Safety routes: assuring competence under the building safety regime

To comply with the Building Safety Act, engineers will have to prove their competence and assure the safety of buildings they design, construct and operate. CABE’s Richard Harral and CIBSE’s Hywel Davies discuss key challenges for industry professionals

Global attraction: delivering net zero in the desert climate

The UAE has a fast-paced, dynamic working environment, with some of the most ambitious building projects on Earth. Alex Smith speaks to regional chair Farah Naz FCIBSE about how CIBSE UAE Region is helping to deliver net zero projects in the desert climate

Assuring the technical performance of heat networks

To improve the efficiency and resilience of heat networks, a technical assurance scheme is being developed by government and industry to support a new regulatory framework overseen by Ofgem. Phil Jones FCIBSE, Gareth Jones, Freddie Valletta MCIBSE and Lucy Sherburn reveal how compliance will work

Case study: Dubai’s award-winning Museum of the Future

Building information modelling and parametric modelling were key to the design and construction of the Museum of the Future, in Dubai, which won a design award for its unique façade. Andy Pearson reports on how the use of technology made the building possible

Heat in a box: the local route to green hydrogen

Producing hydrogen using local renewables and innovative storage could see carbon-neutral hydrogen soon being used to heat buildings, according to Baxi and H2GO, who are behind a government trial of the concept. Alex Smith reports