CIBSE Journal June 2017 Agile working

Hive of activity – agile working design

Agile workplaces that allow staff to choose where they work are making inroads in offices. Liza Young finds out how such spaces will work alongside wellbeing principles

Health & wellbeing
CIBSE Journal June 2017 Birmingham City University

From first to last – BIM at Birmingham City University

BIM data has been used at Birmingham City University, from concept design to operation. Hoare Lea’s Sadie Adams, Sabrina Gill and Alec Mabbott explain how they extracted full value from the project data

CIBSE Journal June 2017 emergency lighting

Emergency lighting standards

Revised emergency lighting standards now include sections on emergency safety and standby lighting. Atkins’ David Mooney highlights what this means for designers



Royal Academy refurb; heat networks best practice; water treatment guide


Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

CIBSE Journal June 2017 evaporative cooling

Making the case for evaporative cooling

Evaporative cooling can save energy when used in the right climate. AEI’s James Falconer looks at the technology in Hong Kong, Las Vegas and London, and explains why the cooling method is making a comeback

CIBSE Journal June 2017 LSE Women in Engineering

Women making a landmark contribution

Exemplar projects with key roles for females help improve engineering’s gender bias. Ahead of International Women in Engineering Day, Andrew Brister talks to three women who are helping deliver a new ‘statement’ building for the London School of Economics