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It is with great sadness that BSRIA records the death of Donald (Don) Leeper, who died recently due to the COVID 19 virus.
As of February 2020, BSRIA’s research was pointing to sustained growth of 4% CAGR for the global Building Automation Controls (BACS) market up to 2024. This was before the emergence of the coronavirus as a significant global threat.
BSRIA’s industry presentation webinar on global HVAC & Smart technology trends took place on Wednesday, 18th March 2020. BSRIA’s market experts delivered insightful presentations about the current an future trends in the global HVAC & R industry and in the evolution of building automation and smart buildings.
The field device study tracks the progression of the market for commercial HVAC valves and air volume dampers, fire safety dampers and sensors. This new study complements BSRIA’s Building automation portfolio, providing in-depth analysis and technical segmentation of products by manufacturing design and technology.
BSRIA comments on the government’s new 2020 budget highlighting progress on commitments to infrastructure, Affordable Homes and green economy and pointing on weaknesses that need to be addressed.
Isolation rooms for the prevention of airborne infection are an integral part of hospitals, ensuring immuno compromised patients are protected from infection and infectious patients are isolated. They are designed in accordance with the biosafety level of the pathogens they are likely to contain or isolate from.
Ideal for building inspection applications the Testo 872 thermal imaging camera now comes bundled with a free 605i smart probe thermohygrometer. These devices can then be paired together via Bluetooth and can help users detect and visualise problems such as mould risk.
In view of the Coronavirus outbreak BSRIA has issued a special health and safety guidance for visitors coming to our premises for meetings, events, training and delivery.
Trade-in any old TSI quantitative fit tester and you can get £1000 credit towards a new model 8040 or 8048 TSI PortaCount respirator fit tester.
BSRIA’s new study assessing the market potential for IoT connected field devices in the US and China is being launched soon. The study focuses on HVAC valves, dampers and sensors in commercial buildings and provides an in-depth insight into this specific segment of the BACS market
Following our latest regional AC study in Africa, published in December 2018, BSRIA has now focused its attention to the air conditioning market in Latin America as part of its Regional AC portfolio published on a rota basis each year.
There have been many recent changes in the British, European and World technical standards relating to clean Indoor Air Quality and the air filter performance testing. New standards have been developed in response to the need to breathe clean healthy air by occupants of city buildings.
In February 2020 BSRIA’s World Market Intelligence published updates to its Building Automation Controls (BACS) studies for four key Western European Markets: Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium. Strong growth is predicted in all four markets.
BSRIA is attending the 2020 Mostra Convegno (MCE) trade show in Milan (Italy) between 17.-20. March 2020 and urges members and industry alike to attend to meet BSRIA experts.
The recent BSRIA global HVAC trends presentations at the 2020 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida had a record-breaking level of attendees of around 600 delegates across the two morning sessions.
The NHBC Foundation in collaboration with BSRIA, has published a brand-new guide that details how Thermal Imaging can be used as a tool to assess the thermal performance of a new home.
What is servitisation? The concept originated in manufacturing and much of the research about servitisation focuses on manufacturing companies. Servitisation is the transformation of a firm from product-centric approach to a service-centric approach.
LSBU and BSRIA launch Joint Research and Innovation Centre
BSRIA is delighted to announce its signing of an MoU with the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) formalising the organisations’ relationship. The agreement outlines how BSRIA and IWFM will work cooperatively to improve the built environment and operational use of buildings.
BSRIA's newly launched study is a detailed strategic analysis which provides insight on market sizes and trends of the overall market for HVAC&R and controls and the proportion which is installed in food retail premises.
Current and future development trends as well as the variety of alternatives currently being tested by refrigerant producers are tracked by BSRIA in our regular air conditioning and heat pump reports.
BSRIA's expert reflects on how can buildings better facilitate wellbeing
According to BSRIA the penetration of rotary compressors for refrigeration applications has been gradually increasing in China in the last few years.
A newly published market briefing from BSRIA on Power over Ethernet (PoE) global trends shows that worldwide PoE shipments are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 11-13% until 2023, exceeding 180 million ports sold yearly by the end of the period.
There were an estimated 154 million Ethernet connections/ports worldwide in 2019. The majority of these are supporting data (and voice), but a significant number are connected to wireless access points (WAPs) and Distributed Building Services (DBS).
BSRIA is proud to be attending and supporting the 2020 AHR Expo in Orlando running from Monday 3rd – Wednesday 5th February 2020 and urges members and industry alike to attend to meet BSRIA experts.
