Matt Whiting, Rada, HTM04-01, NHS, hospitals, heating, hot water

Healthy approach

01 September, 2019

Matt Whiting, discusses why a holistic approach to specifying water controls in healthcare environments can help improve performance and compliance

IES, Valeria Ferrando, digital twinning, IES, digital, design, BIM

Seeing double

01 September, 2019

Valeria Ferrando explains the difference between digital twins and BIM – and how twinning helps designers and operators understand their buildings better.

Gary Nicholls, Swiftclean, BESA, TR17, TR19, TR Grease, BESCA, ventilation hygiene, VHE,

Design for the best

01 September, 2019

As the new TR19 Grease specification is issued by BESA, Gary Nicholls explains why some building managers may still find that there are challenges to achieving full compliance.

Spirotech, Rob Jacques, high rise buildings, tall buildings, water regulations, vacuum degasser, break tank, pressurisation, British Standard EN12828

Going up

01 September, 2019

The trend in the commercial market for more and taller high rise buildings is showing no sign of letting up. Here, Rob Jacques looks at the pivotal role that system pressurisation has to play in delivering effective heating and cooling.

BEG Lighting Control, lighting, lighting control, digital lighting, controls, building controls, BEMS

A light touch

01 September, 2019

When lighting designers take on a scheme, they commonly consider in detail the type of lights needed, the number and the positioning of the lights. But as Paul Jones points out, all too often designers reduce the lighting controls to merely a dot on the page.

Martin Fletcher, Vokera, Riello, Condexa Pro, centralised heating, HIU, modular boiler

Central solution

01 September, 2019

With multi-occupancy residential buildings on the rise, Martin Fletcher considers the role of modular boilers and heat interface units in providing energy-efficient heating and hot water to individual tenants.




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Smart Buildings Show announces full conference programme for 2021

Smart Buildings Show, the UK’s leading, dedicated smart buildings event, has unveiled its 2021 conference programme. The event, supported by headline sponsor Bluetooth, will take place at ExCeL London on 6-7 October 2021, featuring industry-leading speaker sessions from some of the sector’s most renowned brands, including Bluetooth, Johnson Controls, Microsoft, Schneider Electric,  Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Vodafone.

Actuate UK issues climate warning to world leaders ahead of COP26 and urges action “before it is too late”

With six weeks to go until COP26, engineering alliance Actuate UK has issued a stark message to world leaders gathering in Glasgow, urging them to tackle the climate crisis now “before it is too late”.

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