Thinking outside of the box: the 2020 CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium

Covid-19 may have moved the 10th CIBSE Technical Symposium from auditorium to desktop, but the expertise and knowledge shared by more than 70 speakers, made it an enriching experience for those who tuned in. Alex Smith, Liza Young and Phil Lattimore report

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Young Engineer Awards: Meet the 2020 finalists

Alan Sugar’s show may have been cancelled this autumn because of Covid-19, but CIBSE’s first Apprentice of the Year competition is taking place as part of the virtual Young Engineer Awards. We introduce the nine finalists, plus the candidates for Graduate of the Year

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Safety with numbers: using data to make workplaces Covid-secure

Data monitoring can help identify poorly ventilated office spaces at risk from Covid-19, as well as highlight poorly performing HVAC systems during lockdowns, says Carbon Intelligence’s Khasha Mohammadian

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CIBSE roundtable

Delivering smarter homes using offsite building methods

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Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

CIBSE’s guidance on ventilation during Covid-19

Guidance published by CIBSE last month has advice for ventilation and air conditioning systems in the UK amid the ongoing pandemic. Alex Smith summarises guidance aimed at mechanical systems and shares advice from Cushman & Wakefield on operating chillers

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Safe return: making school air conditioning Covid-secure

As children across the UK return to the classroom, schools have had to devise Covid-secure services strategies to safeguard pupils and staff. Chris Baker details the plan for safe air conditioning at Parrs Wood High School

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