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Historic achievement

Heritage assets have a huge role to play in regeneration but can result in many construction challenges, especially for mechanical and electrical contractors. Implementing modern services into an historic building, especially one that is listed, is challenging both in terms of design and installation. Each project will present its own set of hurdles depending on the type of building and its future use, so there is a wide range of factors to consider.

IES Consulting, Riverside Museum, metering, controls, BMS, data, energy use, sub-metering, monitoring
Tales of the RIVERBANK

Glasgow Life turned to IES Consulting to address issues concerning operational performance at the Riverside Museum, which is the city’s award-winning transport museum. It houses over 3,000 objects – from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams and cars to a Stormtrooper.

John Tarling, fan coil unit, noise, sound power level, SWL, Sound path, Noise rating, NR, Dunham-Bush
WHEN SILENCE IS GOLDEN

Fan coil units are a popular choice for engineers when selecting a reliable and efficient source of heating and cooling for a building. They do not require a large central plant to function and with simple proven, controllable technology and installation flexibility, they meet the demands of most commercial applications.

Cambridge University, Gemco Intelligent Buildings Group, Trend, Steve Browning
New rowing centre offers comfort and efficiency

Located on the River Great Ouse in Ely, the new Cambridge University Boathouse is a state-of-the-art facility that acts as a centre of excellence for rowing. It aims to use energy as efficiently as possible and maintain perfect comfort conditions for occupants and users.

REL Building Services, LED lighting, Toby Buckley, leisure centres, swimming pools, gyms
Shaping up

With investment in leisure centres growing, M&E contractors must shape up to take on the challenges presented by increasingly complex facilities. Toby Buckley shares his insights from the M&E contractor’s point of view.

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Modular learning

Craig Riley explains why modular buildings are a popular solution for today’s education market, and how the prefabricated buildings provide usable, sustainable classrooms.

church, Steven Evans, church building, Church of England, Potterton Commercial
HOLY HEAT

Specifiers face a series of unique challenges when it comes to upgrading heating systems in historic buildings such as churches. Steven Evans highlights what needs to be considered to ensure projects go smoothly.