Posts tagged with ‘BSRIA’

  • New Year Honour for BSRIA council member, Ant Wilson

    By Debbie Eales on January 3, 2017
    Ant Wilson, Director – Sustainability & Advanced Design – Building Engineering at AECOM, and long-standing BSRIA council member, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours’ List. Mr Wilson is recognised as one of the UK’s most influential building service engineers and works tirelessly in the promotion and advancement of Engineering and Sustainability. This includes becoming a STEMNET […]
  • OBITUARY: Reginald Brown, Head of Energy & Environment, BSRIA

    By Debbie Eales on November 24, 2016
    BSRIA has announced the passing of the Head of its Energy & Environment team, Reginald Brown, who passed away at home on Thursday after a short illness. Reginald joined BSRIA in 1989 and was Head of Energy & Environment from July 1993. He was a popular and highly regarded expert in his field which was acknowledged within BSRIA, its members, […]
  • Latest reaction to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

    By Debbie Eales on November 24, 2016
    Here’s a round-up of the reaction to Chancellor, Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement. We will be adding more responses as they come in. UK still behind on infrastructure investment – KPMG Richard Threlfall, Head of Infrastructure, Building and Construction at KPMG UK. One number matters more than any other in what the Chancellor said on infrastructure investment in the Autumn Statement: […]
  • BSRIA calls for clarity in Brexit Article 50 High Court ruling

    By Debbie Eales on November 7, 2016
    BSRIA has responded to this month’s High Court ruling that parliament alone has the power to activate Brexit – casting uncertainty on the timetable for leaving the EU. The government lost a High Court case challenging its right to trigger Article 50 without a vote in Parliament. However, Government said it would appeal at the Supreme Court and was still […]
  • BSRIA and Chelsea Football club in a league of their own

    By Debbie Eales on July 25, 2016
    BSRIA and Chelsea Football Club ‘teamed up’ when BSRIA provided an ‘Introduction to Thermography’ training day which showcased that Chelsea are experts ‘on and off the field’. Thermography is used by the football club to assist with the many buildings that they run. The one day course looked at: the principles of infrared thermography (IRT); equipment and data acquisition; applications […]
  • BSRIA comments on the UK decision to leave the EU

    By Debbie Eales on June 24, 2016
    A high level of uncertainty has been evident in the build up to the referendum which has been detrimental to our economy – but the country has given its decision to leave the EU. Julia Evans, Chief Executive, BSRIA, said: “The decision is ‘out’ and the country has voted. But we now have some very serious questions for government: how […]
  • Radical proposal to prefabricate complex junctions rather than simple components wins BSRIA competition

    By Debbie Eales on June 17, 2016
    On 20 April 2016, BSRIA and Designing Buildings Wiki launched the ‘Make Buildings Better’ competition, seeking ideas to improve the performance of buildings in use. 124 ideas were submitted, covering everything from networking groups of buildings to balance their energy use, to running buildings on algae. Most participants didn’t think we need a raft of new solutions, but instead felt […]
  • BSRIA publishes EU survey results

    By Debbie Eales on April 4, 2016
    BSRIA has published the results of its recent EU referendum member survey which has found that over half of respondents think there’ll be a negative impact if the UK leaves the EU – specifically – 53 per cent that ‘EU exit will have a negative impact on your business’ and 58 per cent that ‘exit from the EU will have a […]
  • BSRIA gives full reaction to Chancellor’s spending review

    By Debbie Eales on November 26, 2015
    In response to the Autumn Statement and Spending Review on November 25th, Julia Evans, BSRIA* Chief Executive, said: On housing: It is heartening that the Chancellor is ranking housebuilding high on a national scale, even if some of this is imprecise and difficult to quantify. The key issue is the execution of such schemes. BSRIA understands that a blueprint for […]
  • Over half of SMEs could be ‘frozen out’ of government contracts

    By Debbie Eales on November 4, 2015
    ‘More than half of small firms ‘not ready’ for introduction of BIM Level 2’ Small and medium-sized firms could find themselves unintentionally ‘frozen out’ from competing for tens of billions of pounds of central government contracts in just a matter of months, according to new survey findings from the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). The survey, carried out with leading industry partners, shows […]