ICT

  • Introducing the Building Services Forum – a groundbreaking one day event for the building services sector

    By Debbie Eales on April 10, 2017
      Key themes, such as cyber security and ‘well buildings’, will offer thought-provoking content with the bonus of being able to gain valuable CPD credits.     As building services evolve to encompass an ever more innovative raft of environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient technology, a new event for the industry asks: “What is the future for Building Services in the 21st Century?”. […]
  • Coastal defence project pioneers the use of BIM in a new field

    By Debbie Eales on December 8, 2014
    More than 1,400 flood defence projects are to receive funding to protect 300,000 homes, the Treasury has announced. The £2.3bn investment will help prevent £30bn damage in areas including the Thames and Humber Estuaries in the next six years. We look at a coastal defence project that has pioneered the use of BIM in a new field, proving that the […]
  • A total solution

    By BSEE on July 25, 2008
    Visualisation and KNX are widely discussed topics which still cause friction. On the one hand, electrical engineers are faced with timeconsuming programming work; on the other hand, restricted options limit the creative scope and make the topic of visualisation into a domain for technically minded KNX experts. With the JUNG Facility-Pilot, visualisation can now be realised for every electrical installer. […]
  • A total solution

    By BSEE on July 25, 2008
    Visualisation and KNX are widely discussed topics which still cause friction. On the one hand, electrical engineers are faced with timeconsuming programming work; on the other hand, restricted options limit the creative scope and make the topic of visualisation into a domain for technically minded KNX experts. With the JUNG Facility-Pilot, visualisation can now be realised for every electrical installer. […]
  • Smarter planning

    By BSEE on April 24, 2008
    Following a highly successful preview at the Hannover Fair, Wieland Electric has launched wieplan 3.0, a powerful yet easy to use software tool for configuring DIN rail terminal block assemblies using Wieland components.Initially it seems to be a fairly simple means of planning and creating control panels and because this type of task has been fairly laborious in the past […]
  • Smarter planning

    By BSEE on April 24, 2008
    Following a highly successful preview at the Hannover Fair, Wieland Electric has launched wieplan 3.0, a powerful yet easy to use software tool for configuring DIN rail terminal block assemblies using Wieland components.Initially it seems to be a fairly simple means of planning and creating control panels and because this type of task has been fairly laborious in the past […]
  • Survival of the fittest

    By BSEE on June 20, 2007
    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy states that the history of every civilisation tends to pass through three distinct phases; those of survival, inquiry and sophistication. The first phase is characterised by the question ‘how can we eat?’, the second by the question ‘why do we eat?’ and the third by the question ‘where shall we have lunch?’ The reason […]
  • Building performance software rises to the challenge

    By BSEE on April 24, 2007
    How you design more sustainable, energy efficient buildings is probably the main challenge facing the global construction industry today. Throughout the world climate change and environmental issues are making front page news and with buildings accounting for 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions the pressure is on. Only recently the British Government proposed a draft Climate Change bill which aims […]
  • A realistic representation

    By BSEE on April 20, 2006
    3D data models incorporate far more information for building services design than just a pretty picture. Brendan McFarlane of Data Design System explores the benefits of Industrial Foundation Class models for building services engineers.In the early days of 3D modelling, the main benefit was to provide a more realistic visual representation than a 2D drawing, helping architects, building contractors, engineers […]
  • Keeping a cool head

    By BSEE on January 25, 2006
    We are constantly talking about the need to keep our office environments cool and the effects that overheating could have on the occupants within those environments. It is very rare however that we discuss the need to keep our computer systems cool. But when those systems are mission critical it becomes essential and we have to ensure that they remain […]