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CONTENTS


ebruary seems to have come around faster than expected- from Christmas to Valentine’s Day in the blink of an eye! In that time, our world has seen some devastating effects of natural force with the wildfires raging through Australia, alongside the worrying political actions that have been taken. Perhaps this is a good time to be studying the differences between hot and cold and the dangers of going from one to the other too suddenly- though perhaps that’s more a warning for the emotions of certain world leaders…


Our Focus this issue looks at Smart Buildings & Building Technology, offering ideas and


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explanations of ideas for the future of how residential areas may be planned and the impact that will have. One such company is a rail and property project organiser, MTR, which acquires the land on which it proposes to build a rail line, it then creates a masterplan to build integrated communities alongside them. MTR considers the development of the property holistically with the rail projects from day one. This approach of combining travel with daily life is appealing in so many ways, considering the impact of reducing car travel and therefore pollution levels and the social benefits.


The adventure of the future of our industry is quantified by the brilliant events taking place in the


coming months. Futurebuild, which will be taking place this year on 3rd-5th March at the ExCeL, promises to showcase 450 innovative and inspiring brands and bring together 27,000 industry influencers and shapers to drive real change and offer brilliant networking opportunities. While from the 8th to the 13th of March, Frankfurt once again hosts the inspirational Light & Building fair. This year, the programme of events has been restructured into four main categories: Emotion, Selection, Skills and Career – making it easier for visitors to orientate themselves by areas of interest and take part in the programme in line with their individual goals.


Elizabeth Jordan, Editor


BSEE


Editor: Elizabeth Jordan Ejordan@datateam.co.uk Tel: 01622 699139


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Total average net circulation: ABC 17,291 January to


December 2018 ISSN 1042-310


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10 14 THIS MONTH


6 Industry News Latest news, industry updates and appointments


10 Air Conditioning & Air


Quality Industry leaders explain the latest developments in products and research into Air Quality


13 Facilities Management The importance of Occupational Health and Safety Management System accreditation


14 Boilers & Hot Water Why manufacturers need to be flexible for installers


16 Boilers & Hot Water Above and beyond: the benefits of electric boilers


20 Boilers & Hot Water Home Heating set for a Decade of Change


22 Industry Comment Avoiding disputes postCarillion


24 Cable Management Landfill Reduction


25 Industry Comment: BCIA The opportunity to act collectively to reduce energy consumption


Read the latest at: www.bsee.co.uk


26 Thermal Imaging Achieving dualsystem moisture remediation


28 Water Treatment Evoqua contributes to all weather leisure pool


31 Water Treatment Winter water systems maintenance


32 Preview: Futurebuild


33 Focus: Smart Buildings & Building Technology SAUTER blockchain for building automation


34 Focus: Smart Buildings & 35 Focus: Smart Buildings &


Building Technology MTR’s rail and property model on track to revolutionise Hong Kong communities


37 Installation News 38 What’s New?


BUILDING SERVICES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER FEBRUARY 2020 5


Building Technology How to unleash your variable speed drive’s true potential


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