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BSEE NEWS


avid Frise has been appointed as the new CEO of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). He has been combining the roles of Head of Sustainability at BESA and Chief Executive of the construction fit-out body FIS for seven years. He takes over as CEO of BESA with immediate effect, but will also continue in his role at the FIS for a short period to help manage the transition to his successor.


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A former nuclear submariner, he left the Royal Navy to become Managing Director of a building engineering services contractor, which he described as a “logical step”. “Submarines and buildings might


look like two different worlds, but in the end it’s all plumbing!” he said. “That doesn’t mean any of it is easy, but the basic engineering principles are the same and good quality building services firms – like BESA members – have a lot in common with the nuclear industry. “We may not have the same profile, but should give ourselves a bit more credit. It will be part of my mission to impress on anyone who will listen that building engineering has a vital social and economic role to play by helping to deliver a top quality built environment.”


Frise is a frequent speaker on topics including energy efficiency, system integration, government policy and


BESA appoints David Frise as new Chief Execuve


the ‘performance gap’ in buildings. “We are delighted to have secured David’s services,” said BESA President Tim Hopkinson. “He is a well-known and respected industry figure, who brings enormous experience to the role. He also brings vital continuity, as an existing senior member of staff and former MD of a member company, along with a fresh perspective thanks to his time leading the FIS.”


Mr Frise said his key priorities would include training and stepping up the Association’s already substantial role as a leading provider of technical standards guidance.


www.theBESA.com BCIA welcomes Jon Belfield as President


Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), stepping up from his position of Vice President and succeeding Malcolm Anson. Belfield is Managing Director of InTandem Systems Ltd, a controls installation specialist. With extensive experience in the building controls sector, Belfield is a Fellow of CIBSE and a Chartered Engineer.


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In his new role, he will focus on the importance of continuous professional development and encouraging the next


on Belfield has been appointed the new President of the


generation to join the building controls sector – as per the Year of Engineering initiative. The 2018 Year of


Engineering government campaign aims to inspire the next generation of engineers while bridging the skills gap in the industry.


Belfield said: “I am keen to share and promote my vision for the benefit of members and the wider public alike. By working in close


partnership with the Year of Engineering, we can reshape the future of the building controls industry and bring more young talent into our sector.


“I would like to sincerely thank Malcolm Anson for his


Comedian Alastair McGowan to entertain at ECA Awards


uDavid Frise, BESA CEO.


Parsons in new product management role


Baxi Heating as Head of Product management, UK and Ireland.


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dedication, success and outstanding work over the past three years. I will continue to strengthen and steer the Association going forwards.” uTurn to Jon Belfield’s Building Controls column on p35.


Philips a ‘leading Influencer’ for IoT in lighng


uElectrifying: Alastair McGowan will be bringing his own brand of humour to this year’s ECA Awards.


opular comedian and TV personality Alastair McGowan is to perform at this year’s ECA Industry Awards Dinner on June 8th. McGowan is perhaps best known for his hit BBC show ‘The Big Impression’, which won a BATFA in 2003, and previously for his voice-overs on ITV’s ‘Spitting Image’. He is also an active supporter of renewable energy.


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Attendees will also enjoy a range of other entertainment hosted by Alan Dedicoat – the famous ‘voice of the National Lottery’.


The ECA Industry Awards


Dinner, supported by headline sponsors Ledvance and Electrium, takes place at the Hilton Bankside in London.


ECA Director of Member Services and awards adjudicator Helen Atkinson said: “There are still some tickets available for the event, and I would suggest booking your place early for what will be one of the highlights of the industry calendar.” The awards recognise excellence in 12 categories and are organised by the Electrical


Contractors’ Association. www.ecaawards.co.uk


IoT in Lighting report which ranks Philips Lighting as the leading Influencer for Internet of Things (IoT) lighting for the commercial building market. The report assesses 15 lighting suppliers based on nine criteria: vision, go-to- market strategy, partners, technology, geographic reach, sales & marketing, solution performance, solution portfolio, and staying power. The market researcher forecasts this market to grow strongly, to USD 5.5bn globally by 2027, from just over USD 800m in 2018, driven by advancements in technology and customer demand for increased data and building insight. Philips Lighting was rated highly across all criteria for its end-to-end IoT lighting. The report says: "Philips Lighting is on the forefront of new technology developments for IoT lighting solutions, which provides the company a strong staying power within this market."


N 6 BUILDING SERVICES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER APRIL 2018


avigant Research has issued its Leaderboard:


Previously Head of Product management for Baxi Heating’s Commercial brands, he said: “There are some massive changes afoot for the UK heating market, and by joining forces we will be in a great place to take advantage.


“The legislative landscape is shifting, with the


decarbonisation of heat and also in the wake of the Grenfell disaster. The whole heating industry needs to be looking to the future, and determining what changes need to take place. Digitalisation will transform the way people interact with their heating, both at home and in business, and it will


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transform the way we interact with our customers.” Before joining Baxi Heating, Parsons worked for automotive and chemical organisations and he has experience of both manufacturing and distribution businesses.


Legrand UK & Ireland, has been honoured in the inaugural Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’ (CIBSE) Society of Digital Engineering Hall of Fame, for his commitment to encouraging digitisation across the electrical industry. Awards were presented at the Build2Perform Live event and Crunden was recognised in particular for his focused liaison with the manufacturing side of the industry, alongside his continued provision of unbiased insight and opinion that has informed the creation of many of CIBSE’s Product Data Templates (PDTs). Crunden started fostering relationships with CIBSE through his work with the BIM4M2 manufacturing group and BEAMA whilst organising structured product information for


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Legrand’s Crunden honoured in digital engineering Hall of Fame


att Crunden, Training and BIM Manager at


ike Parsons has been appointed to a new role at


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REHAU reveals its sustainability strategy


Polymer specialist REHAU has launched its third annual Sustainability report to introduce customers to its new ‘Fit for the Future’ strategy, which outlines how the business will achieve the ambitious goals it is setting to become more sustainable by 2020. Available for the first time in a digital-only format, the report gives an overview of REHAU’s vision and values, pilot projects and technologies under development. Visit: sustainability.rehau.com


Gilberts hosts ‘lunch and learn’


Air movement solutions company, Gilberts Blackpool, held a ‘lunch and learn’ training session for University of Central Lancashire students who are studying mechanical engineering and building services. The event focused on the selection processes in specifying grilles and diffusers for projects, including practical demonstrations in Gilberts’ in-house test facility.


New guidance on mulfunconal solar car parks


A new free guide by BRE National Solar Centre and carport design and manufacturing company FlexiSolar looks at the best way to deliver


multifunctional solar car parks that combine renewable energy generation with energy storage and EV charging points. ‘Multifunctional Solar Car Parks: a good practice guide for owners and developers’ is available to download. Visit:


uCIBSE President, Peter Y Wong welcomes Ma Crunden to the CIBSE Society of Digital Engineering Hall of Fame.


members via PDTs. Following this, he joined CIBSE’s Digital Engineering steering group, which involves members looking at digital themes across the built environment. The group has since created and launched the Society of Digital Engineering (SDE). The Hall of Fame, which was launched by CIBSE’s SDE and is in its inaugural year, honours those who are actively involved and interested in digitising industry and have been instrumental in promoting CIBSE’s digitisation work.


https://www.bre.co.uk/ nsc/


New premises for Carrier Rental Systems


Carrier Rental Systems, the temperature control hire specialist, has moved its south England HQ to new premises at West Drayton, near Heathrow. The new location at Stockley Park has expanded office and warehouse


accommodation for the company’s growing fleet of cooling, heating and air movement equipment.


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