Electrical Contracting News (ECN) July 2017 - Page 3

CONTENTS VOLUME 37 NO. 07 • JULY 2017 CONTENTS… Special features: Fire detection & Safety 34 Rex Taylor at Kidde Safety unravels the current tangle of requirements and guidance for smoke, heat and CO alarms in housing, exposing opportunities for electrical contractors. 36 Neil Baldwin of ESP highlights the importance of staying up to date with the latest EN54-23 product standard. 39 Kevin Mears of Kentec Electronics looks at the advantages offered by advanced smart technology. 42 Jasmina Prill of HellermannTyton explains why metal cable clips should become best practice for industry. Regulars 05 Editorial Feeling blue or seeing red? 06 Industry News News, views and developments. 12 ED&I Expo An update on the new national show for contractors and installers. 14 Contract News Crompton Lamps lights up new retail and leisure complex. 24 Project Focus Russell Drury takes a detailed look at the work carried out by Design Plus Light for a rooftop terrace and garden in Kensington. 26 Competition 20 Key Issue NAPIT’s Frank Bertie discusses the Electrical Installation Safety Record Summary. Win a Sonos speaker set courtesy of Timeguard. 63 Company Showcase 22 Training CEDIA opens new education facility. The latest products, developments and announcements from manufacturers and suppliers. Features Charles Smith of Apollo Fire Detectors explains how technology can improve fi re detection and help avoid false alarms. Home automation & Intelligent buildings 46 Steve Martin of the Electrical Contractors’ Association explains why cyber security is rising up the agenda in electrical contracting. 48 Andy Douglas of Timeguard explains why everyone can now join in with the Internet of Things. 50 Mark Redfern of Wieland Electric discusses the benefi ts of taking a smarter approach to the basic infrastructure elements of smart buildings. 28 Interview Former England footballer Stuart Pearce talks exclusively to ECN about his early years as an electrician. 54 Marie Parry of Scolmore examines what is driving growth and the opportunities for contractors in the home automation market. 56 Matt Nimmons of CEDIA outlines the fundamentals electrical contractors need to be aware of when entering the home integration industry. 60 Vicki Leslie of ECIS looks at what employers can do to provide a working environment that supports the health of employees and helps cuts sickness absence levels. Insurance 30 Ingress protection With the spectre of milder and wetter winters in the future, Tim Creedon of Flexicon examines why much of the nation’s cable protection may not be able to cope. 44 58 32 Interview Part two of ECN’s exclusive Q&A with Tony Greig of Legrand. Phil Cowell of IFM Select, discusses the pressures the Insurance Premium Tax will place on UK businesses. 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