Aldous Bill, BESA, Carillion, David Frise, ECA, Paul Reeve, Retentions
Left; John McDonnell MP. Right: Caroline Lucas MP

Over 100 MPs express support for ring-fencing of retentions cash

Political support for holding cash retentions in trust has soared in recent weeks, with over 100 MPs already in favour of ring-fencing of retention monies.

CSA Awards 2018 Finalists announced

This year’s finalists in the Commissioning Specialists Association CSA) Awards have been revealed after judging on the 2nd May. 

Aldous Bill, Carillion, Rudi Klein, SEC
Rudi Klein, SEC Group

SEC welcomes government action on supply chains with new measures

Construction body the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has welcomed the Government’s announcement today that they will be introducing a package of measures to support SMEs supplying to government.

EPCs, MEES, Dr Andrew Geens, CIBSE Certification
The EPC certificate: a useful tool for incoming occupants that is affordable for the corner shop or doctor’s surgery

In support of EPCs

Last month, MBS raised the issue that some building performance specialists view EPCs as ‘not fit for purpose’. Here Dr Andrew Geens makes the case for EPCs as an energy efficiency measurement and clarifies his position on why EPCs are a useful indicator for building owners and managers.

The heat is on

The UK has so far been successful in achieving interim targets for carbon reduction. But now the low hanging fruit is scarce, it’s time to tackle the big challenge head on - decarbonising our heat. Karen Fletcher looks at the options and the hurdles ahead.

EURIS welcomes Implementation Period sign-off on road to Brexit

Dr Howard Porter, EURIS chair, responded to developments in negotiating the UK’s exit from the EU, saying: “Reaching agreement on the terms of the UK’s Implementation Period with the EU is an important step forward. The agreement provides our members with the certainty they have been calling for on the terms of this period and helps minimise uncertainties around Brexit for UK industry as a whole”.

MBS round table group calls for regulation to improve wellbeing

A group of industry experts has called for regulation on wellbeing in order to ensure that better indoor environments are delivered for occupants.

MBS celebrates 15 years of success with this month’s issue

Modern Building Services magazine is 15 years old this month, and it continues to serve the largest readership of any UK building services title.

Decarbonised heating is our biggest challenge

At the ICOM Spring Conference on 10th April, the focus was on decarbonising the UK’s heating. Conference content reflected the government’s 2017 Clean Growth Strategy, which targets decarbonised heat.

House of Lords hears evidence on impact of modular on construction

At the end of April, the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, chaired by Lord Patel, took evidence for its inquiry investigating offsite manufacture for construction.

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