Author archive for Sarah

  • Amiri Construction appointed to build Fareham College’s new Civil Engineering Training Centre

    By Sarah on January 16, 2019
    Fareham College has obtained planning permission and appointed a building contractor for its new Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC) in partnership with the Solent Civil Engineering Employers Group. Fareham-based Amiri Construction has been appointed to construct the new multi-million pound campus, which has received funding from Solent LEP and will be located close to the College’s existing CEMAST (Centre of […]
  • Ventilation expert passes away

    By Sarah on January 14, 2019
    Chris Lack, Technical Director of Elta Fans, died on the 14th November, following a battle with ill health. Chris joined Elta Fans in 1984 as a technical manager and quickly played a crucial role in the development and certification of the Elta Fans impeller ranges, with his arrival coinciding with the launch of the ‘standard’ Elta Fans impeller blade. Chris had […]
  • Expected winter whiteout means autos should be checked

    By Sarah on January 10, 2019
    Carrying out weekly checks on automatic doors in the run-up to the UK’s envisaged “worst winter in 70 years” is being urged by experts from GEZE UK. Weather forecasters are predicting that a polar cold snap could bring the longest whiteout Britain has seen since the 1950s – not the time to find that automatic doors are no longer working […]
  • 18th Edition now in full effect

    By Sarah on January 8, 2019
    ECA’s #Project18 helps industry get up to speed with important changes to the Wiring Regulations (BS7671). The 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations, also known as BS 7671, came into full effect on 1 January 2019. The changes were first introduced in July 2018. The new publication is essential for all electrotechnical designers and installers. Changes vary from simple rewordings […]
  • BSRIA will be attending & supporting 2019 AHR Expo in Atlanta

    By Sarah on January 2, 2019
    BSRIA is proud to be attending and supporting the 2019 AHR Expo in Atlanta running from Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th January 2019 in Atlanta and urges members and industry alike to attend to meet BSRIA experts. BSRIA will be staging an industry presentation event on Monday 14th, repeated on Tuesday 15th January, on global HVAC trends, as a part […]
  • Britain’s high health and safety standards must be protected after Brexit, demands British Safety Council

    By Sarah on December 12, 2018
    The British Safety Council reiterates its demand that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU must not in any way erode the progress made in the UK over the last four decades on workplace health, safety and welfare standards, together with the protection of worker’s rights and product safety. The adoption of EU directives into the UK legislative framework has been […]
  • Lords to debate report on off-site manufacture for construction

    By Sarah on December 11, 2018
    The House of Lords will tomorrow, Wednesday 12th December, debate the Science and Technology Committee’s report “Off-site manufacture for construction: building for change. Among those listed to speak are several members of the Committee including Lord Fox, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and Lord Mair, Past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. The […]
  • New industry task group on net zero carbon buildings launched by UKGBC

    By Sarah on December 6, 2018
    BSRIA is to be part of a new task group spearheaded by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) being launched today which will develop an industry-led definition for net zero carbon buildings. The task group brings together over thirty experts from across the building value chain and is being supported by 12 leading industry bodies. Following the recent IPCC report and […]
  • CIBSE clarifies Building Regulations amendment regarding combustible cladding ban

    By Sarah on December 5, 2018
    The Government has introduced an amendment to the Building Regulations, which will prohibit the use of ‘combustible cladding’ in high-rise residential buildings above 18 metres. This will come into force on 21 December 2018 and affect buildings over 18, high. Hywel Davies, Technical Director of CIBSE, looks at the detail. The Building (Amendment) Regulations, SI 2018/1230, come into force on 21 […]
  • Toshiba launches new website for rapid access to customer support and technical data

    By Sarah on December 4, 2018
    Toshiba Air Conditioning has launched an updated website that gives customers quick access to the company’s comprehensive range of product support, training and technical resources. Toshiba Air Conditioning UK is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. David Dunn, managing director of sales for TCUK Ltd, said: “We have a simple philosophy at […]