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More than one in four (26 per cent) Britons are worried about airborne transmission, according to research by services group, Rentokil Initial.
Testo 5 years ago revolutionised the portable hand-held instrument market by launching their compact smart probe range and they have now added to this portfolio with two more products. The Testo 915i a wireless Type K thermometer with plug-in temperature probes, and the Testo 552i a wireless vacuum probe.
BSRIA has completed its World Air Conditioning (WWAC 2021) project, focusing on key market trends for 21 countries.
As part of BSRIA’s Global Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning overviews, the market report on the Global Heat Pumps Market will be released in March 2021. Indications are that the hydronic heat pumps market has been holding up in 2020, despite the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.
When looking back at the domestic and commercial boiler market in 2020, we can see how the overall heating industry – worth some €40 Bill – fell sharply due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, markets have been impacted in different ways.
The global Building Automation Controls market was hit hard by the Covid 19 pandemic. BSRIA’s newly released market study in March 2021, covering 21 countries, confirmed that the value of BACS products sold fell considerably.
China saw the early impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the air conditioning market. However, the market has been in recovery since the second quarter of 2020, driven by measures to weather the pandemic.
Following the UK Government’s recently announced ‘roadmap’ to the lifting of its COVID-19 restrictions, if all goes well the CSA Awards will be held on 11th November 2021. Instrument Solutions who is a sponsor of this prestigious event is eagerly awaiting this date to present the Award for the Project of the Year.
Net Zero refers to achieving a balance between the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated and the amount removed from the atmosphere. To achieve Net Zero, emissions produced need to be fully neutralised via natural carbon sinks and existing carbon capture technologies.
Actuate UK, the engineering services alliance, has welcomed the Construction Leadership’s Council’s CO2nstruct Zero Programme and its focus on measuring and delivering substantial low carbon performance across the industry.
BSRIA welcomes and supports the CLC invitation for the industry to drive the delivery of Net Zero carbon targets in the built environment.
The amended sixth edition (BG 29/2021) takes into account feedback received from users of the sixth edition (BG 29/2020) since it was published in April 2020.
BSRIA is disappointed that protests about the loss of a large part of the Green Home Grant scheme have not been heeded, so reducing the impact this useful policy could have had on the pace of energy efficient renovation of UK homes.
The AHR show was cancelled this year due to the global pandemic. So instead, the BSRIA Worldwide Market Intelligence (WMI) team hosted a webinar on February 24th, 2021, to present preliminary data from its forthcoming world studies in the HVAC & BACS markets.
The UK is a significant heating market, the biggest in Europe as a continent – not just the European Union.
In March 2021 BSRIA will publish the fourth report in its series on the Global market for compressors used in applications for Air Conditioning, Heat Pumps, and Refrigeration.
BSRIA will shortly release its latest multi-client report on the Chinese commercial boiler market in 2020. The report will reveal how the coronavirus outbreak in 2020 influenced China’s commercial boiler market and where the market is expected to go in subsequent years.
BSRIA Worldwide Market Intelligence is due to publish its annual Global market size and trend studies in the key building services markets.
Validation of building services should be held in higher regard than it often is by a lot of people in the construction industry. Whether managing a building and its services or designing and installing systems into an existing building, knowledge is power.
BSRIA chairman Tom Smith is delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Garrigan BSc (Hons) as the new BSRIA Technical Director.
BSRIA is pleased to announce the publication of a new guide: Project Information Process (BG 78/2021), detailing the process of identifying the client information needs, and demonstrating how this links to the provision of various information at the appropriate time in the project process.
BSRIA has joined Actuate UK, a new alliance that will act as the umbrella body for UK engineering services. Formed of the leading trade, technology and professional bodies within the multi-billion-pound sector, will speak with a single, shared and authoritative voice to affect positive change in the built environment.
The £multi‐billion UK engineering services sector is launching a major new industry alliance of eight organisations on 10 February. The new alliance will be an agent for positive change and support the delivery of a safer, more productive and sustainable UK built environment.
The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) is widening the scope of the support it provides for asymptomatic testing to include businesses in construction and other priority sectors with over 50 employees.
"New infrastructure Construction" has become an important notion in China. It summarises the government’s focus on development in seven key areas: 5G, Ultra High Voltage, data centres, artificial intelligence, electric vehicle charging points, industrial Internet and rail transport, with lots of sub-sectors involved.
New China HVAC field device study covers the market for valves, dampers, actuators, and sensors installed in commercial buildings, worth an estimated USD 730 billion.
Demand for industrial refrigeration systems in the USA is fuelled by market drivers such as tax cuts, increasing population and increase in industrial construction, particularly in cold storage and warehouse segments.
The European air conditioning market has faced several challenges in recent months following economic fluctuations provoked by waves of Covid-19 pandemic.
