Briggs & Forrester wins in Doncaster

Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services have recently secured the MEP services contract on the Doncaster Central Library and Museum. Located on the junction of Waterdale and Chequer Road in the town centre, the four-storey structure will incorporate the architectural heritage of the former Hall Cross Girls School building.

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Holders of Engineering Services SKILLcards are now able to renew their cards online following another upgrade of the online SKILLcard application…

Former BESA president and former Commissioning Specialists Association (CSA)chairman  Brian Townsend passed away in September and the industry…

Senior industry figures have welcomed the Scottish Government’s pledge to publish a consultation on the regulation of electricians – but have…

Leading building services provider J S Wright has secured a contract worth in excess of £17 million to fit out one of London’s biggest…



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BESA chief executive David Frise discusses the BESA National Conference 2019. Find out what's coming up.

Gordon Mitchell, CIO of Key Facilities Management explains why the FM sector should understand smart building technologies and the need for them to focus on the people.

Gordon Mitchell, CIO of Key Facilities Management explains what an 'adaptive workplace' is and the role AI plays within it. 

Mike Smith, ECA Director of Technical, tackles one of the biggest issues still facing the engineering services sector

Karen Fletcher reviews an important new publication that highlights poor management as the root cause of problems in the construction industry – and how we might set about putting things right.

Karen Fletcher takes a look into the latest edition of a book that examines the impact of the built environment on occupant productivity and creativity.

Paul Arnold looks at how some schools have overcome the challenges of upgrading heating systems in older buildings.

Dieter Lang explains how human centric lighting, a lighting concept that simulates the course of natural daylight, holds great potential for education

Daniel Tebay the challenges of delivering operational refurbishment projects in a luxury hotel environment, drawing upon the company’s experience at the five-star Lowry Hotel in Manchester.

The Association of Tank and Cistern Manufacturers (ATCM) offers a considered opinion on whether it’s better to refurbish or replace aging equipment.

Antony Corbett explores the benefits of multi-layer piping as a solution for a wide range of project challenges.

Glynn Williams considers the increasingly connected world and highlights the benefits of being able to gather data from around today’s buildings and their services.

Using one pipe connection method across a project can significantly impact the speed and success of an install. Scott James highlights the benefits of modern approach to pipework for building owners and installers.

With indoor air quality firmly in the headlines, Lee Caulfield looks at the role installers can play in delivering healthier air for occupants.

Despite the unusually hot temperatures experienced in the UK over an extended period this summer, the failure rate for chillers supported by planned maintenance contracts was no higher than in any other year.

Matt Whiting, discusses why a holistic approach to specifying water controls in healthcare environments can help improve performance and compliance

Valeria Ferrando explains the difference between digital twins and BIM – and how twinning helps designers and operators understand their buildings better.

As the new TR19 Grease specification is issued by BESA, Gary Nicholls explains why some building managers may still find that there are challenges to achieving full compliance.

As energy targets and legislative requirements tighten, low carbon equipment like CHP is increasingly integrated into multi-component solutions for compliance with Building Regulations. 

The NHS spends huge amounts of money on energy each year. Daniel Sturch examines an efficient and effective way to battle these costs and provide heating to these vital buildings.

David Simoes considers the importance of temperature in learning environment and looks at some of the heating options available.

Jon Belfield, President of the Building Controls Industry Association, discusses the importance of end-user engagement in creating the ideal work environment.  

Smart buildings can generate many operational advantages but are businesses making the most of their potential? Jonathan Feaver explains how organisations can derive real financial, operational and occupant-based benefits from BEMS data.

The idea that an investment in BMS should deliver more than HVAC control is fairly well established and now you don’t need to be running a building with a big plant room to be able to demand flexible building management control.

Our expert panel considers the ‘Branson’ challenge and highlights the developments, opportunities and challenges facing the air conditioning and refrigeration sector. Sponsored by Daikin Applied (UK)

Karen Fletcher speaks to a company at the front line of changes in the air conditioning sector and learns how it is staying ahead of the game with an eye firmly on the future.

The UK’s primary F Gas register Refcom played a key role in the first World Refrigeration Day (WRD) as co-host with the Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Project of the Year sponsored by BSRIA Instrument Solutions

Mark Todd, chairman of the Commissioning Specialists Association, explains why BiPolar UK is his chosen charity for this year.

The judging for the 2019 CSA Awards took place on 14th May at the CSA’s headquarters in Horsham. The judges worked hard through an extensive manual of entries – with all agreeing that this year has seen some of the highest-quality entries since the Awards were established.

Richard Gordon explains why upgrading fans is a cost-effective approach to saving energy in existing buildings.

Commercial property expert Jackie Cocking considers how the use of office space and the working environment is changing.

Andy Green outlines the key factors of installing a new heating system, regardless of a building’s age.

Sandy Damm takes a closer look at smoke detection and the best way to select and maintain your equipment.

Dario Giordani explains how the Construction Products Regulation keeps cables safe from fire, and why it concerns everyone in the industry.

The crucial role of specification writing has been so severely downgraded that it is undermining building designs, according to David Fitzpatrick*.

Hern Yau discusses the importance of air quality for optimal occupant performance and safety.

Donna-Marie Evans considers the crucial role of HVAC in delivering better buildings.

A roundtable of industry experts and legal specialists calls for regulations on air quality in our cities. 

New guidelines on pressure relief valves and safety valves have been published by SAFed. Les Littlewood outlines the key points and the correct usage.

Angela Reid outlines the numerous labelling schemes available for buildings, and notes the importance of understanding what each offers owners and managers.

With a 51% increase in the Climate Change Levy occurring on 1st April, Sebastian Gray explains one method to calculate your CCL tax liability accurately.

With a growing trend towards off-site construction, Andrew Miele looks at the benefits and considerations of prefabricated modular solutions for the UK’s buildings.

Chris Caton explains how environmental and financial demands are driving the market for modular boilers, particularly in buildings where demand varies widely every day.

More than being the answer in an emergency, boiler hire has other advantages. Russ Baker discusses how customer considerations are changing.

When a project has a particularly long timescale it is essential to rethink the HVAC strategy. District energy schemes, for example, are typically rolled-out gradually, linking additional buildings to the network over an extended period (years rather than months.

Protesting about climate change should be encouraged, although sticking yourself (or parts of your anatomy) to the CEO’s door, window or car is not. The immediacy and importance of the debate could help you change your organisation’s policy in this area.

Following the enactment of the BS 7671:2018 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations at the beginning of this year, Mark Williams, lead marketing manager for cable management at Legrand UK, focuses on one element of the changes and what it means for building managers.

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