Global Food Supplier Upgrades Wastewater Treatment at UK Plant

Griffith Foods has selected WCS Environmental Engineering technology to enhance the wastewater treatment process at its UK site in Wincanton, Somerset. The supplier of seasonings, coatings, sauce, dressings and butter portions to the food industry which defines its corporate mission as to “blend care and creativity to nourish the world”, required its previous onsite water…


Safety with Electrically-controlled Escape Doors

Abloy UK has launched a new RIBA-approved CPD course, explaining the requirements of EN 13637:2015 for electrically controlled exit systems for use on escape doors and how to achieve safe electrically controlled escape doors. The course explores EN 13637, which was adopted by BSI in August 2015. The standard covers the application of electrical controls…


Fighting Modern Slavery in Scotland

Two of the biggest names in the Scottish energy sector and a global life sciences business have joined the Scotland Against Modern Slavery movement. SSE plc, one of the UK’s leading low-carbon energy company, Wood, a global leader in consulting and engineering, and Charles River Laboratories, the drug discovery and development experts, have signed up…

Case Studies

Case Study: Access Control Upgrade at University of St Andrews

Abloy UK, Aspex and Johan Doors have worked in collaboration to provide the University of St Andrews with a compliant access control solution for the £12 million refurbishment of Younger Hall which is used for graduation ceremonies. Located in the centre of St Andrews, the venue is named after James and Annie Younger, local philanthropists…


Green Light for Factory Rebuild Following Fire?

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA), questions recent press reports of planning permission being granted for a manufacturer to rebuild premises destroyed by a fire.  An unsprinklered manufacturing facility in Kidderminster destroyed by a major fire in 2021 will now be rebuilt, or so the newspapers report. One could think that this…

Net Zero

Accelerating the Race to Net Zero

Johnson Controls has announced a collaboration with 3Degrees which helps organisations around the world achieve renewable energy and decarbonisation goals. The new collaboration aims to accelerate building owners’ and operators’ progress toward net zero by leveraging 3Degrees’ large-scale environmental commodity solutions, including Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) transactions, long-term renewable energy procurement, carbon credit portfolio management, transportation…


Summer School: A Fire Safety Curriculum

As educational facilities revel in a summertime of empty hallways and classrooms, Sue Corrick, EMEA Product Manager at Allegion UK, explains why it’s the perfect time to assess fire door hardware. The great British summertime has arrived, known for its quintessential rainy days, packed out beach fronts and extended educational term breaks. By the time…


The Haunting Impact of Decisions Past

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) revisits a fire in a commercial laundry facility in the United Kingdom to argue building operators must look beyond current safety regulations. Recent years have highlighted the impact of design decisions on fire safety during the construction of buildings and the ensuing need for remediation. It…

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