Understanding Smoke Control in Buildings
Smoke exhaust systems provide a means of increasing occupant evacuation time from a space affected by fire and smoke.
We Need to Talk About Security
By multiple accounts, it’s become apparent that cyber-crime pays.
Smart Windows Will Slash HVAC Costs
In the old days, many homes and businesses had relatively few and small windows.
Hundreds Face Chaos Over UK Towers Fire
Hundreds of residents of a London housing estate have found their lives thrown into chaos after their tower blocks were evacuated amid safety fears linked to...
Cladding Maker in London Tower Blaze Gave Caveat
The maker of the panels used to clad the London tower block where at least 30 people died in a fire this week advised customers against...
London Block Warnings Ignored
An action group at a west London tower block ravaged by fire have said their warnings fell on "deaf ears" after highlighting safety concerns about the...
Mould and Mildew Indoors: Terminology, Viability and Monitoring
When describing a black or white patch developing on a wall, ceiling or floor in our building, should we say that it’s “mould” that’s causing these...
Building Automation Starts to Realise its Promise
Building automation systems have been around for a few years now, and have been touted as a sort of “Star Wars” technology that run buildings automatically...
We Must Lift Its Game on Indoor Air Quality
In his younger years, Rick Fedrizzi would become sleepy at his office at around 3 pm each day.
Japan Quake Kills 44, Hits Power Supply
The death toll from a powerful earthquake in northern Japan last week has risen to 44, with 660 injured, the government says, as electricity supply remained...
ASCE Updates Standard in Seismic Zones
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently updated its guidelines for retrofits in earthquake-prone areas. The ASCE/Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) 41-17, Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit...