Colt International, Smoke Control Association, Conor Logan, Grenfell, smoke control systems

Lessons from Grenfell

04 September, 2018

The failure of the smoke ventilation system to help firefighters evacuate Grenfell Tower is not an indictment of the way we design, specify and manage smoke control systems in the UK.

Nortek Global HVAC UK, Danny Packham, HVAC, ventilation

DESIGN FOR WELLBEING

04 September, 2018

The environments where we live and work have a direct impact on our wellbeing, from our sleep/ wake cycles and mood to productivity and performance. Indeed there is a large body of research that convincingly demonstrates that the design, construction and operation of buildings have a substantial impact on the health and wellbeing of their occupants.




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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.