Dan Martindale, wellness, hot water, sizing, water heaters, hot water requirements, boiler, calorifier, water pressure, Andrews Water Heaters

A healthy approach

01 October, 2018

Wellness trends, such as health tourism and workplace fitness, are having a huge impact across the building services industry. Managers must increasingly consider hot water delivery in a wide range of environments – from office shower facilities to residential gyms and luxury hotel spas.

Jeremy Douglas, pipework, Brymec

If the building management system is the brains of a HVAC system and pumps are the heart, then the pipework is the cardiovascular system, distributing water, refrigerant, air and gas around the building to ensure it operates effectively.

Dave Lancaster, hospital, HSE ACOP L8, HTMO4 (Health Technical Memorandum), Legionella, legionella bacteria, public health, Uponor

DESIGNING OUT DISEASE

01 October, 2018

Legionella bacteria can breed in any stagnant water within the 25oC to 45oC temperature range, doubling in number every eight hours. Public health is just as much at risk from Legionella in private homes and offices as it is in large scale public buildings but there are three major factors that create additional risk in healthcare environments.




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Wellbeing and building services

Building services have a significant part to play in improving the wellbeing of occupants in offices. 

Part 2: Holding onto specifications

Alan Jamieson discusses how to keep specifications intact from the design to the completion, a common challenge in M&E engineering. 

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