Object lessons – workshop on creating product objects for BIM

Ahead of the launch of a new competency scheme for manufacturers creating product data, CIBSE and the Society of Digital Engineering hosted a workshop that shone a light on the issues around creating product objects for BIM. Alex Smith reports

Smooth operator – multi-layer composite pipes

Piping made from multi-layer composite pipe is a viable alternative to copper because it offers flexibility, speed of installation and the elimination of hot works on site, says Emmeti’s James Field

Hard facts – new Icom guide to water quality

An estimated half of all commercial hot-water systems have operational problems because of limescale, says Sentinel Commercial’s Chris Shelton, who believes Icom’s new guide can rectify this