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CONTENTS BSEE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER BUILDING SERVICES & VOL. 30 N0. 10 Editor Tracey Rushton-Thorpe trushtonthorpe@datateam.co.uk


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IN THIS ISSUE FEATURES


Building Controls South 19 Keeping you in control We preview the upcoming Building Controls South exhibition which takes place on 26-27 October at Sandown Park.


Building Controls


27 A question of common sense BSEE talks to CambridgeHOK about their broad range of experience with building controls and how their knowledge of how to get the most out of a control system will help the drive towards energy efficiency.


Fire & Security 28 Fighting fire In 2005 fire fighter, Jeff Wornham died having become entangled in cables in the lobby of a fourteenth floor flat in Stevenage. Six years later, Richard Shaw of Ellis Patents says


there is still a chance a similar tragedy could occur. Water Heating


31 Making light work of water Iain Stringer of Bristan explains why, when specifying taps and showers for commercial premises, there are many decisions to make to ensure full consideration is taken for access, design, functionality and maintenance.


TOTAL AVERAGE NET CIRCULATION ABC 20,771 Jan-Dec 2009


ISSN 1042-310


Facilities Management 32 Planning in an uncertain economy Paul Gatland of VFA looks at the nature of facilities and why the critical requirements of operating time are generally extremely expensive to operate and maintain.


Heat Pumps


35 The hunt for sustainability Stefan Gautsch from Buderus looks at gas absorption heat pumps and how they deliver a highly efficient, renewable heating solution for commercial and industrial applications.


Energy Management


36 An opportunity too good to miss Stephen Takhar of Vacon UK talks about a straightforward and cost-effective way for businesses to make big energy savings and reductions in their carbon footprint.


REGULARS


4 Industry Comment 5 Industry News 10 Building Controls 10 Installation News 38 Product Finder 41 Recruitment 44 Buyers Guide


OCT 2011 EDITOR’S NOTE


Over the past few years the subject of building controls has increased in popularity with the growing realisation that they are an excellent way of achieving the tough energy efficiency targets which have been set out by the government.


Quite simply building controls are now seen as the way forward in reducing carbon emissions and saving energy, in addition they continue to have a dramatic effect on the building services industry with new products and applications entering the market on a daily basis which are aimed at both new build and retrofit applications.


If you are new to this type of technology or simply want to brush up on your knowledge then I have great news for you because this month you can visit the first ever building controls exhibition on 26 and 27 October at Sandown Park.


I have to say that I am really excited about Building Controls South because it is the only exhibition in the UK which is dedicated to the building controls industry and as such will provide a focussed event which showcases new product


development and technical innovation in building controls. This is just what the industry needs because not only will it provide you with access to what is new and available now, helping to resolve current needs and application challenges, but it will also give a real insight into the exciting developments and technical innovations that are currently being undertaken.


A key part of the exhibition will be the seminar programme where we have speakers from KNX, EnOcean and the Eden Project to name just a few who will be talking about the latest technology on the market and giving an insight into how you can meet some of the challenges which lay ahead.


For more information about the show turn to page 19 where we have a lot more information about the seminar programme and the exhibitors to help you plan and make the most of the day.


See you next month Tracey


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OCTOBER 2011 BUILDING SERVICES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER 3


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