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David Mowatt, SCA, Smoke Control Association
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.

Alfie Watterson, SEC Group Northern Ireland
Project bank accounts raise hopes of better payment in NI

Construction SME firms in Northern Ireland’s have praised the project bank account (PBA) initiative which has been driven by Construction and Procurement Delivery (CPD), the procurement authority in Northern Ireland.

Euris, Brexit
EURIS warns on no-deal Brexit

The EURIS Taskforce, a body of trade organisations representing UK manufacturing worth £148 billion in turnover, has written to the Prime Minister for the second time to reinforce that no-deal should not be an option in the Brexit debate.

Glenigan, forecast
Glenigan forecast and league tables

Construction intelligence specialist Glenigan has forecast a market contraction of -2% in 2019, followed by a lift of 3% in 2020. However, its report also highlights a number of markets where growth is expected.

BCIA
BCIA announces new vice president

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

modern Method, decarbonising heat, new homes
New approaches to construction needed to achieve UK targets

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

PICVs, Hattersley, pressure independent control valves, Neil Gibson
Introduction to PICVs from Hattersley and MBS

MBS has worked with valve specialist Hattersley to produce an introductory guide to pressure independent control valves (PICVs). This joint publication has been delivered with the February 2019 issue of the magazine.

CSA Awards
CSA Awards 2019 open for entries

Building on the success of the last year’s impressive event, the 2019 CSA Awards Dinner will be held at the Guoman Tower Hotel, next to St Katherine Docks and Tower Bridge in London on 27th June.

Carillion, ECA, Rob Driscoll, Aldous Bill
Business owners call for faster action

One year on from Carillion’s collapse, business owners are telling Government that not enough has been done to ensure a similar insolvency crisis does not happen again.

Jon Belfield, Building Controls Industry Association, BCIA, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard, MEES, Building Energy Management Systems, BEMS, specification
Big data, better results

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.