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  • IR35 and UK Tax Reform

    IR35 and UK Tax Reform

    IR35. If you’ve never seen this code, it probably looks as meaningless as it does harmless. But don’t be misled. If you’re an MEP professional and you’re used to subcontracting for a large company to

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  • Energy Efficiency In the 18th Edition, Explained

    Energy Efficiency In the 18th Edition, Explained

    With the 18th Edition wiring regulations (BS7671,18th) approaching, and energy efficiency included, it has become one truly hot topic. This blog discusses what electricians in the UK need to know abou

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  • Rotating Skyscraper in Dubai Must Have BIM

    Rotating Skyscraper in Dubai Must Have BIM

    Building principles go back centuries but architecture is always evolving. Physical laws remain but sometimes an innovation arises, making us rethink the realms of possibility— the rotating skyscraper

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  • When Robots Deliver

    When Robots Deliver

    We’re living in an automated world, and robots are no longer science fiction— they’re increasingly science fact. Most tech comes with a downside, and surely you’ve read predictions about the impact of

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  • 18th Edition Intro: What Electrical Designers and Electricians Need to Know

    18th Edition Intro: What Electrical Designers and Electricians Need to Know

    Details of the 18th Edition are subject to change up to the final publication of the regulations, but here we present some of the changes and what we know about the so far.

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  • Real or Fake Poll/Quiz

    Real or Fake Poll/Quiz

    Real or Fake? Test Your MEP Industry Knowledge. Find out how well you know the MEP industry.

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  • When Your Supply Chain Goes Wrong: From KFC to Construction

    When Your Supply Chain Goes Wrong: From KFC to Construction

    What happens when a supply chain of any size, such as the one at KFC, goes wrong? You can’t help but wonder what led to it happening, and if valuable lessons have been learnt.

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  • Top Jobs in Construction for 2018

    Top Jobs in Construction for 2018

    Construction workers are needed like never before— and with the resource shortage across the globe, there is no better time to consider construction jobs. Here are the top construction jobs in the UK

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  • Fallout of Carillion: What it Means to Subcontractors

    Fallout of Carillion: What it Means to Subcontractors

    You will no doubt be aware of – and might well have felt the effects of – the collapse of Carillion. When the facilities management and construction services company went into liquidation in January

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  • Tracking the Real Cost of Your Construction Project [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Tracking the Real Cost of Your Construction Project [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The method you use to manage tools and equipment can impact your bottom line. This infographic walks through how to track the real costs of your construction project.

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  • Five Famous People Who Used to be Plumbers

    Five Famous People Who Used to be Plumbers

    There's an astonishing number of household names that were skilled labourers before they went on to success in their respective fields. Here are some of the most notable former plumbers.

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  • Five Famous People Who Used to be Electricians

    Five Famous People Who Used to be Electricians

    Many individuals who've gone on to be famous in other fields began their working life by apprenticing as an electrician. Here are five famous people who used to be electricians.

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  • How digital technology is revolutionising our industry

    How digital technology is revolutionising our industry

    Russell Stilwell, Founder & MD at RSE Technologies, is an advocate for emerging construction technology. Here, he shares his thoughts on what this means for the MEP sector and those working within it.

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  • What if history had BIM? Part Two: The Great Pyramids

    What if history had BIM? Part Two: The Great Pyramids

    The great pyramids in Egypt are considered to be among mankind's greatest achievements. Their construction during the ancient past only makes them more impressive. So what if history had BIM?

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  • Immigration and Construction

    Immigration and Construction

    Free movement of labour is beneficial to business and to some degree this has followed on from globalisation. Here we look at the benefits immigration has on the construction industry.

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  • The Lowdown on LOD: A brief guide

    The Lowdown on LOD: A brief guide

    LOD stands for Levels of Definition, however, with other terms like Level of Information and Level of Detail floating around, it can be difficult to work out how these terms all fit together.

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  • Retrospective Design: Why are electrical installations non-compliant?

    Retrospective Design: Why are electrical installations non-compliant?

    When initially installed it would have been designed to the standards of the day. However, as changes are made to the installation, this documentation is rarely updated and maintained.

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  • Retrospective Design: Why it's important to examine electrical installations

    Retrospective Design: Why it's important to examine electrical installations

    Non-compliant installations may not only carry significant risk of loss of life or limb, but also be a cause of expensive equipment damage, supply failure, downtime and business financial loss.

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  • Five ways to build return business

    Five ways to build return business

    Return business is good for your bottom line and is therefore important to you. Use this list to give your operations a check-up and highlight any areas that need to be adjusted.

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  • Creating a 3D CAD Model from a Laser Scanned Point Cloud

    Creating a 3D CAD Model from a Laser Scanned Point Cloud

    Aric Stott, Instructor of CAD & Field Solutions for Trimble MEP, give us a high level overview of how to create a 3D Model using a point cloud from a 3D Laser Scanner.

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