Electrical Contracting News (ECN) ECN-Nov2017 - Page 3

CONTENTS VOLUME 37 NO. 11 • NOVEMBER 2017 CONTENTS… Special features: Wiring Accessories 46 The smart home revolution is causing an increase in the appetite for smart technology. Marie Parry, marketing director at Scolmore Group, looks at whether there are enough qualifi ed electrical installers for the job and whether homeowners have really embraced the smart home. 49 For time-pressed electricians, products which prevent delays on-site arising from product damage and loss are vital. Emma Segelov, head of marketing at MK Electric, discusses the some of the new innovations which reduce these hazards. Regulars 7 Editorial Lighting up the smart home revolution. 8 Industry News The latest news from across the sector. 30 Project Focus 18 Contract News A round-up of the latest contracts. 25 Training Fire safety, new education centres and more. As London Luton Airport undergoes the biggest redevelopment in its history, Gamma Illumination explains its role in the success of Luton’s brand new multi- storey car park, part of the airport’s plans to cater for passenger growth. Cabling 51 Ellis MD Richard Shaw discusses how novel cable cleating helped the company solve installation and safety issues for the likes of Siemens, Network Rail and Balfour Beatty. 55 Graham Godfrey, brand manager of C.K tools, takes a look at the issues arising from cable routing, as identifi ed by tradespeople and electricians. 32 Competition 28 Key Issue In October, the JIB launched the new ECS Registered Electrician status. Steve Brawley, JIB chief executive, explains the reasons behind the introduction of the scheme, and the benefi ts it will offer the industry. Win an Apple Watch Series 2 courtesy of Unitrunk. 68 Company Showcase New products, promotions and services – you’ll fi nd them here. Features Energy Management 37 LuxLive 2017 Preview It’s that time of year again – ExCel London will see its doors open to host LuxLive 2017 on November 15-16. ECN takes a look at some of the highlights that will be taking place at this year’s event. 59 Stewart Langdown, business development director of CPN Lighting Control, considers the lighting control options available when it comes to making buildings smarter and saving energy. 62 LED Eco Lights’ co-founder, Saima Shafi , advises facilities management organisations on what to look for when choosing a supplier of LED lamps and luminaires. 66 Shashwat Khare, smart electrical distribution business manager at Schneider Electric, explains why ‘smart’ matters in energy management. 45 Back-lit to the future With the launc h of its 152 lm/W panel, UK manufacturer Integral LED provides some insight into the development path of LED panels, and looks ahead to the future. 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