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National Registration Framework for Building Practitioners

The following documents have been released by the ABCB, as a proposal of a national registration framework of minimum qualifications for core disciplines within the building industry:

Net-Zero Carbon Buildings – The New Normal

Earlier this month the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) in New Zealand revealed The Building for Climate Change Programme.

Get involved! Register your business for the Construction Talent Retention Scheme

Formally launching later this month (July 2020), the Construction Talent Retention Scheme is a partnership between industry and Government to secure essential talent in the UK’s construction sector.

Winners Announced for the Ken Dale Travel Bursary 2020

Congratulation to John Smyth and Joey Aoun, who have both been selected as winners of the Ken Dale Travel Bursary 2020. They will each be awarded a grant of £4000 to travel and complete the following research projects in 2021:

Building Performance Awards Launch

Building Performance Awards Launch

Now in their 14th year, the Building Performance Awards are open for entries.

Remembering Donald Leeper OBE, past president of CIBSE

CIBSE lost one of its leading lights due to the COVID 19 virus in April this year.

Guidance on Local Exhaust Ventilation

The Institute of Local Exhaust Ventilation Engineers (ILEVE), together with the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), have published new guidance on local exhaust ventilation. TR40 – A Guide to Good Practice for Local Exhaust Ventilation, is a comprehensive guide for all those who design, commission, operate and maintain LEV systems, and includes LEV commissioning engineers.

CIBSE announces finalists for Ken Dale Travel Bursary 2020

The Ken Dale Travel Bursary awards up to £4000 to a CIBSE member to spend three to four weeks travelling the world and researching how different conditions impact the built environment.

Making workplaces safe? It's a whole load of air

Preparing an office for safe re-occupation is about much more than turning on the lights. Once it is agreed who will be working and when, there needs to be a thorough re-evaluation of air conditioning and ventilation systems, according to the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

'Business as usual' should not be the aim, says CIBSE President

Incoming CIBSE president Stuart MacPherson made an appeal for net carbon standards and an ambitious programme to refurbish existing buildings in his inaugural address this week.

CIBSE launches new Apprentice Award

A new award recognising the invaluable contribution played by apprentices has been launched by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

2020 Seminar Series goes online

The CIBSE Seminar Series Advisory Panel made the decision this week to move the 2020 series to an online platform.

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