Dame Judith Hackitt, General election 2019, Hackitt, SEC Group, Trevor Hursthouse

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has launched a campaign to obtain a commitment from all parliamentary candidates in the general election on some of the industry’s most pressing issues.

George Clarke, housing, council house, Birmingham City University

Television architect and presenter George Clarke called for state intervention to solve “the biggest housing crisis the country has ever seen,” as he was made a visiting professor at Birmingham City University.

BSRIA, Julia Evans, climate, Future Homes Standard, circular economy, servitisation

The 2019 BRSIA Briefing focused on climate change as speakers warned of the dangers rising global temperatures pose. BSRIA CEO, Julia Evans OBE, summarised the challenges that lie ahead: “We don’t know everything, but we know that we’re in trouble.”

Phil Ord, Richard Merrit, Graeme Fox, REFCOM, BESA, Mitsubishi Electric, heat pumps, air conditioning, refrigerants, F Gas

Experts in the heating and cooling sectors have predicted a convergence of heating and cooling technologies with the drive to greater use of clean electricity.

ECA, fire, fire safety, ECS card scheme, Paul Reeve

The ECA has warned that the risk of major fire remains despite the publication of the Hackitt Report and Raising the Bar publication.

Rudi Klein, SEC Group, Office for Construction

Rudi Klein, chief executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group highlighted the potential benefits of a regulatory body for the construction sector.

BESA, BESA National Conference 2019, David Frise, John Norfolk, certification, training, energy gap

The 2019 BESA National Conference called on the building services sector to make changes in its practices before they are imposed by government.

Manifestos, Green New Deal, energy bills, energy efficiency, housebuilding

Party manifestos 2019

28 November, 2019

As the election draws closer MBS has looked through the party manifestos for our area from the Conservatives, Labour party, Liberal Democrats and the Green Party of England and Wales. 




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CIBSE team awarded BEIS contract for new guidance for large heat pump installations in non-domestic buildings

CIBSE are working with an authoring team from Arup and a cross-industry steering group on a contract awarded by BEIS to produce new guidance on the installation of heat pumps in larger non-residential buildings.

Supply chain issues still affecting construction output

Glenigan’s November Construction Index indicates continued decline, countering positive expectations of an autumn recovery