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Registered Electrician, David Thomas, JIB
ECS Registered Electrician reaches important 10,000 milestone

Over 10,000 ECS cardholders have signed up to become ECS Registered Electricians since the initiative was launched in October 2017.

heat network, Ian Allan, Switch2Energy
Regulation for heat network market welcomed by industry

Industry has welcomed a recommendation from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for regulation of the heat network market. The Heat Network Task Force (launched by the Association for Decentralised Energy ADE) has been calling for regulation for some time.

BESA Conference, fire safety, Brexit, Aldous Bill, Indoor Air Quality, Training, Refrigerants
BESA Conference tackles the industry’s challenges

After a year of extraordinary events and unprecedented change, the industry is preparing to gather at the Park Plaza Victoria hotel in London on November 1 to debate where we go from here.

Be prepared

In the last few years, the energy management landscape has changed considerably and will undoubtedly change again in the future.

Colt International, Smoke Control Association, Conor Logan, Grenfell, smoke control systems
Lessons from Grenfell

The failure of the smoke ventilation system to help firefighters evacuate Grenfell Tower is not an indictment of the way we design, specify and manage smoke control systems in the UK.

House of Lords, Offsite Manufacture for Construction, OSM, Construction Sector Deal
Outdated and unsustainable construction must change

The construction sector as it currently operates cannot meet the UK’s need for housing and may struggle to meet the requirement for infrastructure. And take-up of new methods is hampered by current industry structures and practices. These are the key findings of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee in its latest report.

SEC, Lord O'Neill, Aldous Bill
SEC calls on councils for better retentions practice

The Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group is calling on local authorities to protect retention monies belonging to SMEs in their supply chains. The SEC conducted a survey of local authorities to highlight their use of retentions and the lack of guidance on bestpractice.

BESA takes a hard look at the future

The BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) National Conference takes place on 1st November and this year is designed to help BESA members build resilience during a period of economic and technical change.

London speeds its drive to low carbon buildings

An updated version of the draft London Plan was published and it includes a number of significant elements that will drive the city to drastically lower carbon emissions caused by buildings.

Brexit, FETA, Russell Beattie
Work needed on post-Brexit F Gas rules, says FETA

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has welcomed the government’s response to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) report on the how the UK tackles F-gas reductions post-Brexit. But FETA also highlighted the dangers of over-complication and lack of focus on the importance of training.

NG Bailey, David Hurcomb
NG Bailey breaks £1bn milestone in 2017/18

NG Bailey, one of the UK’s largest independent engineering, IT and facilities services group has reported a 14% increase in operating profits over the past year and seen its order book break the £1 billion milestone.

SPIE UK, Regent's Crescent
SPIE UK wins London Regent’s Crescent redevelopment project

SPIE UK has been awarded the contract for the mechanical, electrical, public health and fire engineering services for the redevelopment of Regent’s Crescent. The works are valued at over £20 million and began in June 2018.