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  • Former National Infrastructure Commission Chair Lord Adonis to deliver this year’s NEC Users’ Group Annual Seminar keynote

    By Sarah on May 22, 2018
    Lord Adonis, Labour peer and former National Infrastructure Commission chair, is to deliver the keynote address at the 2018 NEC annual seminar on Wednesday, 20 June, where finding a better approach to delivering high-performing infrastructure across the UK will take centre stage. A year on from the launch of the NEC4 suite of contracts at last year’s seminar, Lord Adonis […]
  • DTL trains award-winning gas industry apprentice

    By Sarah on May 22, 2018
    An SGN apprentice trained by Develop Training Limited (DTL) has scooped the first ever Apprentice of the Year title at the prestigious Gas Industry Awards. John Brady, who trained from 2015 to 2017 on DTL’s First Call Operative apprenticeship programme, was praised by the judges for making “a significant contribution to his workplace and setting a fine example to future […]
  • Building design, standards and management need radical overhaul, says the Institution of Engineering and Technology

    By Sarah on May 21, 2018
    In response to the Grenfell fire safety review Dr Joanna Cox, the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s head of policy, has commented: “The IET was greatly saddened by the tragedy at Grenfell, and is determined to support the inquiry in identifying all the causes and issues that must be addressed. Our belief is that knee-jerk responses do not save lives and can […]
  • CIBSE supports Dame Judith Hackitt’s call for change

    By Sarah on May 21, 2018
    The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers supports Dame Judith Hackitt’s call for fundamental change in the way that we regulate the construction and operation of high rise buildings. Her Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety outlines a number of recommendations for change, and addresses many issues that CIBSE members have grappled with for years. It is unfortunate […]
  • Schneider Electric launches Water and Wastewater Leadership Forum

    By Sarah on May 18, 2018
    In April, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation, energy management and automation, launched the Water and Wastewater Leadership Forum at its Innovation Hub in Coventry. The event invited major operators, including Thames Water, Anglian Water and others, to see how advancement in technology can improve water and wastewater management and ensure the uninterrupted delivery of clean, safe and reliable water and transportation […]
  • Trend takes to the water at the Cambridge University Boathouse

    By Sarah on May 18, 2018
    Located on the River Great Ouse in Ely, the new Cambridge University Boathouse is a state-of-the-art facility that acts as a centre of excellence for rowing. It aims to use energy as efficiently as possible and maintain perfect comfort conditions for occupants and users of the facility, which is why it uses a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) from Trend. […]
  • NAPIT responds to the Hackitt Review

    By Debbie Eales on May 17, 2018
    NAPIT – The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers ­– has welcomed many elements of the thorough review conducted by Dame Judith Hackitt, after her Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety was published today (May 17). The review was ordered following the Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017, in which 71 people died after a faulty fridge […]
  • BESA backs Hackitt’s recommendation to focus on the broader system

    By Debbie Eales on May 17, 2018
    Dame Judith Hackitt was right to resist pressure for a complete ban on combustible building cladding, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)*. The Association welcomed the findings of the independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety chaired by Dame Judith in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. It said the committee had made the right call […]
  • CPA Responds to Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

    By Debbie Eales on May 17, 2018
    The Construction Products Association (CPA) has responded to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Review into Building Regulations published this morning (May 17). The review follows the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. The CPA was invited to contribute towards the Review and was asked to Chair Working Group 3: Regulations and Guidance and contribute to two further working groups – Working Sub-Group 1 & […]
  • Gira donates £5K to StreetGames for Royal Wedding

    By Sarah on May 17, 2018
    Gira, one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, donate to StreetGames Charity to help support a great cause and celebrate the upcoming royal wedding for Prince Harry & Meghan Markle. With the idea to promote international business relations and embrace the continued interaction of goods, services, resources, people, ideas and technologies across national boundaries, Gira graciously donates £5,000 to the StreetGames Charity to‘change lives, change communities and change […]