Nick Blake, BSRIA principal consultant will be speaking at the “Effective Management and Leadership of Projects in FM” event at the University of the West of England on Wednesday 4th December
BSRIA will be exhibiting at the Salford Professional Development third annual Facilities Management Conference, on 12 December 2019 at Kings House Conference Centre, Manchester where leading experts will share best practice and discuss the various challenges across FM.
The most recent BSRIA research of the smart homes market suggested that the value of the UK smart homes market, including installation, service and maintenance would exceed £400 million in 2019.
Climate change and the government’s carbon reduction targets have created a sense of urgency around sustainability which is now considered as a “must be” for most new build projects. For existing buildings, however, much remains to be done.
BSRIA has launched an updated version of BSRIA Technical Standard BTS 1/2019 – Test Method for PICVs and DPCVs, which supersedes the original version launched in 2012 and now includes a new dedicated method for testing differential pressure control valves.
BSRIA is publishing a new study of key changes in the food retail sector in France and in other key European markets.
BSRIA’s latest summer update data shows that the world air-conditioning market is expected to grow another year which means the market has been growing five consecutive years now. The global air conditioning market is expected to reach by end of the year to US$ 115.8 billion
On 24th September BSRIA attended the China Wall Hung Boiler Industry After-sales Service Convention and presented their view on the after-sales market potential of “coal-to-gas” projects in China.
BSRIA Instrument Solutions is delighted to be able to offer a 15% discount off all TSI airflow & ventilation products until the 30th November 2019.
BSRIA will be presenting the most up to date market outlook, including growth drivers and challenges for the MEP and HVAC-R Industry
Copper use in the Data Centre (DC) industry will continue to grow as the market is moving towards large and hyperscale DCs on one hand and the edge DCs on the other
The Government has published the first of two consultations on changes to the Building Regulations. Specifically, Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation).
The overall objective of the MASTRO project is to develop intelligent bulk materials for smart applications in the transport sector incorporating several self-responsiveness properties
BSRIA has successfully extended the scope of its UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to include the testing of Individual Zone Controllers (IZC) in accordance with the eu.bac (European building automation controls association) Certification Scheme
The latest BSRIA Air Conditioning market report shows that the average manufacturing selling prices of residential air conditioners in China are on an upward trend
BSRIA Foundation Training Programme for new entrants to the Building Services industry
BSRIA is delighted to be speaking, exhibiting and supporting the Smart Buildings Show – taking place on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th October at Olympia, London
Industrial Refrigeration Market growth is driven by demand for industrial refrigeration systems in the US
Simply put, we as people feel happier when in natural surroundings rather than man-made environments
Radiator sale volumes have dipped by 5%, mostly driven by a slowing in Asian countries
Member questions: factory air changes, dry riser positioning and animal enclosures
This White Paper examines the key ways in which globalisation is already affecting building services and how it may do so in future
Construction and fire industries release new proposals to improve industry competence and deliver safer buildings
The importance of the office environment on employee health and wellbeing
The top priorities to engage with those with the disability more fully to tailor the design of building facilities
How to design a dementia friendly residential unit for those with the condition
BSRIA Instrument Solutions is proud to be showcasing a comprehensive range of measuring and monitoring instruments at the Health & Safety North being held on Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th October 2019 at EventCity in Manchester.
US Packaged air conditioning market leapt to over USD 20 billion in 2018 while US Central Plant Air Conditioning Market shows four consecutive years of growth.
Nine years since the first standard on Legionella Risk Assessment, BS 8580, was published, a significantly revised version has just been released
It is no secret that mental health is an issue in construction. Transient working patterns, long hours, working away from home and a macho, stiff upper lip culture can combine to create a challenging environment for employees – not least for men.
What is the importance of facilities management on the health and wellbeing of a workforce?
The Global Heat Pumps Market recorded sales in units of slightly over 3 million units which was a slight decline from 2017
BSRIA’s 2018 estimate that the market for ducted and un ducted single splits, multi splits, and VRF had increased to 589,000 units, while 532,000 condensing boilers were sold
The Asia and the Pacific region remain the largest heating market in the world, in volume terms, despite a decline in sales volume in 2018 by 8%
For July 2019 only BSRIA Instrument Solutions is offering a free rubber boot case (ST110), half price calibrations and 24 month warranty on all Kimo 100 Series instruments
BSRIA is proud to be speaking at and supporting ISK-SODEX 2019 taking place at the Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey, between Wednesday 2nd – Saturday 5th October 2019.
How strengthening the relationship between people and place through workplace transformation can influence employee and organisational performance
A summary of the key recent and forthcoming legislation and guidance affecting buildings
BSRIA opened its North of England office at Preston in 2017 to initially provide instrument, test, training and membership services
The winners have been announced at Friday’s BSRIA’s inaugural Soft Landings Awards. The winners were announced to wrap up BSRIA’s Soft Landings Conference 2019: quality and performance – two sides of the same coin staged at ARUP in London.
