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Industry News

  • Be the star of the show at the BCIA Awards 2020

    By Sarah on October 15, 2019
    The box office event of the year is back! Entries are officially open for the 2020 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards. The distinguished ‘Oscar’ style ceremony has rightfully earned top billing in the dynamic world of building controls. What’s new for 2020? To reflect the fast-moving landscape of the industry, the BCIA is delighted to introduce the “Smart Buildings” […]
  • Too hot, too cold? Building managers can’t get it right and October is the worst

    By Sarah on October 8, 2019
    October’s +/- 8 degree temperature swings are causing havoc for building managers. Sharing workspaces and facilities is one thing, but office workers and building managers are at odds in deciding the right office temperature. October is proving a bad month so far with temperature swings of plus and minus 8 degrees, 45% of office workers have complained that it’s either […]
  • Conference to focus on ‘pivotal’ HIU performance

    By Sarah on October 8, 2019
    Heat Interface Units (HIUs) will play a pivotal role in the UK’s journey to a low carbon economy, according to industry experts. Two key parliamentary committees – Climate Change and Science and Technical – have identified the decarbonisation of heat as the country’s single biggest challenge in the transition to net zero carbon emissions and have urged wider adoption of […]
  • Top five environmental innovations to watch out for

    By Sarah on October 7, 2019
    Humanity is now more aware of its impact on the planet than ever before. The dangerous effects of climate change are well documented and, unless governments, businesses and society as a whole take drastic action in the near future, irreversible damage may be caused. Encouragingly, some businesses are taking steps to address the situation and a number of innovations have […]
  • How modular construction is helping to solve the UK housing crisis

    By Sarah on October 7, 2019
    Modular construction is the process where building components are produced in a factory, before being transported to the site for assembly. The pieces arrive already finished, minimising the amount of technical work required onsite. It is not a new concept, but in recent years the method has seen a surge of popularity, with both housebuilders and policymakers starting to realise […]
  • Ideal Commercial Boilers launches new Evomax 2

    By Sarah on October 2, 2019
    Since its launch in February 2011, Evomax has established itself as the commercial boiler of choice in the UK. Following on from this success, Ideal Commercial are very proud to announce the launch of Evomax 2. The leading UK commercial boiler has become smarter, more intelligent and more dynamic. Designed especially for UK plant rooms and manufactured in Yorkshire, Evomax […]
  • Brymec extends next day delivery service with new distribution centre

    By Sarah on October 1, 2019
    Brymec, one of the fastest growing suppliers of specialist building services products in the UK, has increased its logistics capabilities with the opening of a new distribution centre, near Stoke, Staffordshire. The new 16,500 square feet site, based close to the M6 in Staffordshire, will increase Brymec’s stock storage capacity and ability to serve the north of England and the […]
  • Czech builder-turned-entrepreneur returns to UK to launch Buildiro, the materials-procurement app for tradespeople

    By Sarah on September 30, 2019
    CEO and Founder Luke Polach who ran his own building business in the UK (between 2013 and 2017) has launched Buildiro, the world’s first mobile app for materials procurement which solves the key challenge of knowing stock availability thereby eliminating wasted time spent driving to merchants to source items. Initially launching in London, the app solves inventory issues meaning that […]
  • KNX UK Code of Conduct: Industry Best Practice

    By Sarah on September 27, 2019
    The KNX UK Association has published a Code of Conduct that ensures customers will always benefit fully from the open, flexible and scalable foundations that are KNX’s core strength. End users, developers and consultants can be assured that members of KNX UK Association have committed to compliance with the new Code as a condition of their continuing membership of the […]
  • Cool topics at BESA Conference

    By Sarah on September 24, 2019
    The BESA National Conference will feature two ‘must attend’ sessions for building engineering contractors linked to the future of cooling. The one-day conference held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London on November 21st has an overall theme of: ‘Competence, compliance and climate change – turning theory into practice’. It will consider how the building engineering industry can meet many of the […]