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 28 Jul 2021

Tackling viruses with UV light

The use of UV light technology is taking the fight to COVID-19 and creating safe spaces for workers in a variety of applications... 
Steve Tomkins, head of business development at BESA
 5 Jul 2021

Turning healthcare buildings into ‘safe havens’

Steve Tomkins, head of business development at the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) explains how the healthcare sector will benefit from the increased focus on improving ventilation of indoor spaces and the need to measure indoor air ... 
 9 Jun 2021

Damper testing – it’s the next multi-million pound industry

There are as many as 100 million fire and smoke dampers installed in UK buildings and each one should be tested at least annually, but BESA believes only a tiny proportion are meeting regulatory requirements. As awareness grows, can the industry ... 
MVHR systems are growing in popularity according to Barkell
 4 May 2021

Demand for MVHR grows

Over the last decade, mechanical ventilation and heat recovery units (MVHRU) have become increasingly predominant as the design choice for both small and large-scale HVAC systems in comfort applications for commercial buildings... 
MVHR units are becoming more and more popular
 15 Apr 2021

Why are MVHR products so popular?

Over the last decade, mechanical ventilation and heat recovery units (MVHRU) have become increasingly predominant as the design choice for both small and large-scale HVAC systems in comfort applications for commercial buildings. 
 3 Mar 2021

Replicating nature's toolkit

Kostas Papadopoulos, head of smart cities solutions development at SSE Enterprise examines the benefits of bipolar ionisation in managing air quality in buildings... 
Mark Grayston, head of product marketing at Mitsubishi Electric
 3 Mar 2021

Getting to grips with IAQ facts

Mark Grayston, head of product marketing at Mitsubishi Electric discusses the importance of understanding, monitoring and improving indoor air quality (IAQ) and calls for a recognised set of standards to regulate it... 
 3 Mar 2021

Air quality's critical role in restoring faith in public buildings

With the UK hoping to return to some sense of normality over the next 12 months, it is clear that there must be a conscious effort to restore faith in public spaces by addressing the issue of air quality. David Millward, group product manager at ... 
 3 Mar 2021

IAQ key to safe office reopening

As offices across the UK open for business, it’s clear that air quality in buildings is of critical importance to people’s well-being and peace of mind. Here, Jerry Hall, air conditioning manager at Wolseley Climate, takes a closer look at the ... 
 24 Feb 2021

Train to gain

With apprenticeships heavily impacted by the pandemic, Malcolm Moss, President of ADCAS, examines the true cost to the industry and looks at what can be done to safeguard the future of the ductwork sector... 
 10 Feb 2021

Thermal wheels vs transmission of viruses

Ventilation specialist Swegon explores the benefits of properly constructed, installed and maintained rotary heat exchangers and busts a few myths with regards to virus transmission... 
 10 Dec 2020

A very healthy debate

The public perception of building engineering services has changed dramatically because of the COVID-19 crisis, according to a range of speakers who took part in the 2020 BESA National Conference.... 
Technical product manager at Vent-Axia Dave Cook
 24 Nov 2020

Something in the air...

David Cook, technical product manager at Vent-Axia, explains what can be done to help ensure businesses and schools have good ventilation by evaluating existing ventilation and improving or upgrading it as necessary... 
 24 Nov 2020

Best practice for laboratory air

Health and safety has always been crucial for laboratory air management but, increasingly, today’s systems have to deliver additional important benefits in order to facilitate safe, energy efficient operation at a time when these spaces and their ... 
 21 Oct 2020

Ventilation – the cornerstone of IAQ

HVAC professionals depend on good guidelines to help in their daily duties. Here Daikin UK product and training manager Martin Passingham argues in favour of that a whole-building approach when it comes to improving indoor air quality and highlights ... 
Malcolm Moss, president of ADCAS
 14 Oct 2020

Clean and clear

As workplaces begin to return to something resembling normality and occupancy levels rise, ventilation and indoor air quality will be closely monitored. Malcolm Moss, president of ADCAS, explains why a properly maintained ductwork ventilation system ... 
 14 Oct 2020

Some standards are missing

Some of the technical standards needed to ensure fire resistant and smoke control ventilation systems comply with safety regulations have not been published leading to confusion in the ductwork marketplace, according to the Building Engineering ... 
 13 Oct 2020

Measurement is key

Confidence is crucial if the economy is going to get back on track. Staff and customers will only return if they are confident that buildings have the right levels of ventilation and accurate air flow measurement and a proactive strategy are crucial ... 
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