Airedale International has returned to its site at Rawdon in Leeds into a redeveloped facility following a major fire in September 2013. The company designs and manufactures high-technology cooling systems for data centres, healthcare, and industrial and commercial environments worldwide. Following the fire, the company recovered by relocating to temporary facilities near Leeds city centre while the old building was demolished and redeveloped.
A mixed picture of construction-industry activity for the end of last year has been reported by major industry analysts. The Markit/CIPS UK construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) reported a ‘robust and accelerated expansion of overall business activity, thereby indicating a rebound from the slowdown recorded in November’. Glenigan, in contrast, reported new construction activity contracting by 14% in the final quarter of 2015 compared to a year earlier.
Training provider Building Engineering Services Training (BEST), a subsidiary of the Building Engineering Services Association has achieved accreditation to the Matrix standard. Matrix is the international quality standard for organisations that deliver training information, advice and guidance in support of individuals in relation to their career choices, learning programmes and work and life goals.
Behavioural considerations and recognition of the diversity of users is critical to the design of building services and in ensuring the effective management of workspaces, as Sara Kassam of CIBSE explains.
Last year was a traumatic one for those keen on improving energy efficiency and developing renewable energy. Dr Kerry Mashford of the National Energy Foundation looks back.
Audiences at the Royal Albert Hall in London can now enjoy the performances without suffering from overheated conditions following the installation of a major new cooling system. The new system is based on a six Güntner adiabatic coolers that can deliver 800 kW of cooling, ensuring that the design conditions are met.
The construction industry has long suffered from a disproportionate focus on the capital cost of a project. Steve Harrison of the Building Controls Industry Association explains why this needs to change and how this year’s Building Services Summit aims to address the challenge.
LED lighting has been installed throughout the new 16 300 m2 Avonmouth distribution centre of Farmfoods in a scheme designed and supplied by Minimise Energy. The scheme was required to withstand temperatures of -22°C in the frozen-food storage area and also to respond and benefit from changing natural light in office areas.
Ameon, the building-services-engineering company based in Lancashire, has acquired more office space to accommodate a significant increase in staff numbers and expand its headquarters at Whitehills Business Park next to the M55 near Blackpool. The acquisition of premises next to its headquarters in Olympic Court increases the size of its headquarters by 50%.
Against the backdrop of Pipe Center having opened a purpose-built branch and fabrication facility for pipework at Basildon, Gary Franklin gives an insight into the many benefits of this evolving approach to pipe fabrication.
Measuring the head losses and pump-duty requirements of plastic pipework revealed some amazing results. Des Dolan of Durapipe discusses the findings.
Bringing lighting control within the scope of a building-management system offers a host of installation and operational benefits. Mike Welch of Control Network Solutions discusses how the Tridium Niagara platform can help offer a cost-effective and energy-saving smart lighting control solution.
The extensive curves of the St Botolph’s building in the City of London led to many of the air diffusers being custom built by Waterloo Air Products. There is a combination of sweeping 11, 12 and 13 m curves. The building was designed to achieve a ‘Very good’ BREEAM rating.
- 16 - 18 February, 2016ACR Show
- 22 February, 2016Light for life: human-centric lighting (free event)
- 24 February, 2016, 18:00 - 23 March, 2016Daikin UK to help engineers ‘Mind the performance gap’ at Future Thinking seminars
- 25 February, 2016ESTA's 14th annual aM&T conference and exhibition
- 29 February - 03 March, 2016BIM Masterclasses
- 01 March, 2016Heat metering for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
- 08 - 10 March, 2016Ecobuild
- 17 March, 2016Smart Energy Marketplace
- 19 April, 2016The future of facilities management and property services in the public sector
- 04 May, 2016, 9:30 - 05 May, 2016All-Energy
- 12 May, 2016BCIA Awards
- 25 - 26 May, 2016LIFTEX 2016
- 17 June, 2016CSA Awards
- 08 - 09 September, 2016Zero carbon buildings today and in the future