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Swain‐Smith becomes Chair of Building Services Engineering Andrew Swain-Smith has

been appointed Chair of the Building Services Engineering profession and Environmental Design Group at BDP. The group comprises building services engineers, electrical engineers, lighting designers, acousticians, sustainability consultants, building physicists and digital (BIM) engineers, and is based in BDP’s London, Manchester and Dublin studios. Swain-Smith takes over from Bob Spittle who retires this month.

BESA appoints new head of Wales

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Cat Griffith- Williams as head of Wales, following the retirement of Andrew Marchant. She joins from the

communications agency Grayling, where she was responsible for its overall strategy in Wales. Prior to that she was Deputy Director and Head of External Affairs at the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales.

Rudridge employee celebrates 10 years of service An employee at Rudridge

in Gravesend has celebrated 10 years’ service at the business. Alan Ridgewell, who joined the civil engineering and groundworks specialist as a lorry driver in 2007, was presented with the company’s long service award by Gravesend Branch, Manager Craig Lyons.

Ideal Commercial makes two central appointments Ideal Commercial has

appointed two new Business Development Managers for the Midlands area. Mandy Webb, BDM West Midlands, has spent over two decades in the industry. She previously worked for Andrews Water Heaters and IMI Hydronic Engineering. Sharon Cox, BDM East Midlands, joins the business having spent time at Georg Fischer and Panks Engineers in sales roles. They replace Chris Dobbins and Russell Holden who both look to retire.


he Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is encouraging building services

professionals to improve their knowledge of building controls by enrolling on its suite of training courses. The six modules are designed for facilities managers, installation engineers and technicians who are responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of building control technologies and systems for ventilation and air conditioning.

The courses are suitable for individuals starting out in their career, as well as those wanting to know how to get the most out of controls and experienced engineers who need to keep up to date with the latest technologies. Taking place at training centres in Peterborough, Edenbridge and Rotherham, the six courses are delivered by industry experts and are designed to provide a thorough knowledge and understanding of the

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terminology, technologies and systems used in the building controls industry. Malcolm Anson, President of the BCIA says: “With new technologies being introduced all the time, it is important to keep up to date and not get left behind. The BCIA training courses offer the ideal way to stay ahead of the game.” Each course builds on the knowledge gained in previous modules and is CPD accredited by CIBSE. On completion of BC1 – BC3 delegates will be awarded with a Technical Certificate in Building Controls and on completion of BC1 – BC6 an Advanced Technical Certificate will be awarded.

Malcolm adds: “The BCIA has been offering training for over 20 years now. The training programme is highly regarded throughout the construction industry, with more and more specifiers asking for individuals to prove their competence. “We are urging building services professionals to take advantage of the BCIA training programme to not only increase their

knowledge but also to raise the profile of the building controls industry.”

For further information on full course content and the available dates visit the BCIA website. T CIPHE publishes Safe Water Guide

he Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has announced publication of the Safe Water Guide: Scald Prevention and Legionella.

Developed to provide guidance to those responsible for the design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of plumbing systems, the guide covers the

requirements necessary for providing ’safe water’ by minimising Legionella, preventing scalding and understanding the associated duty of care. Dedicated to the memory of Jim Walley, the guide has been published by the Institute’s Safe Water Group and produced by Tony Malkin, Stan Tildsley and Jim Walley himself, with additional information from David Harper.

Kevin Wellman, CEO said: “We are indebted to all the contributors who have provided this important insight into the dangers and hazards often caused by bad plumbing or insufficient maintenance of plumbing systems.”

Priced, inclusive of UK p&p at £20 for members and £35 for non-members, the new guide can be ordered calling 01708 472791 or emailing

Pioneering role for Toshiba in offsite modular construction project


oshiba air conditioning systems are being installed offsite in modular construction units in China for shipping to the UK for assembly into prestigious new hotels.

The manufacturer is working with modular offsite specialist CIMC on the projects for two major UK and international hotel chains. The first hotels to be constructed by this method are located in London, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

The air conditioning consists of Toshiba SHRM-i heat recovery VRF systems and ducted fan coil systems, equipped with Toshiba’s award-winning refrigerant leak detection and management system, plus a full intelligent controls package. The indoor elements of the air conditioning system, including pipework and terminal units, are installed in the building modules in China. The pre-fabricated units are then shipped to the UK, delivered to site and assembled into complete hotel buildings. Outdoor units are then installed onsite, connected up and the systems commissioned.

Toshiba’s Andrew Gill, who headed up the project for the manufacturer, said: “The


uToshiba worked with modular offsite specialist CIMC on the project for two major UK and international hotel chains.

projects are unusual on a number of levels, not least in the amount of customs, legal, warranty and technical liaison required.” David Dunn, General Manager and Director of Toshiba Air Conditioning and CIAT Ozonair, said: “Toshiba was delighted to be chosen as a key partner for the project. Having proven the approach works, we are looking with our partners at a number of exciting applications for the future.”

E ngineering,

environmental and design consultancy, Sweco, has been appointed by Black & Veatch to design, commission and guarantee the DEMON (DE-amMONification) process at a sludge treatment facility on Yorkshire Water’s Knostrop sewage treatment works, on the outskirts of Leeds.

The project, which will see Sweco utilise expertise developed in the Netherlands, will be the largest overall capacity DEMON project in the UK. Knostrop waste water treatment works has been treating sewage from domestic properties and industry for almost 100 years.

The Yorkshire Water facility is undergoing a £multi-million revamp, led by the utility company’s design and build partner Black & Veatch, to make the treatment of sludge on the site more efficient and effective. Sweco, the exclusive UK licensee for the DEMON process, will be designing, commissioning and guaranteeing the liquor treatment process at the facility.

The installation by Black & Veatch is expected to be completed in March 2018. Process commissioning of the plant, which will also be co-ordinated by Sweco, is expected to commence in February 2018, before handover of the plant to Yorkshire Water in November 2018.


Multi‐million pound retail scheme gets underway in Sheffield


hittam Cox Architects are seeing their hard work reach fruition as construction of a £multi-million retail park begins a few miles

from their headquarters.

They were chosen by St James Securities on the back of their retail expertise and commercial awareness to help develop St James Retail Park serving southern Sheffield. The eight-acre site of the former Norton College is being redeveloped to create 130,000sq ft of prime edge-of-town retail space for national retail chains including Aldi, Marks and Spencer, TK Maxx and Next.

Construction is beginning with a view to the first retail units opening for trade by Spring 2018.

Andrew Dabbs, Design Director at Whittam Cox Architects, formerly WCEC Architects, said: “Having developed this scheme from its original concept, we are delighted to see this exciting project break ground.

“The entire project team have worked incredibly hard to ensure the quality that was set out in the original vision has been maintained in the detailed design and we will ensure this focus continues throughout the delivery stages.”

Sweco to design and

commission DEMON process at sludge treatment facility

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