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  • Delta-Simons first to win Client Advisor of the Year at industry awards

    By Sarah on February 13, 2019
    Environmental consultancy Delta-Simons is the first company to take home the trophy for Client Advisor of the Year; a new category at the coveted Lincolnshire Construction and Property Awards. The annual black-tie event, which welcomed more than 350 guests at the Doubletree by Hilton in Lincoln last Tuesday (5 February), celebrated Lincolnshire’s leading projects and players in the construction and […]
  • Leading energy & utilities CEOs launch a sector inclusion commitment

    By Sarah on February 11, 2019
    CEOs from 32 of the country’s leading energy and utilities employers today launch a sector Inclusion Commitment that is a long-term commitment to attract more diverse and inclusive talent into their industry, reflecting the communities they serve. The Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership, led by sector employers, recognised in its Workforce Renewal and Skills Strategy: 2020 that its current workforce […]
  • Explaining the Urban Heat Island Effect: How to Design Heat out of Homes in Urban Areas

    By ZehnderUK on February 4, 2019
    What is the UHI effect, what causes it and why does it matter? And what solutions are available to mitigate the issue? The world is heating up and temperatures are rising globally. With this comes a resulting increase in building temperatures, particularly in urban areas. It seems obvious that in heavily populated towns and cities, buildings will be closer together […]
  • FLIR at Futurebuild – 5-7 March 2019, Excel, London

    By Sarah on February 4, 2019
    FLIR launches another new camera that pushes the boundaries. For building inspection and the prevention of energy loss, a thermal imaging camera is now considered an essential tool and thanks to its continuous development strategy, FLIR Systems provides this industry with an exceptional choice of products. Year on year FLIR Systems introduces new infrared features and capabilities that help users […]
  • Futurebuild 2019: Tackling the industry’s challenge

    By Sarah on January 28, 2019
    Futurebuild is the leading built environment event for professionals working across the industry to meet and learn, be inspired and do business. Taking place from 05-07 March, Futurebuild 2019 will focus on tackling the biggest challenges impacting the industry and provide visitors with unrivalled insights and hands-on experience around the latest innovations, products and legislations to address these issues.  Meeting […]
  • The true extent and costs of poor-quality housing and buildings in the UK

    By ZehnderUK on January 27, 2019
    ‘We must ensure that the homes and buildings we work and live in positively contribute to our physical and mental health instead of diminishing it.’ Jim Shannon MP – Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings This quote opens the recent White Paper (Building our Future – Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings) that […]
  • Optical human presence detector for counting people

    By Sarah on January 24, 2019
    As the world’s first human presence detector, the HPD2 from Steinel Professional uses optical sensor technology not only to detect to the presence of persons but also to count them in defined zones – regardless of any movement. At the heart of this human presence detector is a high-precision optical system that has been combined with a complex mathematical algorithm. […]
  • World first ISO certification for Cornish developer

    By Neil Mead on January 21, 2019
    Cornish building contractor and developer Gilbert & Goode has become the first company in the world to achieve the international certification ISO 18404 for Lean and Six Sigma. The certification was developed by a British Standards Institute committee chaired by Professor Tony Bendell to help organisations set up lean management systems, with a consistent approach, that is internationally recognised. Professor Bendell comments: […]
  • Mapped: England’s Property Millionaires 2020

    By Neil Mead on January 21, 2019
    The term ‘millionaire’ has long been reserved for those considered to have extreme wealth. A distant aspiration that was unattainable for much of the UK. However, as house prices continue to soar, banking giants Santander propose the million-pound marker is becoming less of a pipe dream for those at the top of the ladder, as this unthinkable price tag becomes […]
  • Nottingham City Homes named one of Britain’s top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers

    By Neil Mead on January 21, 2019
    Nottingham City Homes (NCH) has been named one of the most inclusive employers in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall in its Top 100 Employers list for 2019. NCH has placed 44 on this year’s list, up from 101 last year. NCH came third in the housing sector across the UK. This year’s Top 100 was […]