Posts tagged with ‘CIBSE’

  • Construction workers six times more likely to die from suicide than falls

    By Debbie Eales on August 12, 2016
    Suicide kills six times as many construction workers as falling from heights, according to mental health volunteers. Samaritans – the mental health charity – told a recent seminar that more attention must be paid to depression and stress in the construction industry. The seminar – which was hosted and organised by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), the Electrical Contractors’ […]
  • Understanding the new Low Voltage Directive

    By Debbie Eales on August 3, 2016
    A new European Directive will provide greater protection for users of electrical equipment across a wide range of consumer and professional products, including power supply units and components such as fuses. The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU came into force on 20 April 2016, replacing Directive 2006/95/EC. It provides detailed and in-depth guidance around the placing of electrical equipment within […]
  • Award winner plans airport emissions research

    By Debbie Eales on July 29, 2016
    Elie El Choufani has been awarded the 2016 Ken Dale Travel Bursary by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), for his plan to research airport carbon emissions. The Dubai-based engineer won the award for his proposal to research airport design in different environments around the world, to identify opportunities and new approaches to energy efficiency at airports that […]
  • CIBSE appoints expert to lead BIM initiatives

    By Debbie Eales on June 16, 2016
    BIM and Digital expert Carl Collins has been appointed by CIBSE to lead a range of initiatives planned for imminent launch to members and the Building Services supply chain. The appointment reinforces CIBSE’s leadership and role in developing BIM tools for the MEP sector and for the operation and performance of built assets, seeking to spread the benefits of a […]
  • Report finds ‘human factor’ important in LED use

    By Debbie Eales on May 18, 2016
    A report into the human responses to LED lighting solutions has concluded that the human reaction to light sources should be a primary factor in deciding to deploy them, not just efficiency or cost. Commissioned by the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL), part of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), and produced by Public Health England, the […]
  • Liverpool win the double at Building Performance Awards

    By Debbie Eales on March 1, 2016
    Waterman Building Services, the company behind Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre, scooped two prizes, including the coveted Building Performance Champion Award, at the 2016 CIBSE Building Performance Awards, organised by Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. As well as taking home the top prize, the team were also victorious in the new Project of the Year – Leisure category, which recognises high […]
  • Industry responds to Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd’s speech on a new direction for UK energy policy

    By Debbie Eales on November 19, 2015
    The Energy Secretary Amber Rudd MP announced sweeping changes to the UK’s energy policy on November 18th (, phasing out ‘dirty’ coal-fired power stations by 2025 in favour of a fleet of new gas and nuclear facilities. But the plans to reduce carbon emissions through greener generation made little mention of reducing the demand for power through greater energy efficiency. […]
  • ICOM Winter Conference seeks to clarify energy legislation

    By Debbie Eales on November 18, 2015
    The Industrial and Commercial Energy Association (ICOM) held its third Winter Conference at the end of October, with speakers from the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), the European Heating Industry (EHI), the National Measurement and Regulations Office (NMRO), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and British Gas. Opening the proceedings, ICOM Chairman Andy Parker noted that […]
  • 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 […]
  • CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2016 shortlist announced

    By Debbie Eales on November 4, 2015
    The shortlist for the 13 categories of the 2016 Building Performance Awards was revealed at the first day of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineer’s Conference and Exhibition. A special reception, held during the Conference at the QE II Conference Centre in London, saw the judging panel announce those shortlisted for awards, based on the best set of entries […]