Digital engineers

Adapt and survive in these digital times

With the data revolution sweeping through the construction sector, building services firms are on the hunt for a new type of design professional. Liza Young finds out what it takes to be a digital engineer

Careers opener

Building services salary survey 2017

Salaries in the building services sector rose by a healthy 3.5% last year, according to the 2017 Hays salary survey, despite Brexit looming on the horizon. David Blackman reports on a jobs market showing strong resilience in the face of European uncertainty


Just the ticket – monitoring at The Hive

Good design, monitoring and control have ensured The Hive library in Worcester has comfortably beaten its energy targets. Afroditi-Maria Konidari and Ian P Knight, of Cardiff University, look at how proactive building management and low-energy design reaped results



Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today


Hay's salary survey; smart career choices; how to be a digital engineer

CIBSE February 2017 TUV SUD

Power of good – future of UK heat

The capacity to decarbonise the energy used to heat buildings and for transport is huge, say TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle’s David Davies and Alex Pepper

Orchard centre

The true cost of design – measuring embodied carbon at Hammerson’s Orchard Park retail development

A new database tool is helping designers assess the environmental impact of their specifications. Andrew Cooper looks at how Hammerson is trialling the tool to assess the CO2 impact of a retail park in Didcot