Author archive for Debbie Eales

  • 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 & […]
  • Carillion treated suppliers with ‘contempt’

    By Debbie Eales on May 16, 2018
    Today’s (May 16) joint report from the House of Commons Business and Works and Pensions Select Committee has highlighted Carillion’s abuse of its supply chains. They were treated with “contempt” said the report. The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group – representing the largest sector of UK construction by value – welcomed the Committee’s report. Commenting on the report, SEC Group’s […]
  • 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 […]
  • New research reveals overwhelmingly positive industry response to the impending 18th Edition

    By Debbie Eales on May 3, 2018
    With the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations due to come into force on 1 July, new research has revealed that businesses operating in the commercial and industrial sectors remain incredibly positive about the reform and the impact it may bring. According to a new poll1 conducted amongst Bureau Veritas UK customers, the large majority (93%) of those working […]
  • Levy not to blame for falling apprentice numbers

    By Debbie Eales on May 2, 2018
    Teething problems with the Apprenticeship Levy are not the main reason for disappointing apprenticeship numbers, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). A 25% fall in apprenticeship starts this year is a bitter blow to the government’s plans for creating three million new apprentices by 2020 and led to heavy criticism of the Apprenticeship Levy. The Department for Education […]
  • Facilities Show 2018: Be part of the largest global gathering of FMs

    By Debbie Eales on May 1, 2018
    The largest event in the FM calendar will commence next month. From June 19 to 21, FM professionals from around the world will descend on ExCeL London, to identify new suppliers and source the latest solutions for their project requirements. They’ll also be able to network and discuss topics at the cutting edge of FM, not to mention keep abreast […]