It has been announced that Liz Male, chair of quality mark TrustMark, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s New Year 2015 Honours List. This award is in recognition of her long term services to construction and consumer protection. James Hunt reports:
The Business Minister has announced new £50m fund for UK waste infrastructure during a visit to a new advanced-technology waste-to-energy plant. This fund, from the Green Investment Bank (GIB), will support projects that use waste wood to generate electricity. By James Hunt:
A project to upgrade lighting in the gallery spaces at the National Portrait Gallery has made full use of Lumicom’s luminaire disposal services to ensure that all end-of-life fixtures were disposed of responsibly.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that it will publish a new Code of Practice for Connected Systems Integration in Buildings, expected in 2016. This will help to ensure that engineers’ skills and knowledge are up-to-date with constantly evolving building systems:
BS 7671: 2008 (2015), the long awaited Amendment 3 to the 17th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations, is now in force - effective from January 1st 2015. There will be a six month transition period where electrical contractors can install to Amendment 2 or Amendment 3, after which it will be a requirement that all electrical installations...