Features

  • Marshall-Tufflex Launches Extended Firefly Fire Clips Range

    By BSEE on August 5, 2019
    To help meet the requirements of the updated BS 7671 IET Wiring Regulations, Marshall-Tufflex has extended its range of Firefly fire clips. In the event of a fire the clips are designed to prevent cables falling and creating a hazard – providing a safer evacuation and allowing easy access for fire service crews. The Firefly range now includes clips suitable […]
  • Why evaluating the environmental impacts of product choice for hot and cold water supply in buildings will become essential

    By Sarah on August 2, 2019
    As the environmental impacts of our construction and built environments become better known, so we are seeking better and less harmful ways to build and exist on this fragile planet. By increasing our knowledge base, we can help create a more sustainable future. This is the first in a series of bulletins by the British Plastics Federation Pipes Group which […]
  • How architects accommodate temperature regulations in their building designs

    By Sarah on August 1, 2019
    Within building design, the most important question that architects have to ask themselves, is whether their project is habitable? Because, no matter how astonishing a building may appear, if it can’t meet the needs of people, which are their primary purpose than the whole structure will go to waste. When we talk about habitable, we’re talking about comfort and the […]
  • Airedale International introduces new range of R32 products

    By Sarah on July 29, 2019
    Airedale International, the British-based air conditioning solutions provider, has launched a new range of R32-optimised air conditioning products. The Azure range, which has been under development for almost two years at Airedale International’s state-of-the-art research and development facility, is the latest technological innovation from the UK manufacturer which was founded in 1974. The range has been optimised to operate at […]
  • New study reveals the most ludicrous health & safety rules in trades

    By Sarah on July 23, 2019
    A recent study by Dickies Workwear has found a top 10 list of unexpected health and safety rules. It was found that more than 61% of participants experienced a ban on shorts on a construction site, even in the sweltering heat of summer. The workwear brand, established in 1922, asked and polled their loyal social media followers for the most […]
  • Dust – a daily killer 

    By Sarah on July 17, 2019
    Louise Hosking from Hosking Associates calls for more preventative steps to be taken to protect against the dangers of dust, and offers her top 10 tips. It may be tiny, but its impact can be great. Dust is often brushed off as a mild annoyance or inconvenience and not treated with the seriousness that it requires. It affects many more […]
  • Schneider Electric launches Rethink Energy initiative

    By Sarah on July 16, 2019
    Schneider Electric UK, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has launched its ‘Rethink Energy’ initiative. A programme aimed at changing business, consumer and government attitudes to energy waste and help combat climate change.  Whilst other forms of waste such as plastics, fast fashion and food are highly visible, energy is frequently overlooked. A Schneider Electric commissioned […]
  • Zumtobel Group partners with technology innovator Casambi for wireless lighting control solutions

    By Sarah on July 4, 2019
    The Zumtobel Group, one of Europe’s leading professional lighting groups, with its core brands Thorn, Tridonic and Zumtobel, has teamed up with Casambi, a multi-award winning pioneer in wireless lighting controls based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The strategic partnership ensures an extensive new range of Thorn and Zumtobel luminaires offering seamless control to users via Casambi’s BLE software control […]
  • Can apprenticeships address the UK’s STEM skills gap?

    By Sarah on July 2, 2019
    Deemed to be a national crisis by some industry experts and costing the UK economy £1.5 billion a year according to a report published in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the shortages of workers in STEM sectors are a significant point of concern. But could improving and developing STEM apprenticeships be the solution? Apprenticeships are rocketing as a recruitment option […]
  • Grand foundations for growing community

    By Sarah on July 2, 2019
    When Airfield Farm in the rural town of Market Harborough was selected for a multi-million-pound housing and leisure development, plans were set out to invest in the surrounding infrastructure. To support the town’s rapid expansion, The Rothen Group, a national independent civil engineering and maintenance business, was chosen to undertake works to facilitate the creation of a new road bridge […]