Jock Simpson was last week (October 13) given a Lifetime Achievement Award by SELECT, the campaigning trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland.The award recognises that, over a long and distinguished career, Simpson has been at the heart of the energy and electrical industries and his expertise, wisdom and experience have had a beneficial effect on many people's lives.

AEI Cables has added a further service to its portfolio to more closely collaborate with building designers.

The electrical software provided through Amtech means designers can adapt their specifications more easily for each specific project.

The Association of Technical Lightning and Access Specialists (Atlas) 2016 Accident Survey shows the fantastic safety standards achieved by its members. No fatalities were recorded for the eighth consecutive year and only one reportable injury, meaning the incidence rate for all types of accidents was the lowest ever recorded at 1,053 per 100,000 workers. This is also shown in the accident frequency rate (hours worked per accident), which also decreased to the lowest ever recorded, meaning ATLAS members worked 167,466 hours without an accident. 

Sontay has announced its managing director, Sandy Damm, has been appointed to the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Management Committee 

UK Construction Week opens on Tuesday, and will bring together a wide spectrum of the construction trade together over three days at the NEC Birmingham (10-12 October). Ahead of the event, UK Construction Week conducted a Brexit survey from over 2,500 industry leaders. The survey canvassed architects, contractors, SME builders, surveyors, engineers, local authorities and many more. 

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and ITN Productions have launched a news and current affairs-style programme ‘Engineering the Next Generation,’ which explores the challenges, careers and future of modern engineering in the UK.

Certsure has joined the likes of BMW, Virgin and Sainsbury’s by successfully becoming a member of the Institute of Customer Services. (ICS) 

 ICS is a membership organisation that works with brands to improve the overall customer experience. It provides an individual assessment of an organisation’s culture and approach to customer service. 

Commenting on the prime minister’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Julia Evans, chief executive, Bsria said: 

“In an attempt to fix Britain’s housing crisis, the prime minister announced the party will meet its manifesto pledge with a “major boost” to renew the building of council and social housing “desperately needed”, with an allocation of £2bn. This takes the total budget for affordable housing up to almost £9bn.

Gira UK’s business development manager, David Edwards, has sadly passed away.

 Having worked for Gira UK since January 2013, David Edwards regrettably passed away at the age of 50 on Sunday, 1 October 2017.

Flexible conduit systems from Flexicon will be protecting critical power and data cabling for the ten new Elizabeth line stations.

Daniel Tokoro, senior project engineer and package manager for the Electrical Installation for NG Bailey at Farringdon station said: “Power and data is vital for operational efficiency and critical safety systems. Cable protection is important not just from day one but for the lifetime of the installation.”

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