Following on from my look back at 2019 in the last blog a number of records were broken at last year’s BCIA Annual Awards Celebration, with a particularly significant one, in my view, being the 12 bright stars competing for the Young Engineer prize. With the ability of the new generations of college leavers coming […] LEARN MORE
Mood for change
Well, what a year 2019 was! The protests by Extinction Rebellion in April and the school climate strikes led by Greta Thunberg may have divided the public’s opinion, but they certainly seem to have spurred the government into some sort of action on tackling climate change. After all the posturing, bluffing, swerving and the seemingly […] LEARN MORE
Join the #OneSmallChange conversation
Over the past month I’ve enjoyed attending a number of events in my role as BCIA President where the conversation around #OneSmallChange was shared with a variety of audiences. One such event was in collaboration with the CIBSE FM Group where we discussed the opportunities for using BEMS to further improve Maintenance activity and performance. […] LEARN MORE
Cause for celebration
I had an overwhelming feeling of pride at this year’s 2019 BCIA Awards. It was another glorious event which celebrated the stars of the building controls industry in recognition of their achievements and one that also leaves me confident that our sector is in a strong position to play its part in tackling climate change. […] LEARN MORE
Lead the Way
‘One small change’ – not a new concept but what does it mean to you? Whether it’s the ‘aggregation of marginal gains’ made famous by Team GB during the Olympics or even a pact with yourself to change a habit like taking the stairs in place of the lift, the common theme is that ‘small […] LEARN MORE
Championing young blood
According to a recent survey, over a quarter of the nation has no idea what “the cloud” is or how “cloud storage” works, but they might be able to identify cumulostratus or cumulonimbus! The poll was undertaken by Currys PC World and is an example of a modern technology that is a mystery to a […] LEARN MORE
Are you feeling the heat?
Chances are that you or someone you work alongside has had a rant about the high temperatures we’ve been experiencing of late. A summer heatwave is great if you’re by the beach of course…but the workplace is a different matter, especially if you have no air conditioning or any control over your immediate surroundings… Being […] LEARN MORE
Don’t fear innovation…embrace it!
Managing change is something we all have to do at home and at work, sometimes as a reaction to events and other times as part of strategic planning. To some, managing change comes easily, others might be more apprehensive – but both these responses are normal! With so much innovative technology ‘disrupting’ our industry and […] LEARN MORE