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• • • CABLING & CABLE MANAGEMENT • • •


a number of key industry regulations. The guide – Creating Cable Pathways – follows recent updates to the IET Wiring Regulations, as well as the release of the Dame Judith Hackitt Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety Final Report.


New guide for updated cable regulations A


new guide that outlines the key updates


relating to cable pathways has been launched by Legrand UK & Ireland, following updates to


It has been launched to provide electrical installers with assistance and recommendations on how to best specify cable containment systems, explaining how to create a cable pathway through a building while navigating the current standards landscape. The guide provides the relevant information key stakeholders such as architects, designers, consultant and electrical contractors need to know. Mark Williams, lead marketing manager – Cable Management for Legrand UK & Ireland, says: “Legislative updates can often be a minefield for electrical professionals, but the consequences of not meeting guidelines can be significant. Our paper provides installers with everything they need to know on the updates, to ensure cable pathways are completed effectively and safely.” The short guide provides an overview including fire safety in design, management and use and the


Construction Products Regulation (CPR). It also explains the relevant changes to the BS 7671:2018 IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition, which include: • Protection against thermal effects • Locations with risk of fire due to the nature of processed or stored materials • Selection and erection of wiring systems • Wiring systems to minimise the spread of fire


Mark adds: “Safety excellence in wiring has been heightened in recent years and wiring systems must be adequately supported against their premature collapse in the event of a fire. As the built environment continues to evolve, installers must ensure they have absolute knowledge of the changes to fully equip themselves and their projects against hazards.”


In addition to the guide, Legrand has also created


a CPD – “Creating a Cable Pathway Through a Building” – which brings relevant updates together to offer guidance on how to create effective cable management pathways. The CPD, which can be delivered online, has been designed for professionals – both experienced and new to the industry - looking to upgrade their skills and refresh their knowledge.


LEGRAND pages.legrand.co.uk/cablepathways


AEI Cables clinches Sky City contract at Hong Kong airport


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EI Cables has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to supply low voltage power and fire performance cables to the prestigious Sky City project at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The supply of the cables for power, control and fire performance for the commercial and retail sector of the site starts in September and will continue until early next year. AEI Cables will work in partnership with its long-term Hong Kong


distributor Fordex Electric Company Limited for the project located at Chek Lap Kok No.3. Stuart Dover of AEI Cables, says: “The need for


cables which offer the highest levels of fire performance for an international airport of this kind cannot be underestimated with large numbers of people moving about. We are proud to be chosen to supply the cables for such an iconic world-class project.”


A major integrated commercial development, Sky


City forms a core part of the strategy to expand and transform HKIA into a major aviation hub. The complex will feature retail units, entertainment facilities, dining space, hotels and office towers across approximately 25 hectares of land at the north of the airport island. Using the very latest in technology and science, AEI Cables’ Firetec Total Fire Solutions range offers enhanced fire performance cabling, accessories and technical support from its distribution facility at Washington, Tyne and Wear. Applications for Firetec include residential and commercial buildings, shopping malls, airports and protected buildings ensuring that fire alarms, sprinkler systems, building monitoring and security systems can continue to operate in a fire. All AEI Cables’ products are supplied with approvals from independent bodies including BASEC and LPCB covering design, manufacture and supply. It also holds approvals from organisations including Lloyds, the MoD, Network Rail and LUL and works to international standards around the world.


AEI CABLES aeicables.co.uk


14 ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING • JUNE 2021 electricalengineeringmagazine.co.uk


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