The Urban Sciences Building – a hard working building
Mark Dowson, Buro Happold shares why Newcastle University is known for its pioneering spirit
Bringing buildings back into use, safely
Toby Hunt from Guardian Water Treatment explains the potential problems posed by dormant water systems and how to safely bring a site out of mothballing.
While pollution levels in our air are a major cause for concern, Mitsubishi Electric Product Manager Hern Yau explains why we need to be cautious about assuming indoor air is always better.
When refurbishing a fully functional building you are guaranteed a host of unexpected challenges. Steve McGregor advises that the key is in the planning – and application of technology.
Making an economic splash with CHP
In buildings with high, constant demand for heat, combined heat and power is proving an economic tool to long-term savings. Mark Gibbons looks into the technology.
With 67 elegant rooms and suites as well as a spa and gym, the luxury 5-star Italian Baglioni Hotel is a welcome retreat in Kensington.
The importance of supplying ‘fit-for-purpose’ products for building services applications and especially for hot and cold water systems that can affect public health has never been greater. By David Keys.
Richard Gordon explains why upgrading fans is a cost-effective approach to saving energy in existing buildings.
Commercial property expert Jackie Cocking considers how the use of office space and the working environment is changing.
Out with the old, in with the new
Andy Green outlines the key factors of installing a new heating system, regardless of a building’s age.
The great British heating refurb
As environmental legislation continues to tighten, a continued focus on improving the energy performance of UK buildings is essential if the nation is to achieve its new goals. One practical opportunity for improved efficiency lies with the boilers, says Paul Arnold
Gemma Kilburn explains why the replacement of an ageing water heater is an easy way to improve your sustainability.
Paul Collins highlights the importance of proactive maintenance for saving energy and running costs.
Dave Cooper looks at the heavy load of documentation, legal obligations and standards to be reached at the varying stages in the life cycle of a lift and shares his experiences in the field of lift maintenance.
Space is now at a premium in urban areas, and we’re seeing more and more buildings being constructed upwards resulting in people having to live in closer proximity to one another.
Impact of labour shortages worsen for engineering services
The latest engineering services industry survey, backed by leading trade bodies ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF, shows the growing impact rising labour shortages are having on business owners in the sector. This is having a clear knock-on effect on their business performance.
Viessmann Group announces record EUR 4 billion revenue and 19% growth
The Viessmann Group continued to grow in 2022, increasing its total revenue to EUR 4 billion, an increase of 19% over 2021’s turnover of EUR 3.4 billion. In its 105th anniversary year, the family company grew from 13,000 to 14,500 employees.