Siemens AG inaugurated its new campus in Zug on 5 December. The Siemens Zug campus features a new office building with 1,000 work spaces and a newly constructed production building. The investment volume for new buildings, renovations and related measures amounts to CHF 250 million. The campus is the international headquarters of the Siemens Building Technologies (BT) Division, which has 29,000 employees. Last year it posted worldwide sales of 6.6 billion euros. As Siemens reference projects, the buildings feature innovative building technology.

BSRIA has extended the scope of its UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited testing services, which now includes the latest version of the BESA UK HIU Test Regime: October 2018.

The accreditation follows the announcement BSRIA became a BESA approved laboratory in accordance with the above mentioned standard in October, as well as BSRIA attaining UKAS accreditation to the December 2016 version of the test regime in January of this year. 

Salisbury Group - a provider of building energy and facilities management solutions - received an award at the Energy Awards this week. The company was announced as the winner of the Lighting Energy Impact Award for its energy transformation at Cardiff Airport.

BSRIA is delighted to have launched its white paper on ‘Megatrends: Smart Building Technology’. As a leading international industry body concerned with building services, BSRIA has always taken a keen interest in “new and emerging technologies” and their potential impact on the built environment.

Each age most likely believes it faces unprecedented changes and challenges, but this time it may actually be true. 

There is just one week left to enter this year’s NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year competition.

More than 550 electrical apprentices have already taken the stage one exam as they bid to be crowned the next Apprentice of the Year.

David Dossett, a board member for the charity, Electrical Safety First, has won the BSI Wolfe Barry Medal –  made by the British Standards Institute, the UK’s national standards body.

 The award recognises an outstanding contribution to developing standards which significantly benefit industry, the economy and/or the public good. Only one Wolfe Barry Medal is awarded each year, as it is considered the highest form of recognition for BSI standards-makers.

Transformer expert Paul Jarman has been appointed applications engineering specialist for MIDEL, a brand of ester transformer fluids, manufactured by UK-based M&I Materials.

The much anticipated publication of the 2018 Edition of IEEE 1584 - IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations has arrived!  It was officially published this past Friday and is now available at the IEEE Store. 

You can purchase this new standard here.

 

In July 2018, the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) was published. While it does not come into force until January 2019, there is already plenty of speculation as to what exactly the new regulations mean, leading to many varied and confusing interpretations about supporting wiring systems.

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is pleased to welcome Jason Morgan, managing director of HPC as its new president.

Announced at this year’s BCAS ball held on the 24 November at the Savoy Hotel in London, Morgan, who has been BCAS Vice President since June this year, takes over the role from James Maziak, managing director of Maziak Compressors.

The Electrical Industries Trading Company, in support of the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC), is thrilled to announce powerBall 2018 was a tremendous success and raised over £160,000. With dozens of companies and individuals donating £1,000 each in support of those who are suffering with mental health issues. Electrical Review editor, Elinore Mackay, was delighted to be able to support the charity on the evening.

Rohde & Schwarz today announced Demystifying EMC 2019, featuring presentations on subjects from CISPR standardisation work to BREXIT, will take place on 28 January 2019 at Silverstone. Participants will receive updates on regulations and standards, brush up on good practice in circuit design, see practical demonstrations – and IET members will be able to collect CPD points.