Flyability Launches Indoor LiDAR Drone for Industry 4.0

Flyability has unveiled Elios 3, a collision-tolerant drone equipped with a LiDAR sensor for indoor 3D mapping. Powered by a new SLAM engine called FlyAware™, the new drone is capable of creating 3D models in the air and is being supported by a new versionfo the company’s software for inspectors, Inspector 4.0. Flyability was a…


Honeywell Launches Connected Forge Warehouse Solution

Honeywell Forge Connected Warehouse, the latest enhancement to the company’s enterprise performance management software solution, promises to assist customers accelerating the digital transformation of their operations. Launched as part of the technology supplier’s Spring 2022 solutions’ offering, the solution is being promoted for its ability to help organizations simplify operations and lower costs by providing…


A Practical Guide to Fire Doors

26.11.2021, 13:31 A Practical Guide to Fire Doors With poor specification, installation and maintenance of fire doorsets often resulting in devastating consequences, David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, provides advice to facilities managers on fire safety system selection.   Fire safety is paramount and a consideration…


Why a New Approach to Construction Defect Minimisation is Imperative

20.08.2021, 16:47 Why a New Approach to Construction Defect Minimisation is Imperative Defective construction is estimated to cost the UK construction industry at least £20 billion annually in direct and indirect charges. Some 40 per cent of all defects are identified as originating from decisions made on-site during the construction phase of a project (source: Even…


Saving an Oil Refinery US $250,000 in Inspection Fees

Premium Inspection & Testing (PIT) has performed a first-of-a-kind internal coke drum inspection of an oil refinery in Texas using drone technology combined in combination with manned rope access. Scaffolding is typically used to allow inspectors up-close access, however, because of the cost and time requirements associated with erecting and dismantling it, personnel at the…


GSSI Upgrades Concrete Inspection Solution

26.02.2021, 06:18 GSSI Upgrades Concrete Inspection Solution Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc., has updated the StructureScan™ Mini XT all-in-one GPR concrete inspection system to include a new version of its software and a newly designed survey wheel for the Palm XT antenna. The compact StructureScan Mini XT platform is designed for locating rebar, conduits, post-tension cables,…


LEEA Academy Awards

11.01.2021, 17:05 LEEA Academy Awards The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) presented its Academy Awards for 2020 during a special Zoom event on the morning of 17 December 2020. The annual awards scheme acknowledges students who have achieved the highest of standards in learning and development, and is an important contributor to LEEA’s drive towards…


Making Time for Life Safety Systems

25.11.2020, 13:06 Making Time for Life Safety Systems Karen Trigg, Allegion UK Business Development Manager, explains why properties vacated during lockdown present ideal opportunities for performing statutory fire and safety inspections. Regular building maintenance has and always will be a fundamental part of a facilities manager role. Work can sometimes feel continuous, ensuring everything from…


Hand Inspection Cabinet for Schools

17.07.2020, 09:59 Hand Inspection Cabinet for Schools UK educational equipment supplier HBS Group is distributing Daro UV System’s hand inspection cabinet into schools and nurseries. The unit features a striking visual design to attract attention, and relies on ‘safe’ Ultraviolet light and light-responsive Glitterbug lotion to highlight areas where handwashing should be improved. After applying…


Industry Veteran to Lead TÜV SÜD Lift Inspection Service

13.05.2020, 12:46 Industry Veteran to Lead TÜV SÜD Lift Inspection Service TÜV SÜD has appointed Michael Hargreaves as Technical Director of its new Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) inspection service. Hargreaves has more than two decades of experience in the elevator sector. He joins TÜV SÜD from test and inspection specialist, Bureau Veritas…


Losing Sleep Over Fire Safety Compliance

05.09.2019, 17:12 Losing Sleep Over Fire Safety Compliance Karen Trigg considers statutory fire safety precautions required of specialist accommodation providers, including sheltered housing operators and landlords responsible for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in the UK.   For landlords, providing residents with a safe environment is key. For residents living in specialised settings, such as…

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