BREEAM, operational rating, Kings Place

London building achieves highest-ever BREEAM operational rating

The BREEAM operational rating of 95% achieved by the Kings Place mixed-use building on London’s Regent Canal is the highest ever achieved in the UK, and has been acknowledged by the building winning the in-use category of the 2017 BREEAM awards.

CIBSE, Peter Wong

New CIBSE president focuses on the art in engineering

Peter Wong, president of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, used his inaugural address to change perceptions about building-services engineers and argue that they should see themselves as artists and practitioners. He is from Hong Kong and was the chair of CIBSE HK Branch and the founding chair of the building-services division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, of which he was elected President in 2008.

BESA, Building Engineering Services Association, air conditioning, refrigerants, R410A
Time to stop burying heads in the sand — Graeme Fox.

Clients must act in face of looming refrigerant crisis

The air-conditioning and refrigeration industry is braced for a turbulent 2018 as supplies of crucial refrigerants fall off a cliff, says Graeme Fox of BESA.

Hamworthy, boilers, space heating, DHW

St Paul’s Cathedral gets Hamworthy makeover

Following 50 years of service, the three steel shell boilers serving St Paul’s Cathedral in London could not be repaired any more and have been replaced with Hamworthy Wessex Modumax mk3 condensing boilers with a total output of 1016 kW. At the same time, new plant to provide domestic hot water was installed.

SWEP supplies heat exchangers to Oxford shopping centre

SWEP, a leading world supplier of compact brazed plate heat exchangers (BPHEs) has supplied 79 of its gasket-free BPHEs for the 74 000 m2 Westgate Shopping Centre in the heart of Oxford. The centre is being developed jointly by Land Securities and The Crown Estate.

Kingspan Industrial Insulation joins the space age

In space, even the smallest amount of debris can be the difference between success and catastrophic failure, a concept reflected in the selection of duct and pipe insulation for the new RAL Space Development & Test Facility (R100) at Didcot of the Science & Technology Facilities Council. Kingspan Kooltherm FM duct and FM pipe insulation, both with fibre-free cores, were selected.

Finding the performance gap

Nobody understands why there is a difference in performance, between design and the building in-use, but BRE is working on a project to find out — as Dr Andy Lewry and Lorna Hamilton explain

Building Controls Industry Awards 2017

The winners of the 2017 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards were announced at the prestigious ceremony and gala dinner on 11 May 2017 at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham.

CSA announces finalists for 2017 industry awards

2017 marks the third year of the annual awards of the Commissioning Specialists’ Association (CSA). From the entries and nominations received, the judges have shortlisted 27 finalists across the six award categories to be part of the presentation ceremony being staged on 15 June at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel near Gatwick.

G&H wins first project with Keepmoat

G&H Building Services has been awarded the M&E services contract for the new £7.6 million extra-care scheme in Buxton. Community regeneration specialist Keepmoat is building the 73-bed project on behalf of Housing & Care 21 and Derbyshire County Council. It will comprise 53 extra-care apartments with two bedrooms and a specialist 20-place residential care centre. Communal facilities will include a restaurant, salon and health suite.

A1 Flue Systems investment boosts productivity

Flue manufacturer A1 Flue Systems has boosted productivity by 30% in a year following a £250 000 investment. It included new machinery, key infrastructure upgrades and reconfiguring the flow of its manufacturing assembly line. Eight new jobs have been created

Planning for successful commissioning

The key to the successful commissioning of a project is a commissioning plan. Tony Anderson, a member of the Commissioning Specialists’ Association’s training committee and assessment panel shares his experience of how this simple tool provides clarity to commissioning projects.

Why R32 refrigerant is the intelligent choice

Not only is the global-warming potential of R32 much lower than the refrigerants it is designed to replace, but a smaller charge is needed — two wins for the price of one refrigerant. Carl Dickinson of Mitsubishi Electric discusses why R32 is the logical fit for the HVAC industry.

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