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Understanding building services plant life expectancies

When dealing with existing building services plant and equipment it is essential that the future life expectancy for an individual item of plant is considered and understood. To estimate the future life expectancy for items of plant and equipment it is important to consider the following: This could be achieved by undertaking a building survey…


Equipment deliveries causing you a problem. What can we do?

What’s happening out there? Global supply chain congestion ranging from parts shortages, port congestion and shipping delays is causing lengthy delays with equipment deliveries. The Building Services industry is not immune. Manufacturers worldwide are having to rethink their logistics strategies, moving from JIT (Just-in-time) and Kanban ‘LEAN’ workflow management techniques which minimise stock holdings &…


What needs to start before systems stop working?

Facility Managers often need to be jugglers too, keeping the needs of building occupants met with one hand while keeping the building manager they report to, and often the building owner, happy with the other. It can be tempting to defer reporting problems for as long as possible, while immediate demands often make long-term planning…


How does emerging technology change building systems?

Like all areas of technology, there is rapid innovation and convergence happening in the field of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. The technology is getting smarter, with mobile apps that can control HVAC systems from a central point, receive maintenance alerts and even raise work orders for maintenance. IoT, the Internet of Things,…