Tag : HVAC
The first part of Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s report of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has confirmed many of the allegations of failures of compliance to regulations, training and policy that emerged during the Inquiry hearings, as well as highlighting a range of particular factors that either helped accelerate the spread of fire or hindered the rescue.
BESA has welcomed some of the broad initiatives outlined in this week’s Queen’s Speech as a step towards much needed reforms for the HVAC and building services sector. However, the organisation said it was disappointed about a lack of clear commitments to ending poor payment practices in the legislative agenda for the new parliament.
A “no deal” Brexit that fails to establish clear rules for hiring skilled foreign nationals, importing components and some regulatory alignment between the EU and UK would be a disaster for the UK HVAC industry that must be avoided, a panel of political and influential industry figures has warned.
The HVAC and plumbing sectors of Britain and the Netherlands lead counterparts from several other European nations in their awareness of Building Information Modelling (BIM), a survey of 1,002 industry representatives in the EU from marketing consultancy USP has found.
Ensuring the privacy of personal data shared by wearable technologies with HVAC appliances will be a key challenge in developing more personalised smart heating and ventilation solutions, according to a recently published whitepaper by BSRIA.
Energy regulator Ofgem has outlined new approaches for smart energy initiatives that could drive innovation among heating and ventilation suppliers for cheaper, more efficient system maintenance, argues industry body BSRIA.