Skanska return to work scheme

How Skanksa’s ‘return to work’ scheme is helping close the skills gap

Getting back into employment after a career break can be an uphill struggle. Liza Young finds out how Skanska’s Return-to-Work scheme is encouraging diversity by recruiting from outside the construction industry

Diversity
CIBSE Journal July 2017 Grenfell Tower

What caused the Grenfell Tower disaster?

The Grenfell Tower fire should never have happened. Alex Smith looks at what must be learned to ensure residents are never put at risk again

Fire
Amsterdam Arena and Xstorage battery

Power share – battery storage leads the charge of the microgrid

Battery storage capacity is set to soar as prices tumble and renewable fuel plays an increasingly important part of the energy mix. Andrew Brister examines developments in the technology and looks at innovative applications

Power

COMMERCIAL HEATING SPECIAL

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

CASE STUDIES

Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

British Airways cancellations data centre power failure

Tiers for fears: How to ensure data centres keep companies flying

The meltdown of British Airway’s IT systems, after a power-supply failure, demonstrates how critical data centres are to business operations. Andy Pearson looks at levels of resilience and explains why cloud computing is making firms more susceptible to power cuts

data centres
Industrial fire control system.

Key issues: CIBSE Guide E Fire Safety Engineering (2017)

The latest version of CIBSE Guide E Fire Safety Engineering highlights key areas of responsibility for services engineers. MKA Fire MD and Guide E chair Martin Kealy reports

Fire