How industry is using Soft Landings to help close the performance gap

Soft Landings enables clients to check performance against design goals. Alex Smith looks at how it can be used beyond energy, and speaks to an engineer, contractor and architect who are embracing the initiative

Soft landings
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Using TM59 to assess overheating risk in homes

CIBSE’s new guidance to assess overheating risk in homes is timely, as UK summer temperatures soar. Liza Young finds out why TM59 is a must-read for designers

Overheating
Smoke in corridor

Preview: Smoke control, CIBSE Guide E Fire Safety Engineering

The latest version of CIBSE Guide E Fire Safety Engineering highlights the importance of smoke control in high-rise buildings. MKA Fire MD and Guide E chair Martin Kealy reports

Fire

COMMERCIAL HEATING SPECIAL

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

CASE STUDIES

Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

Andrew Swain-Smith. Credit: Simon Weir BDP building services chair

BDP’s Andrew Swain-Smith on the engineering renaissance

BDP’s chair of building services engineering Andrew Swain-Smith says he is feeling bullish about the practice’s growth prospects – and this was before news it had won a prestigious contract at the Palace of Westminster

Interview
BIM model Wharfedale Hospital

Embedding BIM into the FM solution at Wharfedale Hospital

A retrofitted BIM model can transform the way maintenance is planned and undertaken. BAM’s Phil Palmer explains how the contractor used BIM at Wharfedale Hospital in Leeds

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