• New president calls on CIBSE to adapt to change

    By Sarah on May 16, 2018
    Stephen Lisk, incoming President, has made a resounding call for CIBSE to accelerate its evolution in response to a rapidly changing world. Lisk’s Presidential address focussed on the pace of change within the natural world as well as the construction sector and the regulatory climate in which it operates: it stressed the vital importance of education and expert guidance to […]
  • ECITB backs budding engineers to build industry careers

    By Sarah on May 15, 2018
    Aspiring engineers have the opportunity to apply for a place on a prestigious year-long course to help launch a career in engineering construction. Funded by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) and delivered by 11 colleges and training providers across England and Wales, the Introduction to Engineering Construction (ITEC) course equips young people with the skills, qualifications and behaviours […]
  • British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA) supports first EURIS Summit and the creation of a European Network

    By Sarah on May 15, 2018
    As part of it membership of EURIS (European Union Relationship and Industrial Strategy), the BPMA recently attended the organisation’s first summit on Brexit. Representing industrial product supply sectors, which collectively account for over 25% of the UK’s total goods imports and exports, this important event saw industry associations from across Europe come together to discuss and agree a joint UK-EU […]
  • Winners of the BCIA Awards revealed

    By Sarah on May 11, 2018
    The winners of the 2018 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards were announced at the prestigious ceremony and gala dinner on 10 May at the Hilton Metropole Birmingham. Multi award-winning Lucy Posted hosted this year’s awards which celebrated the crème de la crème of the building controls sector and recognised outstanding people, products, training and innovation. Chartwell Controls claimed the […]
  • BESA Conference will enter ‘uncharted waters’

    By Sarah on May 11, 2018
    The second annual Building Engineering Services Association Conference will shine a spotlight on much needed payment reform; the likely economic impact of Brexit; and the massive technical implications of the Grenfell review. ‘Engineering the Future’, which takes place at the Park Plaza Victoria hotel in London on November 1, will focus on how building engineering firms can win profitable work […]
  • BSRIA welcomes fair and prompt payment government announcement 

    By Sarah on May 9, 2018
    BSRIA has welcomed the recent announcement by the Cabinet Office Minister for Implementation, Oliver Dowden MP, to launch a package of “tough” new measures to “level the playing field” for smaller businesses bidding to win government contracts aka issues around fair and prompt payment in the construction supply chain. Proposals will exclude suppliers from major government procurements if they cannot demonstrate […]
  • Survey finds only three in 10 electrotechnical businesses have stringent cyber security policy ahead of GDPR

    By Sarah on May 9, 2018
    New survey findings show that less than a third of electrotechnical and engineering services businesses (29 per cent) have a stringent cyber security policy in place, according to research conducted by ECA. Despite the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being widely publicised, it appears that many organisations in the sector are not yet prepared to meet its requirements. The […]
  • CIBSE Certification approved by UKAS to certify to ISO 9001

    By Debbie Eales on May 3, 2018
    CIBSE Certification has been accredited to certify Quality Management Systems (QMS) against ISO 9001 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). ISO 9001, the international standard for Quality Management Systems, is an internationally recognised quality framework for products and services which meets both customer and regulatory requirements. This further UKAS accreditation supplements the existing accreditation to certify Energy Management Systems […]
  • Salisbury Group gets global award for Outstanding Innovation

    By Debbie Eales on May 3, 2018
    Salisbury Group, the national facilities management and maintenance company, has been named winner of the Outstanding Innovation category at the 2018 Global Business Excellence Awards. The Outstanding Innovation Award recognises the transformational improvements achieved by Salisbury Group in moving its safety and incident reporting process from paper to an app-based system. The change has reduced average incident reporting times from 15 […]
  • BSRIA & ECA staging Engaging the Circular Economy event 

    By Debbie Eales on May 3, 2018
    BSRIA is to jointly host an event with ECA – Engaging the Circular Economy. This event will showcase the potential of an innovative regenerative system that will change the way construction and building services currently operates regarding refurbishments, new build and maintenance of buildings. It will be held on Wednesday 23rd May at the Victory Services Club in London. Estimates suggest that the global population will reach close to […]