A beginner's guide to indoor air quality

Designed to be an easily digestible and non-technical introduction to the subject, the ‘Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Air Quality’ offers advice and guidance for employees and visitors to commercial buildings and, with so many people now working from home, includes some easy tips for optimising IAQ in residential settings.

Best Practice Design and Installation Guide, Firestopping of Service Penetrations

To assist in the design, specification and installation of building services penetrations to ensure fire compartmentation is maintained, five leading not-for-profit organisations have developed a Best Practice Design and Installation Guide, Firestopping of Service Penetrations.

Guide to Embodied Carbon in Building Services

Actuate UK has welcomed the publication of guidance from Actuate UK member CIBSE that outlines the assessment of embodied carbon for products that deliver mechanical, electrical and public health (MEP) systems.

Constructing Excellence & Actuate UK Project Bank Accounts Report

Project Bank Accounts (PBAs) are ring-fenced accounts from which payments are made directly and simultaneously by the client to all parties in the supply chain and it is an effective mechanism for facilitating fair paying in the construction supply chain. This report, put together with Constructing Excellence, shows PBAs usage acress the UK and answers the most common questions.

Survey Report: UK skills-base ill-equipped for Net Zero

The Skills4Climate Industry Survey, which surveyed a range of businesses in the electrotechnical and engineering services sector, showed that despite overwhelming support from respondents (88 per cent) for a green UK economic recovery following the coronavirus crisis, a quarter (25 per cent) said they would struggle to find workers with the necessary ‘green’ skills to meet demand.

Topic Guide to Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air pollution can have a negative impact on our health depending on the contaminant concentration & exposure time. This topic and updated guide to indoor air quality (IAQ) describes its importance, effects on health, the most common contaminants and their exposure limits, how to measure them, the role of ventilation and the law. It is aimed at facilities managers, building owners, building occupiers, and anyone else who needs a basic understanding of the topic.

Member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement)

Member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement)

Actuate UK is a supporter member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement). SSIP is committed to ensure reduction in health and safety assessment costs and bureaucracy in the supply chain, by making cross-recognition between member schemes as effective as possible. There are currently in excess of 74,000 suppliers registered with an SSIP Member Scheme and this information is readily accessible via the SSIP Portal

A 12 Easy Step Guide to Setting Up a Project Bank Account in Wales

This guide provides construction clients and members of the supply
chain with 12 simple steps to set up Project Bank Accounts (PBAs) on all appropriate construction & infrastructure projects in Wales. It has been prepared by Actuate UK & other members of the Welsh Construction Forum to ensure PBAs can be established as quickly and as easily as possible to safeguard payments during the course of a project.

New Procurement Note on sourcing building materials in Wales

Welsh Government (working with Actuate UK amongst other organisations) has issued a new Procurement Policy Note (WPPN 09/21) to advise public sector bodies on sourcing building materials for construction projects in Wales, due to the current market pressures. The Note is available below:

Actuate UK consultation response to BEIS review of payment practices reporting

Actuate UK members of the Business policy group welcomed the opportunity to respond to the BEIS Statutory review of the Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017. This response was submitted on 4 February 2022

Net Zero Carbon Building Guide

This guide is published by the Net Zero Building Centre, a joint venture between BSRIA and London South Bank University and it is free to downlowd. It defines the terminology of net zero and its implications for the built environment. It outlines the key issues in the design and performance of buildings.