Risers at Valiant House

Using modern methods of construction and prefabrication enabled a housing association to refurbish one of its high-rise residential tower blocks

Installer

Getting the package right

14 April, 2021

Demand for packaged plant and modular construction is continuing to grow. Here, Roger Hoskins of Conex Bänninger discusses the opportunities for the HVAC industry and offers some tips for achieving a successful offsite project specification.

Grundfos Manufacturing, John Austin, offsite, off-site build, OSB, packaged plant

Neat solution

01 April, 2020

John Austin shares his experience of offsite methods and explains the benefits of packaged plant for building services design and installation.

offsite fabricated heating solutions, heat networks, modern methods of construction (MMC), HVAC, HIU, Ian Lock, Baxi Heating

Full potential

01 April, 2020

Use of offsite fabricated heating solutions is on the up in residential developments with communal heat networks. But early engagement is key if the maximum benefits are to be reaped, says Ian Lock.

With a growing trend towards off-site construction, Andrew Miele looks at the benefits and considerations of prefabricated modular solutions for the UK’s buildings.

Get more from modular

01 April, 2019

Chris Caton explains how environmental and financial demands are driving the market for modular boilers, particularly in buildings where demand varies widely every day.

Hire ambitions

01 April, 2019

More than being the answer in an emergency, boiler hire has other advantages. Russ Baker discusses how customer considerations are changing.

The modular solution

01 April, 2019

Graham Temple explains why modular chillers are proving popular for clients looking for a flexible and efficient approach to cooling.




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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.