• Bsria support

    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 warns BIM readiness for 2016 is essential

    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 to support CIBSE conference and exhibition

    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 technical manager to speak at Eco Asia Expo

    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 supports industry initiative in Australia for solution to performance gap

    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.

  • The future of heat

    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.

  • The necessity for inventiveness – the circular economy

    The necessity for inventiveness  – the circular economy

    BSRIA has jointly hosted an event with ECA – Engaging the Circular Economy. This event showcased the potential of an innovative regenerative system that will change the way construction and building services currently operates regarding refurbishments, new build and maintenance of buildings. A salient takeaway was that society realises that it needs to change its thinking and modus operand (1). But is more awareness of the impact of not doing so needed? 

  • Keep up to speed with disability access requirements

    Bsria will be launching a three day industry course: Disability Access Legislation & Surveys to ensure compliance with the DAA (Disability Access Audit).

    The audit is evaluation of a building or service and its accessibility to disabled people.

  • Dynamic developments

    Driven by environmental policies uptake and increasing gasification in Asia Pacific, the domestic boiler market grew in 2017 to 15 million units, with China recording the most “dynamic market uptake”. 

    Socrates Christidis (pictured), senior market intelligence analyst, of Bsria’s World Market Intelligence Division, said: “The Chinese market, driven by the accelerated effect of the ‘coal to gas’ policy, is now by far the largest global market with over 4.6 million boilers sold in 2017. The Chinese market is dominated by wall mounted gas non-condensing boilers that accounted for 90% of the market in 2017.

  • Seven steps for survival

    With the current 2018 record-breaking summer heatwave potentially stretching on into August, Bsria has created a seven steps to surviving in buildings, factory, office and workplace alike guide:

    * Installation of external solar shading – technicalities, practicalities and location allowing. 

    * Installing glazing that reduces solar gain – possibly 'green' foil that reflects high levels of radiant heat.

  • Building better homes faster

    Bsria’s Building Better Homes Faster 3 event took place on Friday 13 July 2018. The key messages were: when it came to quality – prevention is better than cure; upskilling and innovation are needed; attracting new entrants – including women into the industry and new and modern methods of working – including offsite build.

  • Refrigeration representation

    Bsria has become a member of the Institut International du Froid (IIR) (or the International Institute of Refrigeration).

    The IIR is at the heart of leading developments in the refrigeration sector. It is the only independent intergovernmental science and technology based organisation which promotes knowledge of refrigeration and associated technologies and applications on a global scale that improve quality of life in a cost effective and environmentally sustainable manner including:

  • Smart speaking

    Bsria will speak and exhibiting at the Smart Buildings Show 2018 – taking place on Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 November at the Barbican, London. The team will be based at stand no B6 – where colleagues will highlight the member offering which covers: practical guidance; networks; webinars and discounted training; online access to business and technical information; and influence on policy. 

  • Impacting the built environment

    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. 

  • Extended scope

    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. 

  • Call to action for investment in training

    The UK is on the verge of what is probably the most momentous change to its business climate since it entered the Common Market 40 years ago, and yet the construction sector is struggling to meet historical challenges, let alone those which it will inevitably face post-Brexit.

  • ISH 2019: Frankfurt: BSRIA highlights importance of connectivity

    The importance of connectivity in the HVAC&R sector was highlighted by BSRIA experts at the recent BSRIA global HVAC trends presentations given at ISH 2019 in Frankfurt. 

  • BSRIA extends UKAS accreditation

    BSRIA has extended the scope of its UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to include testing of domestic hot water heat pumps in accordance with BS EN 16147:2017.

  • Changing the landscape

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

  • BSRIA releases white paper on globalisation

    BSRIA has explored the impact of globalisation on the building services sector in its new 'Megatrends' white paper.