). 

refrigerants, R32, FETA, DSEAR, HSE

FETA offers guidance on risk assessments for flammable refrigerants

SES, M7, Stratford, office, win, London

SES Engineering Services will be working on the new office scheme M7 in Stratford London

REL, Richmond upon Thames college, RUTC, contract, win

REL Building Services wins contract of the new BREEAM Excellent Richmond upon Thames college.

CIBSE, symposium, IAQ, air quality, wellbeing

CIBSE's Technical Symposium speakers will address the issue of air quality at the event at the end of April

ECA, Certsure, Electrical Safety First, ESF, electrotechnical, ECS, JIB, competence, training, electrician

Certsure, ECA and Electrical Safety First (ESF) join forces to drive measurement and recognitition

smart controls, heating controls, smart homes, controls, BMS, domestic heating, heating

UK consumers embrace smart home technology, driving demand for digital heating controls

gas boilers, domestic heating, heating, CCC, Committee on Climate Change, legislation

The industry offers a mixed response to the CCC's proposal that the UK moves away from gas-fired domestic heating. And points out that more must be done to make the UK's housing stock sustainable.

BESA urges government to avoid construction workforce shortages in the event of 'no deal' Brexit.

The CLC offers recommendations on labour and skills in post-Brexit construction sector.

ECA welcomes electrical testing for private rented domestic properties - and focuses on proper enforcement.

energy efficiency, smart buildings, controls, smart metering

BEIS launches a £4.4 million competition to develop energy saving tech.

CIBSE recognises the best in building performance at its annual Award ceremony.

JTL calles on SMEs to take on apprentices with 'Trade Up' campaign.

gas, domestic heating, CCC, Institution of Gas Engineers, heat pumps, electric heating, housing design

CCC targets gas heating

01 March, 2019

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has demanded that no new homes be connected to the gas grid from 2025. In its report UK Housing: Fit for the future, the CCC also says that existing homes should be retrofitted for efficiency and use of heating technologies such as heat networks or heat pumps.

A number of reports show mixed performance for the construction industry over the past few months, with some sectors faring better than others.

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) continues its campaign to raise industry standards and improve awareness amongst building owners.

David Mowatt, SCA, Smoke Control Association

SCA welcomes Hackitt plan

07 February, 2019

In response to the recent announcement that the Government plans to introduce a tougher regulatory system for building safety, the Smoke Control Association (SCA) has voiced its full support for the proposed programme of reform.

Glenigan, forecast

Construction intelligence specialist Glenigan has forecast a market contraction of -2% in 2019, followed by a lift of 3% in 2020. However, its report also highlights a number of markets where growth is expected.

PICVs, Hattersley, pressure independent control valves, Neil Gibson

MBS has worked with valve specialist Hattersley to produce an introductory guide to pressure independent control valves (PICVs). This joint publication has been delivered with the February 2019 issue of the magazine.

BCIA

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has appointed Terry Sharp as its new Vice-President.

CSA Awards

Building on the success of the last year’s impressive event, the 2019 CSA Awards Dinner will be held at the Guoman Tower Hotel, next to St Katherine Docks and Tower Bridge in London on 27th June.

Euris, Brexit

The EURIS Taskforce, a body of trade organisations representing UK manufacturing worth £148 billion in turnover, has written to the Prime Minister for the second time to reinforce that no-deal should not be an option in the Brexit debate.  

Carillion, ECA, Rob Driscoll, Aldous Bill

One year on from Carillion’s collapse, business owners are telling Government that not enough has been done to ensure a similar insolvency crisis does not happen again.

Alfie Watterson, SEC Group Northern Ireland

Construction SME firms in Northern Ireland’s have praised the project bank account (PBA) initiative which has been driven by Construction and Procurement Delivery (CPD), the procurement authority in Northern Ireland.




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