Resources

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 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.