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The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has welcomed the first steps announced on 21 May to get the sector in Scotland back to work – but insists health and safety and collaboration must be at the heart of the phased return.

Shaun Donaldson, who works out of JS Wright's Aston headquarters, was named mechanical engineering services apprentice of the year for the Midlands by JTL, a building services industry training provider, on the completion of his training. 

The medium combustion plant directive (MCPD) is a means of improving air quality. It controls SO2, NOx, CO and particulate emissions from plant equipment, by regulating medium sized equipment that performs combustion. The MCPD became law in December 2018, but there is still some confusion surrounding it. Clinton Noble, diesel generator sales manager at Finning UK & Ireland, addresses some frequently asked questions about the MCPD and back-up generators.

When Red Arrow was tasked with designing and supplying Canterbury and Chesterfield Trespass stores with commercial lighting, lighting designer Paul Yarnell and the team delivered an effective and energy efficient installation.

Test equipment specialist Chauvin Arnoux has launched its new 2P and 3P earth testers.

Ovia’s Inceptor Iona is a range of 20W and 30W LED professional downlights, which provides contractors with perfect low maintenance replacements for CFL and PL lighting.  

Knowing how keen many are to switch electricity providers in order to pick up a marginally lower fuel bill, I have a sad warning for you. 

If autonomous vehicles are to make it onto our driveways, braking systems will be crucial to minimising accidents. Mark Templeman, technical sales engineer at power resistor manufacturer Cressall, explains why vehicle designers must make energy-efficient braking a top priority.

OMICRON has introduced its new MPD 800 universal partial discharge (PD) measurement and analysis system.

Intelligent Building Europe (IBE) is a three-day event connecting budget-holders with content, live demonstrations and an industry leading range of suppliers to support their ambitions for smart buildings.

  • 08 September 2020 - 10 September 2020
  • ExCeL London
  • 09-10 September 2020


  • 25 January 2021 - 27 January 2021
  • Halls 9,10 and 11,
  • NEC, Birmingham

This training programme will provide electrical engineering professionals new to IEC 61850 with a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the standard.

  • 17 March 2020 - 19 March 2020
  • London, UK