To ensure the construction industry operates safely, the CLC has developed guidance on social distancing, use of PPE and face coverings, the safe operation of site canteens, the safe operation of builders’ merchants, the use of public and private transport to work, and the use of temporary accommodation for workers.
Legislation and market demand for low carbon solutions are driving the adoption of higher levels of insulation in new build properties and an increasing number of passive house projects.
The UK Government has released a long-awaited Energy White Paper. It outlines how to decarbonise UK power and heating systems in support of the 2050 net Zero emissions target while helping to build a sustainable green economy.
Ultrasonic thickness testing of pipework systems is often used to determine the condition of the pipework. It is useful to consultants or contractors to validate the state of the existing system they are going to work on, to justify replacement or reuse.
In order to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the heat pump sector, BSRIA Worldwide Market Intelligence carried out further market research in Europe, China and the U.S.
COVID-19 has caused lockdowns, impacted on the construction sector, and triggered redundancies which in turn diminished consumers’ purchasing power. Heating manufacturers try to conserve cash, wholesalers reduce their inventories, installers stay away from work, and supply chains are interrupted.
BSRIA has updated its forecasts for Building Automation Controls (BACS) based on research into the major global markets. According to the findings the short- term impact of COVID-19 has been significant, with the global BACS market now expected to decline in 2020 instead of growth forecasted in March.
2019 was a good year in Middle East countries with many large projects delivered, but the beginning of 2020 saw a reduction in projects mainly due to economic uncertainties related to the decreasing oil revenue. In addition, COVID-19 massively reduced income from tourism and transit trade as well as local consumption.
BSRIA is publishing a new report on the compressor market covering India. The third Regional Report of the global series of studies on the Compressor Market. The different compressor types covered in this study include rotary, scroll, reciprocating, screw and centrifugal products.
BSRIA has just published its latest study on the market for Commercial Refrigeration in USA. The study provides a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the current and future market trends for refrigeration products in non-residential systems, excluding industrial applications.
Nick Blake, BSRIA Principal FM Consultant, elaborates on the latest building services technology advances that bring benefits and challenges to Facilities Management teams, including digital O&M, virtual reality, building information modelling and robotics.
From 5 November, people may only leave home for specific reasons, including for work, if you cannot work from home. The Prime Minister explained that workplaces should stay open where people cannot work from home, for example in the construction or manufacturing sectors.
BSRIA has launched the independent Ventilation Verification Service for buildings to help facilities management in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic
We spend over 80% of our time indoors and perhaps a little more since national and local lockdowns were introduced across the world due to the pandemic. There is increasing pressure on employers to address the issue of providing good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in workplace in order to get staff back to work.
Updated BSRIA research indicates that the global market for structured cabling is set to decline by 12% from USD 6.6 billion in 2019 to 5.8 billion in 2020. A return to the 2019 sales level is not expected before 2022.
After a positive start to the beginning of 2020, the US economy has been hit hard by the rapid spread of Covid-19, initially limited to the North East and West and then extending to most of the States.
As part of BSRIA’s quarterly Business COVID-19 Impact survey, in September we focused on an update of business expectations for 2020-21, technological changes and the pandemic’s impact on Business Models, as well as on specific vertical applications.
The market is expected to see a healthy rebound in 2021. New energy efficiency standards, officially implemented on the 1st July 2020, are among key factors that will keep boosting the market for domestic air conditionings.
In the past 6 months BSRIA has been monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on the HVAC&R sector, and released updated market trends in September 2020. Based on this latest insight, BSRIA’s market experts delivered insightful presentations about the current and future trend on the global HVAC&R industry.
The concept of Indoor Air Quality has gained increased attention of HVAC specifiers in the commercial space. Designers, especially in Europe and the US, have striven to specify fully featured ventilation solutions to keep pace with regulatory compliance and the increasing sophistication of end user requirements.
BSRIA Worldwide Market Intelligence has released updated forecasts for key HVAC products that take into consideration the impact current pandemic has had on the markets.
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.
BSRIA has published the first of its series of regional reports on the Compressor market for Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. The report focuses on detailed product sales, with indications of production levels.
BSRIA Worldwide Market Intelligence suggest that verticals served by the HVAC&R sector have been hit at various levels of degree by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hotels, hospitality, restaurants and venues, have been struggling due to concerns over contracting the virus, even after they could reopen.
BSRIA’s latest studies, published in September 2020, provide the most up-to-date assessment of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on global demand of HVAC and Building Automation and Controls products.
The BSRIA China Refrigeration Market Study Report is a regular feature at the annual International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, Heating and ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage.
BSRIA has interviewed key HVAC manufacturers and distributors in 20 major world markets to report on the effects of Covid-19 in the first half of the year.