BSRIA has welcomed today’s Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement to commit the UK to net zero target for greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. On behalf of BSRIA members, and the wider built environment industry, we now call on government to turn words into deeds and deliver such action.
In a blaze of glory – NACE – the National association of Chimney Engineers has joined BSRIA membership this month.
When it comes to the efficient operation of a building, even the seemingly small decisions can have a big consequence, for example, what elements do you need to consider when specifying a weather louvre? BSRIA North’s expert, louvre testing facilities offer a solution.
BSRIA Instrument Solutions supplies Testo 440 humidity, temperature and air velocity kits to Condair plc's service & installation teams
For June 2019 only BSRIA Instrument Solutions is offering a free DP Measurements Ane vane head with all TT550S and TT570SV micromanometer instrument purchases
The shortlist has been selected for BSRIA’s inaugural Soft Landings Awards, which were unveiled in March. The winners will be announced at BSRIA’s Soft Landings Conference 2019: quality and performance – two sides of the same coin on Friday 14th June at ARUP in London.
BSRIA answers some of the interesting building services engineering questions posed by its members
BSRIA takes an enlightening account extolling the virtues of the circular economy and the need to move away from a linear structure
BSRIA introduces the concept of Blockchain and how it can be employed in the construction industry to keep accurate records of payments
At your services – What to expect during commissioning – was launched this week by The NHBC Foundation in collaboration with BSRIA. Published in answer to the ever-escalating cluster of services – from solar-technologies to whole-house ventilation systems.
BSRIA has successfully extended the scope of its UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation for sampling Formaldehyde and Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) in accordance with BS EN 16000-3:2011 and BS EN 16000-6:2011 respectively.
The recently published BSRIA market intelligence study on the global air conditioning (AC) market continued to show growth in 2018. Economic and population growth, urbanization and rising temperatures in countries such as Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Vietnam: main drivers.
BSRIA has successfully extended the scope of its UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to include testing of domestic hot water heat pump in accordance with BS EN 16147:2017.
The Energy Systems Catapult’s Smart Heating & Cooling event staged in Birmingham last week confirmed that in the UK there are a wide range of companies offering innovative heating and cooling solutions, including solar thermal generation, energy storage (including thermal storage).
For May 2019 only BSRIA Instrument Solutions is offering a fantastic 22.5% discount off the sale of all Testo 440 products, accessories and associated calibrations.
The countdown is on for industry to get involved with BSRIA’s new and exciting Soft Landings Awards, which were unveiled in March, and submit entries. The deadline is: Monday 20th May. The winners will be announced at BSRIA’s Soft Landings Conference 2019 on Friday 14th June at ARUP in London.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has delivered a framework for the UK construction and property industry to transition new and existing buildings to becoming net zero carbon by 2050, to meet the ambitions of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing society now. It is “high on the agenda” of personal and public issues. Only last week – the Extinction Rebellion protested in central London to highlight its climate change concerns with the decision makers.
The industry is in the early stages of what could become a revolution in which data, the Cloud, analytics, IP connectivity and system convergence all “come together” to create the genuinely ‘smart’ building.
Findings show that the global structured cabling market had “a very good year”, increasing by 4.2 per cent to USD 6.7 billion in 2018, “a much better performance than 2017” when the market increased by 1.8 per cent. The global estimate is based on data from 39 countries.
BSRIA’s Building Better Homes Faster 4 event took place on Friday 7th December 2018. The key messages were: a holistic approach to house building is a recipe for success; and green spaces and healthy living is the new sustainable.
BSRIA has launched its highly-anticipated new free to download topic guide on Soft Landings and Business-Focused Maintenance. As ever, the guide is an ‘at a glance publication’ to give readers a glimpse of the subject and recommends further reading.
BSRIA is delighted to announce that the guest speaker at its flagship event – the annual Briefing and lunch – is Dame Kelly Holmes, DBE and will be held at the Brewery, in London, on Friday 15th November 2019.
To ensure industry complies with the Clean Air Strategy, launched by DEFRA in January, a Sustainable Clean Combustion event was staged by BSRIA on Wednesday where BSRIA’s Test House facilities were showcased. Presentations on the strategy and reducing emissions were given.
BSRIA has launched its White Paper on Megatrends: Demographics. Given that demographics look at the size, structure, movement and rates of change of human populations, this topic is likely to have impact on almost all industries and disciplines, nowhere more so than for Building Services.