Electrical Contracting News (ECN) April 2017 - Page 3

CONTENTS VOLUME 37 NO. 04 • APRIL 2017 CONTENTS… Regulars 03 Editorial Welcome, Mr President (not that one). 06 Industry News News, views and developments. 16 Contract News What is being installed – and where? 22 Key Issue The ECA’s Paul Reeve and Certsure’s Alan Wells discuss the future of electrical contracting. 27 Training Apprenticeships, awards and courses. 32 Project Focus Claire Fletcher reports on Hamilton- Litestat’s work at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa. 34 Competition Win a Fitbit Tracker courtesy of ESP. 75 Company Showcase The latest products, developments and announcements from manufacturers and suppliers. Special features: Fire detection & safety 41 44 46 Cable management 48 50 Tyco’s Peter Lackey takes a look at the challenges facing the fire suppression industry. Martyn Walley of Aico looks at the latest technology in carbon monoxide alarms. Paul Pope of Apollo Fire Detectors explains the problems posed by counterfeit fire detection devices. Emma Segelov of MK Electric explains why quality is key when it comes to choosing the right cable management solution. Tim Brown of Unitrunk explores the issues surrounding IP4X standards compliance. Lighting 52 54 Paul Gretton of Legrand has some simple top tips to consider during specification. Alan Darlow of Pemsa UK tackles the issue of zinc whiskers in data centre environments. Features 57 60 62 Edward Lees of Feilo Sylvania explains why electrical contractors should take advantage of smart lighting controls. Focus on the lumens, rather than the watts. Simon Miles of Carbon8lighting explains why. Saima Shafi of LED Eco Lights discusses why integrating controls into LED lamps can multiply the energy efficiencies. 68 70 Andrew Gooding, technical and compliance manager at Integral LED, looks at the advancements in fire rated downlights. Russell Drury looks at some of the latest lighting products on the market. 24 ED&I Expo David Kitchener, MD at All Things Media, explains his reasons for launching the ED&I Expo. 38 Electrical renovations Luke Czerpak of Eaton Electrical looks at the issues involved in the electrical makeover of a heritage property. 65 Tommi Raivisto and Lars Hellström of Helvar explain why a hybrid connectivity solution of wired and wireless lighting controls is the optimal solution in commercial real estate. The Estimating Specialists UK & IRELAND’S LEADING ESTIMATING SERVICE We specialise in providing timely, cost-effective estimates for Electrical & Mechanical companies throughout the UK, Ireland & Worldwide. Call 0800 052 6115 to speak with us today. www.hotcost.co.uk client@hotcost.co.uk