In the hot seat: Interview with Dave Pearson

Large heat pump installations could change the way heat is generated in the UK and help decarbonise existing buildings in cities, says Star Renewable Energy’s David Pearson, who speaks to our journalist Andy Pearson

Jonathan Gaunt on public health engineering’s growing status

Jonathan Gaunt represents the growing number of public health engineers taking prime roles in CIBSE and the industry at large. The chair of the Society of Public Health Engineers tells Alex Smith about his vision for the sector and explains why he is keen for graduates to get experience on site

Why we need more skilled FMs

With the collapse of Carillion, attention has turned to the industry’s outsourcing practices. Liza Young speaks to facilities management consultant Jo Harris about the value of skilled maintainers to businesses

The history man: Interview with Professor Alan Short

Professor Alan Short says designers must look to the past to come up with resilient buildings that can withstand climate change. Alex Smith meets the architect who has helped revive the art of natural ventilation

BDP’s Andrew Swain-Smith on the engineering renaissance

BDP’s chair of building services engineering Andrew Swain-Smith says he is feeling bullish about the practice’s growth prospects – and this was before news it had won a prestigious contract at the Palace of Westminster

Interview with Paul Flatt – why engineers must add value

Building services consultants risk obsolescence unless they use their engineering expertise to extract value for clients, warns Hurley Palmer Flatt’s CEO, Paul Flatt. He tells Alex Smith that employee training programmes are key to creating the calibre of engineer necessary for his firm to succeed in an increasingly competitive market