Cable Management

  • Manage cables the easy way

    By BSEE on November 29, 2011
    Gregg Ringer from Mainline discusses the need to integrate new technologies that can help eradicate problems with poor cable management, leading to more work on future projects as a result. Overloading one power outlet with several sockets and wires not only poses a fire risk, due to the potential for the outlet to overheat, but can also present a trip […]
  • Smart technology and the wiring device

    By BSEE on June 30, 2011
    When it comes to electrical installations, smart technology is currently the phrase on everyone’s lips, but despite the technologically advanced nature of its operation it still relies heavily on wiring devices for control. Smart technology has been around for years, but it’s taken some time to really catch on. The reasons for this are difficult to pinpoint, but it’s fair […]
  • The future for installations

    By BSEE on June 30, 2011
    Modular wiring systems are growing in popularity among UK electrical contractors, specifiers and end-users, providing significant improvements over hard wired alternatives and reducing onsite installation times by up to 70%. Here, Dave Lewis, Managing Director of Apex Wiring Solutions, explains more about the technology and the benefits provided. The UK’s approach to electrical installations had by and large remained unchanged […]
  • The big question – active or passive?

    By BSEE on June 24, 2011
    A key design decision in every chilled beam project is whether active or passive beams will best suit the application. There is sometimes a preconception that an active chilled beam is just a passive beam with more bells and whistles. But, as the operating principles of the two are so different, we miss a trick as system designers if we […]
  • Don’t keep technology in the shadows

    By BSEE on January 11, 2011
    Modern healthcare is all about choices, with patients having the legal right to choose which hospital their GP refers them to for specialist treatment. The NHS suggests a number of criteria for comparing hospitals, from the mundane to the critical, for example parking facilities to mortality rates and hospital location to hospital infection rates. Infection rates are still a hot […]
  • Cooler cables cut energy consumption

    By BSEE on November 5, 2010
    Paul Courson, UK Managing Director of Cablofil, discusses the independent tests carried out to demonstrate the relative cooling and energy efficiency benefits of varying types of cable containment. It’s a hard fact of any commercial environment that our energy consumption has increased to meet the demands of the electronic age However, the commercial need to remain competitive by embracing technology […]
  • Flexible thinking

    By BSEE on November 20, 2009
    The recession has hit commercial property owners and developers hard, with the plethora of ‘To Let’ signs adorning office buildings the length and breadth of the country attesting to that fact. At present the commercial property market is awash with vacant and available premises, meaning developers and owners need to be able to offer something extra in order to grab […]
  • The hidden gem of cable management

    By BSEE on October 29, 2009
    Developers and refurbishment specialists working within the commercial building sector have their work cut out when it comes to delivering projects to tight deadlines and even tighter budgets. Ensuring the building or refurbishment schedule is maintained is a must for all designers, consulting engineers, installers and sub-contractors working on such schemes. It therefore stands to reason that construction products which […]
  • Cutting edge operation

    By BSEE on June 4, 2009
    In west Hertfordshire, a history of financial deficit going back to the early 1990s led to a reported deficit of £26.8m in 2005/6 with a total accumulated deficit at just over £41m. One of the main contributing factors to this deficit was inefficiencies caused by duplicating services across a number of hospital sites. This financial situation and a drive to […]
  • Top class results

    By BSEE on March 5, 2009
    All these considerations were key to the planning of a major redevelopment of Epping Forest College in North East London, which has created 18,000m² of purpose-built learning and training facilities at a development cost of £38 million.  The new campus will enable the college to provide state-of-the-art facilities for its 2,000 full-time and 4,000 part-time students, help it attract talented […]