• Armitage Shanks Enhances DOC M Offering To Better Support Sight Loss And Dementia Sufferers

    By BSEE on July 3, 2019
    Armitage Shanks, the renowned commercial washroom solutions provider, has enhanced its industry-leading DOC M package alongside new research around sight loss and dementia. For the last few decades, Armitage Shanks has worked closely with occupational therapists to create the most inclusive solutions which guarantee compliance in commercial and residential care sector washrooms. Now, the manufacturer has adapted its DOC M […]
  • Breathing clean air is a basic human right

    By BSEE on June 27, 2019
    New data shows why British Safety Council is calling for urgent action to protect outdoor workers from air pollution On the eve of Clean Air Day, the British Safety Council calls on employers of outdoor workers to join its Time to Breathe campaign. Initial exposure data from Canairy, the charity’s new mobile app, shows workers breathing air that regularly exceeds levels […]
  • Historic city centrepiece refurbished with the help of Kingspan

    By BSEE on June 21, 2019
    Kingspan’s pipe and ductwork products have been installed on the Grade II-listed Hanover at NOMA in Manchester to provide space-saving insulation which enhances the performance of its building services. Hanover comprises a former Edwardian drapery warehouse and office block, linked by an atrium. The development team at NOMA wanted to ensure the regeneration of the eight-storey structure preserved its heritage […]
  • The Urban Land Institute launches paper on how technology is changing cities and development

    By Sarah on June 21, 2019
    The Urban Land Institute, leaders of creating sustainable communities, has launched an Urban Technology Framework to help cities advance into the next generation. The organisation has identified 12 current trends that will shape metropolitan hubs. This in turn, will help developers and architects who are responsible for delivering future cities. Key tech trends include 3D printing transforming the way we […]
  • Engineering Construction industry levy set to rise to meet demand for training

    By Sarah on May 24, 2019
    A new strategy to help steer engineering construction companies through a critical time for the industry has been launched by government skills body, the ECITB. The strategy identifies the need to replace an ageing workforce and harness technological change as critical challenges for the engineering construction industry up to 2022 and beyond. Over the three-year life of the strategy, £600bn-worth […]
  • Covering all verticals

    By Sarah on April 1, 2019
    Distech Controls has created individual market-specific brochures to make selecting building control solutions as easy as possible for architects, system integrators and end users. Distech Controls, an innovation leader connecting people with intelligent building solutions, has developed a number of easy-to-understand brochures that will help those looking to use its products in different market segments. The new booklets have been […]
  • Distech Controls launches Bluetooth enabled ecosystem

    By Sarah on April 1, 2019
    The new ECLYPSE Sky Ecosystem takes technology to the next level to the benefit of the building and its occupants.       Distech Controls, an innovation leader connecting people with intelligent building solutions, today launched ECLYPSE Sky Ecosystem, a new technology solution for improving occupant comfort in offices and hospitality spaces as well as healthcare and educational buildings. By utilising […]
  • Take control of emissions on site: Casella Guardian2 with VOC monitoring  

    By Sarah on February 18, 2019
    Land pollution can be a major problem in the UK. Heavy industrial production was once a driving force for our nation’s economy and now many sites pose a major hazard for new construction operations1. In 2005, the Environment Agency estimated that up to 325,000 sites might be polluted because of former uses2 – a huge clean-up conundrum. The remediation of contaminated land […]
  • Explaining the Urban Heat Island Effect: How to Design Heat out of Homes in Urban Areas

    By ZehnderUK on February 4, 2019
    What is the UHI effect, what causes it and why does it matter? And what solutions are available to mitigate the issue? The world is heating up and temperatures are rising globally. With this comes a resulting increase in building temperatures, particularly in urban areas. It seems obvious that in heavily populated towns and cities, buildings will be closer together […]
  • The unforeseen results of the drive for energy efficiency in buildings

    By ZehnderUK on December 12, 2018
    Building design and the renovation of the current housing stock should be holistic; considering elements such as energy efficiency, indoor air quality, ventilation, lighting and acoustics, etc. The health, comfort and wellbeing of residents should be at the heart of good building and infrastructure planning. Jim Shannon MP- Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings   Anyone reading the White […]