Industry News

  • Dormakaba demonstrates security credentials at IFSEC International 

    By Sarah on July 30, 2019
    Leading security and access solutions provider Dormakaba attended Europe’s leading integrated security event – IFSEC International, which took place at the ExCel in London from the 18th – 20th June. Dormakaba was showcasing its new patented key system, Kaba 20, and its EXIVO system. Visitors to the stand were also be able to witness products within the company’s padlock range […]
  • ECA issues five-point plan for new government

    By Sarah on July 29, 2019
    Engineering services body welcomes new PM Boris Johnson with plan for industry. A five-point plan for the new Government to improve the UK’s built environment has been set out by leading engineering services body ECA. The proposals include reforming cash retentions, reducing false self-employment, and preventing the use of unskilled labour. ECA CEO Steve Bratt commented: “If the new Government is […]
  • 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 […]
  • New Wiki site is set to make BIM mainstream

    By Sarah on July 23, 2019
    PCSG and Designing Buildings has launched BIM Wiki, a free, open access knowledge sharing platform for building information modelling. The site launches with more than 150 articles already written, covering everything from employer’s information requirements to parametric modelling, and including a detailed step-by-step guide to BIM Level 2. Its creators are calling on the industry to help develop the site […]
  • Transoft Solutions Completes Acquisition of UK-Based Keysoft Solutions

    By Sarah on July 22, 2019
    Transoft Solutions Inc., a global leader in transportation engineering design and analysis software, has just announced the completion of its acquisition of Keysoft Solutions Ltd. Keysoft Solutions, developers of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for traffic management and landscape planning and design, has been a close partner and reseller of Transoft Solutions products in the UK since 2005. Keysoft Solutions […]
  • Cruising to 30 years in construction PR

    By Sarah on July 18, 2019
    Clare PR was delighted to welcome the great and the good of the construction sector, along with the industry’s trade media for a boat trip down the Thames recently to celebrate 30 years in business. Owner, Clare Ward said: “Ever since I established Clare PR in 1989, we’ve specialised in PR campaigns for built-environment related clients, and over the years […]
  • 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 […]
  • New BESA President calls for social justice

    By Sarah on July 10, 2019
    John Norfolk has been elected to serve as President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2019/20. He was confirmed in his role at last week’s annual general meeting and takes over from Tim Hopkinson of E Poppleton & Son, who served for two years. Mr Norfolk is senior project manager at Imtech Engineering Services. He was chair of […]
  • Mikrofill by the Sea Life

    By Sarah on July 8, 2019
    Designed by Sir Norman Foster, The National Sea Life Centre is an aquarium with over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life in Brindley Place, Birmingham. Its ocean tank has a capacity of 1,000,000 litres of water and houses giant green sea turtles, blacktip reef sharks and tropical fish. It also boasts the only fully transparent 360-degree underwater tunnel in […]
  • 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 […]