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Dr Andrew Geens, MEES, EPCs, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, CIBSE
The ABC of EPCs

Dr Andrew Geens explains how building managers can help to ensure their EPC is accurate – and why that’s so important to update your EPC with MEES on the horizon.

Mark Todd, commissioning, Commissioning Specialists Association, CSA
Cashing in on commissioning

Mark Todd of the Commissioning Specialists Association calls for new ways of working to match the new technologies now available to the construction industry – and to help achieve better buildings for the future

Construction Sector Deal, Greg Clarke MP, Sector Deals, Industrial Strategy, Construction Industry Training Board, Apprenticeship Levy
Construction Sector Deal – focus on transformation

At the end of November 2017, business secretary Greg Clark MP announced a flagship deal for the UK construction sector that aims to modernise the industry and recruit the next generation of highly-skilled construction workers.

PBAs, Peter Aldous MP, Peter Davies, Project bank accounts, Retentions, Ten Minute Rule Bill, Welsh Parliament
London follows Welsh move to end retentions

On January 9th at the Houses of Parliament, Peter Aldous MP will introduce the first reading of a Ten Minute Rule Bill that seeks to amend the 1996 Construction Act and ensure that retentions within construction are held in a third party trust scheme.

Andrew Wolstenhome, Infrastructure Projects Authority, IPA, National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline, Tony Meggs
£600 billion investment to boost construction industry productivity

The government announced a £600 billion investment for the UK’s infrastructure in early December. As well as improving infrastructure the investment is also viewed as a route to boosting construction productivity – saving £15 billion per year.

CIBSE, HVAC Group, HVAC Systems, Professor Tony Day
CIBSE launches HVAC Group to share best practice on design, install and operation

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has launched an HVAC Systems Group to support and encourage the efficient design, installation and operation of HVAC systems.

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