Bsria is supporting the introduction of airtightness testing data lodgement to the Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association (ATTMA) Competent Person Scheme (CPS). The addition of lodgement will add an additional layer of quality assurance checks to test data, but more importantly will result in the production of an easily recognisable scheme air tightness certificate that can be validated by Building Control Bodies (BCB) by visiting the ATTMA website (ATTMA.org).
BSRIA is concerned by the fact that three quarters of surveyors believe non-adoption of BIM could seriously hinder the UK construction sector over the next year, according to research published by the RICS.
BSRIA has announced it has signed a supporting partnership agreement with The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) conference and exhibition at the prestigious QEII Conference Centre in Westminster on 3–4 November 2015.
Bsria has to announced Tom Jones, technical manager, compliance department, is delivering a speech at the Eco Asia Expo in Hong Kong on the afternoon of Friday 30 October 2015 regarding energy efficiency in buildings.
Bsria is backing a four-month feasibility study to develop a prototype UK scheme which has the potential to deliver the energy performance specified in client briefs. The concept embraces the ‘design for performance’ approach pioneered in Australia, where very energy efficient new office buildings are routinely achieved and verified by investment-grade energy ratings, using its NABERS scheme.
Bsria is supporting a government consultation which is seeking input from the building industry to help develop and support future policies for heat in non-domestic buildings. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) identifies that non-domestic buildings in the UK currently account for 12 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. To meet the UK’s 2050 carbon reduction target, this will likely mean eliminating nearly all emissions from heating buildings and a substantial proportion from heating for industrial processes.