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  • BSRIA chief responds to the Queen’s Speech

    By BSEE on May 29, 2015
    This Queen’s Speech is the first for two decades that reflects the aspirations of a Parliament with a Conservative majority. It contains proposals for Bills on energy, housing and apprenticeships. BSRIA’s Chief Executive Julia Evans gives her response on each Bill. Energy It was disappointing to see that energy and the environment were mentioned only twice in the Queen’s speech. […]
  • Top marks for Delmatic’s system at the University of Greenwich

    By BSEE on August 20, 2014
    Delmatic is supplying a comprehensive DALI lighting management system for the University of Greenwich’s new School of Architecture, Design & Construction. The system enables individual addressing, switching, dimming and monitoring of DALI luminaires, in conjunction with presence-related and daylight-linked control of lighting groups from DALI presence detectors and multisensors. The 16,500sq m Stockwell Street development comprises two linked buildings arranged […]
  • Durapipe delivers offshore pipework to Tern Alpha rig

    By BSEE on August 20, 2014
    Tern Alpha, a fixed, manned drilling and production rig for the Tern field, in the East Shetland Basin of the northern North Sea, is using Durapipe HTA plastic pipework to distribute domestic water services. The oil platform serves as a production facility for the Hudson and Kestrel fields and is owned and operated by TAQA Bratani Ltd. The facilities cater […]
  • Register now for this year’s BSEE Building Controls Show

    By BSEE on August 20, 2014
    Industry’s leading lights set to descend on Sandown Park this October! With this year’s BSEE Building Controls Show on the horizon, we take a look at what’s in store. And remember, you can pre-register online, free, at www.buildingcontrolsshow.co.uk This year’s Building Controls Show offers an unrivalled insight into the exciting developments and technical innovations currently being undertaken in the industry. […]
  • UV drain relining ideal where access is difficult, say Lanes

    By BSEE on August 20, 2014
    Lanes engineers have used no dig ultraviolet lining technology to rehabilitate a highways drain along a rural road that had repeatedly flooded, causing major problems for road-users. The project demonstrated the benefits of the ultraviolet (UV) relining technique, which can be more easily deployed in areas where access is difficult and where there is tree cover. Lancashire Council commissioned Lanes […]
  • BCIA and B&ES launch 10-80-10 – The Building Services Summit

    By BSEE on August 20, 2014
    The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has joined forces with B&ES (Building & Engineering Services Association) to launch 10-80-10 The Building Services Summit, which will focus on ensuring that building engineering services operate as effectively and efficiently as possible during the entire lifetime of a building. Taking place at the Barbican, London on November 27, 2014, the conference will address […]
  • Supporting critical environmental control for the National Gallery

    By BSEE on August 20, 2014
    High efficiency boilers from Hoval are helping the National Gallery in London to reduce its energy consumption and carbon footprint, while maintaining a stable internal environment for the exhibits. The National Gallery opened in 1838, occupying a dominant position in Trafalgar Square at the centre of London. The original building has been extended several times since then and now houses […]
  • Pentair introduces first BIM content for heat-tracing

    By BSEE on August 20, 2014
    Electrical heat-tracing specialist, Pentair Thermal Building Solutions, has launched what is being claimed as the industry’s first BIM (Building Information Modelling) content for heat-tracing solutions. The suite of new tools includes BIM families and the dynamic Raychem Trace-It Revit add-in for winter safety applications and hot water maintenance. With this content, architects, engineers, contractors and building owners can easily incorporate […]
  • Increasing concerns over illegal circulator pumps entering UK

    By BSEE on August 20, 2014
    Non-compliant circulator pumps are entering the UK market from China and the Far East, raising concerns about market surveillance across the European Union. The warning comes after the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association’s recent visit to the National Measurement Office (NMO) in the UK, demanding action on imported circulator pumps which fail to meet the standards. The NMO confirmed that tests […]
  • Is construction still a losing game for most women?

    By BSEE on August 20, 2014
    With so few women in the construction industry that the figure is “unmeasurable”, Julia Evans (pictured), Chief Executive of BSRIA, calls for a more inclusive approach… Cynics might cast a sceptical eye at the timing of the Cabinet reshuffle, but the fact that women are more prominent in politics is a cause for celebration. Women comprise 52% of Britain’s population, […]