The latest quarterly sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, sponsored by Scolmore, has revealed up to eight out of ten engineering services organisations say they typically receive payment more than 30 days after the due date. This comes despite over half (56%) of buyers inserting under-30-day payment clauses in their contracts.
Reanna Evans of NG Bailey has been named as the CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year 2018 and Elementa as the CIBSE Employer of the Year.
Evans was selected from a shortlist of eight finalists and Elementa came out on top after six firms reached the final stage of the CIBSE Young Engineers’ Awards sponsored by Andrews Water Heaters; Kingspan Industrial Insulation, Swegon Group and the CIBSE Patrons.
Led by the Gadget Show’s Georgie Barrat, a selection of photos have been chosen to challenge public misconceptions of engineering.
To celebrate Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has today announced the winners of its annual photography competition in a bid to challenge misconceptions of engineering and demonstrate the ingenuity, breadth and vibrancy of the profession.
ABB i-bus KNX technology is being used to maintain optimum conditions for guests at the new Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi. The temperature, ventilation and even the operation of glass heating in 71 glass igloos from luxurious Finnish hotelier, Santa’s Hotels, are being individually controlled with ABB i-bus KNX technology.
David Sutcliffe has been appointed as the new sector head for automotive for Siemens Digital Factory in the UK.
Following a period of rapid growth within the sector, Sutcliffe, who has been with Siemens for over 20 years, will be responsible for the development and implementation of the business strategy to drive further growth in the automotive market.
The stigma around mental health issues is one of the biggest silent killers in the electrical sector, but you have the power to change this by donating just £1 to the Electrical Industries Charity’s (EIC) powerLottery. powerLottery is EIC’s number one fundraising stream which helps to save and improve the lives of those who are currently struggling from mental health problems and are in need of support to help them look forward to a brighter future.
This year Danfoss Drives is celebrating two anniversaries for its’ VLT and Vacon brands. It’s 50 years since the Danfoss VLT 5 Drive was launched, being the worlds’ first mass-produced AC Drive and 25 years since Vacon was founded, originally under the name of Vaasa Control. To celebrate this event the company is running a competition to find the oldest drives still in service.
Scotland’s energy minister, Paul Wheelhouse MSP (pictured), yesterday took a demonstration tour aboard the Sea Puffin, the world’s first 'daughter craft' based on Surface-Effect-Ship technology. This innovative design uses air cushion technology to dampen out motions in rough seas, enhancing comfort for crew and passengers. This allows for improved access to offshore wind turbines in harsh weather conditions, at the same time saving fuel consumption.