Electrical Contracting News (ECN) ECN-Nov2017 - Page 26

TRAINING UNIVERSITY OF DERBY STEM CENTRE GETS ROYAL RECEPTION The University of Derby’s new £12m Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) centre was offi cially opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex on Wednesday September 27. The new 4,200 sqm STEM centre, part funded by a £5m grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), provides an extension of computer studios and specialist facilities for engineering, technology and computing students. It has been specially designed to enhance applied practical teaching in mechanical, motorsport, manufacturing and civil engineering to support the University’s new programmes, while upgrading and extending facilities for electrical and electronics engineering and computer networking. The centre, based at the University’s Markeaton Street site, opened its doors to students this month, allowing them to benefi t from solutions-focused and industry-linked projects, and enabling them to develop the technical and professional skills required for their careers after graduation. The building, designed by architects CPMG and built by contractor Willmott Dixon, was constructed to meet Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) ‘Very Good’ standard, and the architectural design enhances and complements the landscape between the two buildings. His Royal Highness was given a tour of the building, and met with staff, students and representatives from industry before unveiling a plaque to commemorate the opening. 20 NEW ‘ECS CHECK’ SERVICE LAUNCHED BY THE JIB A new system that allows clients and main contractors to verify the skills of electrical staff has been launched by the JIB. ECS Check is an online portal that provides instant information on the ECS cardholder status of those personnel sent to work on any particular site. Electrical contractors can also use the system to showcase their workforce during tenders or projects, highlighting the skills and qualifi cations of their team. This new service, available across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, has been introduced to give clients confi dence that their contracts are being carried out by fully qualifi ed electrical personnel. It complements the launch of the new ECS Registered Electrician status, also launched by the JIB in October, to recognise electricians who are qualifi ed to both NVQ Level 3 and the current edition of the Wiring Regulations. All eligible ECS cardholders are being notifi ed of the opportunity to become an ECS Registered Electrician. Applicants must sign up to a Code of Professional Practice, which includes a commitment to Continuing Professional Development. For more information, turn to this month’s Key Issue on page 28. meridian Lighting UFO High Bay Fittings Features & Benefits Pure aluminium heatsink Quality branded LED chip / Meanwell HBG-100 n Up to 115-135m/W n Input Voltage: 90-305VAC NEW FOR n Power Factor: >0.95 2017 n CRI: Ra80 n IP Grade: IP65 n Lifespan: 40,000H at 50° ambient temperature n Working Temperature: -40 - 50° n Certified: UL / DLC / TUV / SAA / PSE n n SMD UFO200LED Angle 120° Dedicated High Bay Fittings Meridian Lighting by CED 44-48 Freshwater Road, Dagenham, Essex RM8 1RX (United Kingdom) Telephone. 020 8503 8500 Facsimile. 020 8503 8900 www.ced-elec.co.uk | info@ced-elec.co.uk Spare Reflector Options also available Check out our LED Lighting Catalogue NEW for 2017 Suitable for :- ‘Warehouses & Factories’