Electrical Contracting News (ECN) June 2016 - Page 3

CONTENTS VOLUME 36 NO. 06 • JUNE 2016 SPECIAL FEATURE: 22 Project Focus Russell Drury talks to CF Roberts about its work at Cheltenham Racecourse. RENEWABLES & SUSTAINABILITY 5 Industry News 38 Chris Stammers at Dimplex believes the need for 9 Contract News All the latest news, views, events and industry information. investment in the private rented sector could signal an opportunity for electrical contractors. Who is putting what in where. 42 Dr Alex Mardapittas of Powerstar discusses voltage 12 Lighting Projects optimisation and its benefits for businesses. 26 Wiring accessories Marie Parry of Scolmore takes a look at the current state of the wiring accessories sector. 29 Cable ties Vs cleats Richard Shaw of Ellis explains why stainless steel cable ties shouldn’t be confused with cable cleats manufactured from the same material. High profile case studies from the lighting sector. 47 Extensive product information. 14 Editorial Smart thinking. 16 Key Issue David Cowburn of NAPIT Certification explains the role of the new Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) Scheme. 19 Training Skills and qualifications news. 24 Competition 32 Cut-out fuses Jim O’Neil of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) looks at how to solve the cutout fuse debacle. 34 Industry trends Kevin Norman at Newey & Eyre outlines some of the latest solutions that adhere to Amendment 3. 36 LED lighting Imran Hussain at Multibrands International explains why LEDs are one of the best options for sustainable living. Win an Xbox One bundle courtesy of Unitrunk. EASY TO FIT TICKS THE BOX EVERY TIME! Exclusive electrical products for professionals ECNS ETF 05.05.16.indd 1 03 Contents.indd 3 05/05/2016 09:52 12/05/2016 10:03