BIM workshop

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…

November 2018 BIM
biomass St Andrew's University

Chipping away at the data – optimising biomass plant at St Andrews University

A biomass district heating scheme is key to the University of St Andrews’ goal of being energy carbon neutral. Vital Energi’s David Wilkinson says operational…

November 2018 Heating
CIBSE Journal November 2018 magnetic filtration corrosion

Magnetic attraction – maintaining system performance with magnetic filtration

Helping to minimise the destructive impact of corrosion on heating systems will improve plant durability and efficiency. Adey’s Keith Thompson looks at the role magnetic…

November 2018 Pipework
F-gas flammable sign

Sounding the alarm – flammable refrigerant gas safety concerns

Air conditioning and refrigeration firms are becoming increasingly worried about the amount of flammable refrigerant gas being used by engineers without suitable training, writes Ewen…

November 2018 Cooling
CIBSE Journal October 2018 Smoke control Roundtable

Roundtable – key issues around smoke control regulation after Grenfell

Fire safety issues flagged by Dame Judith Hackitt after Grenfell were tackled by smoke control experts at a recent roundtable sponsored by Colt. Liza Young…

September 2018 Fire

Fit for purpose – how best to keep cool in exercise spaces

Current design guidance for fitness spaces is not always optimised for comfort, according to Max Fordham’s Henry Pelly, who says people exercising keep cool more…

September 2018 Cooling
CIBSE Journal October 2018 acoustic drainage

Acoustic session – eliminating drainage noise

Without appropriate acoustic drainage people living in close proximity can be disturbed by unwanted noise from neighbours, says Rehau’s Franz Huelle

September 2018 Pipework
CIBSE Journal October 2018 Emmeti MLCP pipework

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…

September 2018 Pipework
CIBSE Journal October 2018 Blocked pipe Icom guide

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…

September 2018 Pipework
CIBSE Journal September 2018 Proline MVHR Salford Quays

Cool city living – tackling overheating risk in a glazed Salford tower

When excessive glazing caused a high-rise tower block in the centre of Manchester to overheat, contractor Proline developed a solution that plugged into a district…

August 2018 Cooling
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