A new Heat Commission convened by the CBI and University of Birmingham - with leading industry figures - has called on the Government to develop a National Delivery Body (NDB) to lead the development and implementation of a national heat decarbonisation strategy.

SAFed and sound

01 April, 2019

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, TUV SUD, building labelling, BREEAM, LEED, ISO 14024, WELL Certification, Green Star

Know your labels

01 April, 2019

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.

Nick Mellor, LEIA, lift, escalator, LIFTEX, BS EN 18-20, legislation, CEN, CENELEC

Onwards and upwards

01 April, 2019

Nick Mellor explores the regulations around lifts and elevators, including standards for new and existing equipment.

Changing the rules

01 April, 2019

2019 is set to be a busy year in terms of policy changes and building services. Hywel Davies, Technical Director of CIBSE, outlines some of the legislation changes to look out for in 2019.




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Grenfell is the building industry's Piper Alpha says CIBSE

The recent passage of the Building Safety Act is a welcome recognition of the fact that making safe buildings is a highly skilled operation says the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, endorsing the need for more effective regulation and a profound change in culture.

Underlying project-starts uptick indicates gradual recovery, Glenigan data suggests

  • 13% rise in detailed planning approvals against the preceding three months
  • 18% decline in main contract awards against the previous year
  • 9% increase in underlying starts during the three months to May

Glenigan has released the June 2022 edition of its Construction Review.