Author archive for Debbie Eales

  • Entries are now open for the 2018 BCIA Awards

    By Debbie Eales on October 11, 2017
    The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards are back for another year and entries are now open. Don’t miss this opportunity to stand out from the rest of the industry by winning one of the coveted awards. Choose from one of eight categories which include Best Service and Maintenance Provider, Contribution to Training Award, Energy Management Award, Engineer of the […]
  • Ideal Commercial prepares for upcoming ErP regulation

    By Debbie Eales on October 10, 2017
    In preparation for the latest ErP regulations coming into force, Ideal Commercial will be discontinuing its standard efficiency Pressure Jet Oil and Blown Gas boilers with outputs under 400kW. The Falcon and Harrier ranges will be discontinued along with one model from the Viceroy and Vanguard L ranges. However, customers will still be able to order replacement parts after the […]
  • Hunt for missing substandard cable is renewed

    By Debbie Eales on October 10, 2017
    The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has supported a BBC investigation earlier this week which has re-ignited a seven-year hunt for more than three million metres of substandard cable product that remains unaccounted for in UK buildings. In 2010, an ACI investigation led to more than 11 million metres of cable, manufactured by Turkish company, Atlas Kablo, being recalled from the […]
  • Register NOW for the exciting, new Building Services Forum

    By Debbie Eales on October 6, 2017
    Registration is now OPEN for the Building Services Forum, a new, one-day CPD-accredited educational event on February 8, 2018 at The Building Centre – which offers easy access by tube or bus from London’s mainline stations. The event is a perfect opportunity for specifiers, installers, architects, facilities managers and building services professionals to learn about the latest products and technologies, […]
  • Counting down to Smart Buildings 2017

    By Debbie Eales on October 6, 2017
    We are just a few days away from the opening of Smart Buildings 2017, which takes place over three days as part of UK Construction Week. Sponsored by KNX UK, Smart Buildings 2017 is also supported by prominent trade organisations, including The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). […]
  • Future leaders are key to improving productivity, says BESA President, Tim Hopkinson

    By Debbie Eales on October 4, 2017
    Companies must give their young engineers space and time to think, innovate and share their ideas in order to help the industry solve its productivity problems, according to the President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Tim Hopkinson, pictured, told the Association’s annual President’s Lunch that young engineers must be allowed to “set the agenda”; improve collaboration and spearhead […]
  • 2018 Pump Industry Awards – call for nominations

    By Debbie Eales on October 4, 2017
    The BPMA (British Pump Manufacturers Association) has launched its 2018 Pump Industry Awards, aiming to champion excellence in this important sector. Nominations are now invited for the eight awards categories: Technical Innovation, Products (Sponsored by Process Industry Informer) Technical Innovation, Projects (Sponsored by Wilo) Environmental Contribution of the Year (Sponsored by SPP Pumps) Manufacturer of the Year (Sponsored by Siemens) […]
  • European Commission releases first EU-wide tool for sustainable building performance reporting

    By Debbie Eales on October 4, 2017
    The European Commission has launched the pilot phase of ‘Level(s)’, a new EU- framework for sustainable buildings, which will help transform the building sector. It is the first tool of this kind that has been developed for use across the whole of Europe. Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella said: “Level(s) can help us develop an environment […]
  • BSRIA world ventilation study shows growth soars in China while Europe regains momentum

    By Debbie Eales on October 4, 2017
    A BSRIA market intelligence study on World Ventilation: Fans and Ventilation Market shows that China is expected to outpace the growth experienced in European countries which signifies global opportunities. In China, the “rude health” of the residential sector meant that sales of fans and ventilation units experienced a “brisk growth” of 21 per cent in 2016, while products in the […]
  • Digital infrastructure and thoughtful buildings up for discussion in Voltimum Theatre at Smart Buildings 2017

    By Debbie Eales on September 29, 2017
    Voltimum* will feature prominently at this year’s Smart Buildings 2017. As well as the inaugural Voltimum Smart Solutions Awards taking place on 11th October, Voltimum also has its own dedicated theatre, with seminars on key topics taking place across the three days of the show. Returning to Birmingham’s NEC, Smart Buildings 2017 will be held on 10-12th October 2017. Tuesday’s sessions will […]