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Industry discussion sets the scene for UK Construction Week

03 June 2016

A gathering of industry experts discussed the ongoing issues impacting on the building services industry, with many reference points for the FM sector, as part of the build up to the UK Construction Week.

Chaired by PFM editor Dennis Flower, a variety of topics ranging from the shortage of skilled people, the industry's image and the gap between design aspirations and actual energy performance within new buildings dominated the discussion.

Solutions included more recognition of the benefits of regular training, increased focus on commissioning to ensure that equipment works correctly and engaging with the government's Soft Landings approach to hand over buildings at the end of projects.

Taking part in the discussion were BREEAM technical director Alan Yates, CIPHE director of external affairs Roger Webb, Certsure chief executive officer Emma Clancy, FETA president Graham Wright, Heat Pump Association president Mike Nankivell, Cundall engineer Alexandra Logan, Kingspan technical services manager Carl Davison and Airflower managing director Alan Siggins.

The event was hosted by HVAC 2016, one of the elements within the UK Construction Week exhibition which will be held at Birmingham's NEC from 18-20 October.

PFM is a media partner of the event and editor Dennis Flower will chair the day's presentations within the Seminar Theatre on 19 October.

Video coverage of the discussion and further information is available at

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