BSRIA is delighted to announce the publication of a new guide on the important topic of Handover and O&M Manuals.
Now available from BSRIA Instrument Solutions are the TSI BlueSky air pollution monitors. Each device is equipped with ability to transmit real-time data for PM2.5, PM10, temperature and relative humidity to the cloud for 24/7 remote access using Wi-Fi.
In August 2020 BSRIA will publish the first of its series of reports on the Global market for compressors used in applications such as Air Conditioning, Heat Pumps and Refrigeration. The reports cover 5 world regions: Americas, EMEA, China, Japan and Rest of Asia. One global overview report will also be issued.
As markets revive, they face challenges resulting from the COVID-19 societal and economic impact. BSRIA is undertaking regular surveys with key industry stakeholders to keep its clients and members informed on the changes.
The proposed Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety Bill build on action already taken to ensure that people feel safe in their homes, and a tragedy like the Grenfell Tower fire never happens again.
The World Health Organisation has recently published information about the airborne transmission of COVID-19. This new information further emphasises the importance of having good, effective ventilation in a building.
BSRIA welcomes the UK Government’s recent announcements on support mechanisms to kick-start the economy and deliver green change.
Water systems are found in nearly every building. These usually include domestic water systems (providing potable hot and cold water) and central heating systems. Some buildings have chilled water systems to provide space cooling. Central heating and chilled water systems are often referred to as closed loop systems.
This new US HVAC field device study covers valves, dampers, actuators, and sensors in commercial buildings worth an estimated USD 1.2 billion in 2019.
According to the latest market research by BSRIA, the global market of commercial boilers, covering outputs from 50kW to 3.7MW, was around 460 thousand units in 2019.
Heat Interface Units first appeared on the UK market around 2008, It took quite a few years for these products to overcome various installation and performance challenges but once testing and installation standards have been established the market has set on a dynamic rise.
After its longest expansion period on record, the US economy achieved its peak in February 2020 and subsequently has fallen into a downturn, as announced by the the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Business Cycle Dating Committee.
BSRIA (Building Services Research and Information Association) together with the Better Buildings Partnership, has today published the joint report: “Soft Landings: The Benefits to Commercial Property Owners.”
BSRIA Business Focused Maintenance (BFM) is a framework to help organisations make sure that maintenance of buildings ensures safe and healthy environments for workers while at the same time managing cost in a most effective way.
BSRIA believe there is a need for reliable numbers for connected devices in commercial buildings as the majority of connected devices today are audio streaming, data transfer such as fitness trackers and keyboards, home security and automation and utility metering.
Properly operating and well-maintained building services will be crucial to building operators in providing workplaces that minimise aspects of COVID-19 related health and safety hazards.
The Roadmap to Recovery will be published by the Construction Leadership Council next week and everyone in the industry can have a role to play in shaping it.
2019 has proven to be a modest year for the global structured cabling market. BSRIA research shows growth of 1.2% and the market reaching value of USD 6.8 billion in 2019 The data centre segment performed better than LAN increasing by almost 3% in 2019.
Sales of traditional water heaters averaged US$ 20.4 billion in 2019. According to the latest analysis carried out by BSRIA, the market of traditional water heating units worldwide was valued at US$20.4bn (€18.2bn) in 2019 for a volume of sales close to 101 million units.
In the period leading up to March 2020, the US has experienced its longest economic expansion on record with 128 months of growth to February 2020 boosted by fiscal stimuli in 2017 and 2018.
In recent years, we have been witnessing great enthusiasm among building owners and operators for providing physical offices that can support employee wellbeing. Improvement of indoor air quality and access to daylight are some of the wellbeing measures that have been recommended to improve the office space.
Recent publications about the poor air quality (AQ) in our towns and cities, coupled with investigations on the link between AQ and coronavirus transmission, as well as intensifying climate change lobbying are making people increasingly aware of the importance of good air quality.
BSRIA study on commercial refrigeration in the USA is providing quantitative and qualitative analysis on the market. The currently available report is analysing condensers, evaporators and heat exchangers part of the market. Another module dedicated to compressors and condensing units will be published later in 2020.
BSRIA reports 4.5 percent growth in global hydronic heat pumps sales in 2019.
BSRIA is delighted to announce the publication of a new edition of its influential guide on pre-commission cleaning of pipework systems. BG 29/2020 is the sixth edition of this popular guide, replacing BG 29/2012.
BSRIA has published a range of global Air Conditioning reports. The studies offer insight into market performance in 2019, and within the next five years. Products and technologies are analysed in the context of global and local trends’ impact, and an assessment of competitive environment is available for each market.
It is with great sadness that BSRIA records the death of Donald (Don) Leeper, who died recently due to the COVID 19 virus.