Pump assemblers must step up to the mark

Mechanical and electrical consultants risk breaking the law unless they ensure packaged plant systems – and not just individual components – are CE Marked, says Gary Wilde, of the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association

Skills for the future

Digital construction and zero carbon buildings are changing how the building services industry develops its engineers, says Hywel Davies

Highlighting the line of duty on building designs

Engineers have a duty to act with reasonable skill and care, but that doesn’t necessarily mean their designs are fit for purpose under the law, says CNS Consult’s Vincent Fogarty, who summarises designers’ legal obligations

Carbon’s X factor

The mass uptake of heat pumps and widespread comfort cooling could be the consequence of lower carbon factors, says WSP’s Mark Grace

Regulations review: how much, how soon?

CIBSE believes substantial changes to Building Regulations Part L are required to achieve real and significant energy and carbon savings, says the Institution’s Julie Godefroy