On July 1st 2017 a new and mandatory ruling with respect to making a cable’s fire related properties publically available came into force, but rather than diving straight into the specifics it may be more useful to start with something of an overview of how and why it came to be. The burning question (no pun intended) has to be whether there will be an immediate impact on the UK’s construction industry?
In September last year new regulations were brought into effect in Scotland. These regulations relate to the energy performance of large non-domestic buildings, and what can be done to improve them.
If you’re involved in the ‘bricks & mortar’ side of the building industry, be it design, specification, procurement, construction, facilities management etc. it’s fair to say that you’ll find yourself at the sharp end of BIM. Some practices have already picked up the baton and are actively introducing it as their preferred option.
ESOS is the UK Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme. The mandatory energy assessment scheme applies to any UK company that has 250 or more employees, or has an annual turnover of more than €50 million.