CIBSE Announces Expanded Young Engineers Awards for 2012

The growing importance of young engineers and their role in helping the UK emerge from economic recession is to be reflected in a new awards scheme developed by CIBSE.  The CIBSE Young Engineers Awards 2012 brings together, for the first time, the CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year Award, now in its 17th year, and the Employer of the Year Award in one.

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Must-have ‘green’ Report Helps Employers Identify Growth Opportunities

An easy-to-follow guide to help businesses take advantage of opportunities in the move to low and zero carbon buildings and homes is on offer from SummitSkills.

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Polypipe Ventilation’s Installer Training Course Accepted for Competent Person Schemes

Polypipe Ventilation’s independently accredited training programme for Domestic Ventilation Installers has been recognised by Competent Person Schemes, who are eager to provide domestic ventilation installation services under the latest revision of the Building Regulations.

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Magdelan House Reaps Energy Savings with KNX

Magdelan House, an 80,000 sq feet office facility refurbished for Sefton Council, has been provided with an energy reduction of 50%.  As part of Sefton Council’s energy drive the requirement was for the operating philosophy to be changed to absence detection in the majority of the building, with movement detector override in other areas.

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Martindale Offers No Resistance In Supplying Quality Tester!

Now available from Martindale Electric is the new Metrohm E1612, a handheld and portable Earth Resistance Tester. Claimed to be exceptionally easy and simple to use, the unit is microprocessor controlled and includes advanced safety features, while its large integral LCD screen shows both test options and results.

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Smarta Technology creates “Homes Of The Future” at Severn Quay Development

Home automation specialists Smarta Technology have today successfully completed the installation of 24 futuristic smart homes at the Severn Quay development in Chepstow.

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IECEE CB testing– one test for all countries

London 2012 is not just about the Olympics; it’s also the location of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IECEE) CB scheme’s annual meeting, which will include an industry workshop organised by the UK National committee and led by testing, regulation and compliance specialist TRaC.

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Continuity Counts! Says Megger

MFT1730 TesterFor most electrical contractors, continuity testing is such a simple and basic test that it hardly counts when they’re making a decision about which test set to buy. That’s a big mistake, says Simon Wood of Megger, who explains how having the right continuity test features makes an instrument more convenient to use and saves a lot of valuable testing time.

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Taktis... Virtual Fire Safety Management

Taktis is a revolutionary new concept in Life Safety System Management. Beyond its capabilities, as a very powerful and sophisticated fire detection and alarm system that is elegantly simple to use and understand, Taktis is designed to deliver a wide range of other control and indication applications, with seamless integration to a building's management system.

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Voltis Proves Cost-effective Solution to Energy Saving

Hastings Borough Council is trialling a Voltis commercial voltage optimisation system to see it can help cut energy bills at small to medium sized council locations.

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