NHS Scotland IES modelling

Model patient – tackling overheating at NHS Scotland

Using realistic input data and local climate projections enabled Health Facilities Scotland to find solutions to tackle overheating in its buildings. Liza Young finds out how they did it


Vital signs of success – North West Ambulance Service’s energy performance contract with Imtech

An energy-performance contract between North West Ambulance Service and Imtech is exceeding expectations. Tony Cookson, energy manager at Imtech, explains how

Spanish City

How BIM helped restore the Spanish City pleasure palace in Whitley Bay

Restoring the Spanish City pleasure palace in Whitley Bay meant installing many services in the Grade II listed building for the first time. Mott MacDonald’s David Ridley explains how cloud-based BIM helped real-time collaboration to preserve the heritage of the building



Digital Built Britain; cloud-based BIM at London's Royal Wharf; BIM guides on security and health and safety; and a BIM manager shares his experiences


Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

Buro Happold Urban Sciences Centre

How BuroHappold put performance into engineering to win a CIBSE award

BuroHappold won two categories at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards, and was shortlisted for a third. Alex Smith visits the company that measures success in terms of optimum building performance


Site test – testing heat networks before handover

Acceptance testing allows developers to see if heat networks are working before handover. The tool is being used across 20 developments, says FairHeat’s Gareth Jones, enabling issues that could lead to poor operation to be identified

Heat network