Features

Henry Lawson, BSRIA's senior market research analyst, discusses how building controls are evolving towards a future of smart, integrated buildings.

Lex Coors, chief data centre technology and engineering officer at Interxion, highlights some key considerations when it comes to building a colocation data centre.

Campaigning charity Electrical Safety First is dedicated to reducing fires, accidents and deaths caused by electricity. Here, its technical director, Martyn Allen, outlines the ways in which the charity is working to ensure electrical safety. 

The basic configuration of electrical power systems for industrial and commercial applications has altered little for decades. But now a disruptive new technology – hybridisation – is about to bring big changes. And there will be significant benefits for those who adopt it, says Steve Moore of Danfoss Drives.

Tamlite Lighting managing director John Allden explains why the application of Building in Quality (BiQ) principles to lighting will bring benefits all-round.

The most depressing report in years arrives from comparethemarket.com. It reveals that the 14% of households now overtly trying to 'go green’ with their energy supply are being seriously let down by misleading tariffs.

Neil Baldwin, managing director at ESP, takes a look at the fire alarm systems market and how new two-wire technology could help save installers time and money.   

The use of digital twins is a design method already implemented by the likes of Google and Tesla when it comes to car design, but how can this technology be translated to the data centre? Jonathan Leppard, director at Future Facilities, takes a closer look. 

Paul Hetherington, CEO at Marshall-Tufflex, discusses the environmental benefits of selecting PVC-U cable management systems manufactured from recycled materials. 

Millions of surge protection units in the field are not providing adequate protection for today’s microprocessor-based equipment. As John Mitchell, global business development manager at CP Automation explains, surge protection devices (SPDs) must be brought up to speed.