SCA welcomes Hackitt plan

In response to the recent announcement that the Government plans to introduce a tougher regulatory system for building safety, the Smoke Control Association (SCA) has voiced its full support for the proposed programme of reform.

Construction SME firms in Northern Ireland’s have praised the project bank account (PBA) initiative which has been driven by Construction and…

The EURIS Taskforce, a body of trade organisations representing UK manufacturing worth £148 billion in turnover, has written to the Prime…

Construction intelligence specialist Glenigan has forecast a market contraction of -2% in 2019, followed by a lift of 3% in 2020. However, its…

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has appointed Terry Sharp as its new Vice-President.

The construction industry needs to adopt modern methods to reach UK government targets on decarbonising heat, as well as housing…

MBS has worked with valve specialist Hattersley to produce an introductory guide to pressure independent control valves (PICVs). This joint…



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Alan Jamieson of Peldon Rose discusses the changes and trends of building services within offices and the focus of wellbeing. 


Chief Strategy Officer at Flexitricity expresses the current state of the energy market and the need for flexibility. 


Clara Bagenal-George - CIBSE's Building Performance Engineer of the Year - talks about a vision for low-carbon London 

Jon Belfield, President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), reflects on some of the key developments from 2018 and discusses the importance of good specification to ensure long term performance of a BEMS.

Nick Sacke describes the benefits of smart buildings – and the barriers we face in achieving more connected buildings.

Renu Chopra reports on trends in smart building technology and considers the gap between vision and reality.

Improving the performance of hydronic balancing valves requires accurate commissioning, says Paul Wightman.

Adam Cafer considers the complexities of water management in tall buildings

Off-site build (often abbreviated to OSB), has started to become more of an identifiable trend in a wide range of applications in recent years. Glynn Williams why this approach to building services is increasingly popular with engineers and installers.

Carrier’s high efficiency chiller, AquaForce Vision 30KAV, has been chosen to provide high quality air conditioning for the new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales).

SES Engineering Services (SES), has been appointed to support the delivery of Viridor’s landmark £252m Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre, Bristol.

Flexi Support Systems supported Genting Resorts World’s Sky Bar project in Birmingham. This is the first Genting leisure destination outside Europe. Genting UK owns and operates the centre and is part of the global business, Genting Group, head quartered in Malaysia.

“In this issue we look to the future of buildings, while assessing where we really are. While it’s fun to consider where technology such as the Internet of Things might take us down the line, it is important to bear in mind the realities of applying technology to real buildings.

By Andrew Boothroyd, Energy Upgrade and Service Director, Armstrong Fluid Technology

"There are some years that really do seem longer than others, and 2018 is one of them. Let’s be honest, Brexit is straining everyone’s nerves. Our Annual Survey shows it as top of the list of concerns for businesses in our sector.