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NHS call centre benefitting from high energy-efficient heat recovery ventilator

A new NHS 24 call centre in Scotland is benefitting from improved energy efficiency after receiving heat recovery ventilator units from specialists S&P.
condensation in homes

Why condensation in homes is a real and present danger

Condensation in homes can cause a number of serious problems for homeowners - and it is not enough to ask people to change their lifestyle. Paul Williams, product manager at Domus Ventilation, argues a more long-term approach is needed.
natural building ventilation

How can natural building ventilation provide a smart way to breathe...

From promises of air purifiers for schools to discussions around removing the lower halves of doors to improve air circulation, indoor air quality (IAQ) continues to be a hot topic. Erik Boyter, CEO of WindowMaster explains to PBC Today the importance of natural ventilation to quality of life.
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Tilbury Douglas completes construction of new-build secondary school

Tilbury Douglas has completed the construction of a new-build secondary school - Saddleworth High School - in Diggle, Oldham.
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BEAMA launches updated Ventilation White Paper

BEAMA has launched its updated 2022 Ventilation White Paper, ahead of the new Building Regulations on Ventilation coming into effect later this year, and the government’s wider Covid-19 and net-zero strategy.
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Education unions voice concerns over indoor air quality in schools

In a joint statement, six trade unions have urged the government to fund schools in tackling the ongoing indoor air quality (IAQ) crisis in school buildings.

New measures to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) welcomed by BESA

New measures to improve ventilation, indoor air quality (IAQ), and tackle overheating as part of revisions to the Building Regulations are welcomed by BESA.
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BESA encourages households to improve indoor air quality this Christmas

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched a campaign to encourage people to improve indoor air quality in their homes over Christmas.
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Government advisor calls for improved building ventilation

Professor Cath Noakes, a government scientific advisor, has called for improved building ventilation and professional accreditation for contractors.
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Caddick to deliver carbon neutral healthcare hub in Carlisle

Caddick Construction has been appointed by United Healthcare Developments to design and deliver a new healthcare hub on Locke Road, Eastern Way in Carlisle.
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BESA guidance aims to improve indoor air quality post-Covid

In light of Covid restrictions being lifted across England, the BESA has produced a guide to good practice: Indoor Air Quality for Health & Well-Being, which is designed to help building owners, managers and engineers interpret indoor air quality (IAQ) data.
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HS2 begins excavation for ‘barn design’ tunnel vent shaft

Engineers working on HS2 have now begun excavating the first of five shafts that will provide ventilation and emergency access to the ten-mile tunnels under the Chiltern hills.
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Mechanical ventilation’s role in improving indoor air quality

With concerns over indoor virus transmission and the health impacts of air pollution, as well as condensation, mould and overheating, ventilation has become a key concern in our buildings. Paul Williams of Domus Ventilation looks at how to improve indoor air quality.
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Improved ventilation essential for safer buildings and public spaces, says NEPC

The Covid-19 crisis has revealed flaws in the way in which we design, manage and operate buildings, according to the report published by the Royal Academy of Engineering and its partners in the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC).
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HS2 begins hunt for contractor to build Interchange Station

HS2 has launched the search for a construction contractor to build its Interchange Station, bidders are asked to put themselves forward for the £370m contract.
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How should we engineer a safe return to offices?

As people start to return to offices, George Adams, director of energy and engineering at Spie UK, looks at how technology can help make ensure buildings are safe, healthy and more sustainable places to be now and in the long term.
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Vital Energi secures £7.3m mechanical West End Gate contract

Vital Energi has won the combined £7.3m mechanical infrastructure and mechanical fit-out package for Berkeley Homes’ West End Gate development.
Mechanical ventilation, ventilation systems

‘Mechanical ventilation cuts Covid risk by half’ compared to open windows

According to ventilation specialists, S&P UK, building ventilation systems reduce the spread of airborne diseases by half compared to natural ventilation for schools, offices, and hospitality venues
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Glazing improves centre of excellence for special educational needs

A centre of excellence for special educational needs has opened in Chester’s Abbey Square, which required Selectaglaze secondary glazing for part of the transformation and conversion of Grade II* Listed Georgian buildings.
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Construction underway on Birmingham’s first smart building

Construction work for Birmingham’s first smart-enabled building, Enterprise Wharf, is now underway at the Innovation Birmingham Campus.
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Ella’s law: Calls to tackle dangerous levels of air pollution

Levels of air pollution inside buildings must be part of the new air quality laws proposed in a landmark coroner’s report, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).
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Homeworking and condensation: Adapting to the “new normal”

The Property Care Association is advising people to consider making changes in spring and summer to their properties as many adapt to remote working for the long-term. James Berry, PCA technical manager, explains why.
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The future of facility management is augmented reality

One in five facilities managers use augmented reality today with over 70% expected to use it in the next two years. Gailia Rosen Schwarz, VP of business development at Resonai, discusses a new report asking FM professionals how the technology is helping them to do their jobs better, faster and more easily.
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CSIC to deliver Passivhaus in Practice programme for Scottish workers

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has launched a new initiative to train construction sector professionals in Passivhaus standards.
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Morgan Sindall and Muse complete £48m Slough development

Morgan Sindall has completed a major series of schemes worth £48m for Slough Urban Renewal including a double-decker hotel, six-weeks ahead of schedule.
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WHO campaigner supports BESA’s beginner’s guide to indoor air quality

A new beginners guide to improving indoor air quality (IAQ) has gained the support of one of the UK’s most prominent health campaigners.