Electrical Contracting News (ECN) March 2017 - Page 3

VOLUME 37 NO. 03 • MARCH 2017 CONTENTS… Regulars 04 Editorial Smart objectives. 06 Industry News Latest developments in the electrical contracting industry. 12 Contract News The pick of the latest projects and agreements. 18 Key Issue Clive Johnson of the Health in Construction Leadership Group highlights the effects of mental ill health in the workplace. 21 Training Skills and qualifications news. 24 Project Focus Russell Drury discovers how Dextra Lighting helped to provide a sustainable and safe sports environment at a brand new leisure centre. 26 Competition Win a Fitbit Tracker courtesy of Scolmore. 55 Company Showcase The latest products, developments and announcements from manufacturers and suppliers. Special features: Security 34 37 Matt Parton of ESP provides the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on the subject of CCTV. Tim Biddulph of Hanwha Techwin Europe discusses the advancements in video analytics and the benefits they can offer to end users. UPS & power distribution 40 42 CONTENTS dormakaba’s Paul Adams offers an overview of the access control market and looks at the areas to address to ensure a secure and robust solution is in place. Russell Drury takes a look at some of the latest security products on the market. Features 28 ED&I Expo Farhaan Mirza of the Electrical Contractors’ Association looks ahead to this year’s big event. 30 Digital developments Scott Chesworth of RAM Tracking explains how contractors can harness available technologies to increase profit margins. 32 Apprenticeships Find out how Sam Jones’ dad helped her choose a career as an electrician. 45 48 Gary Buckingham of Schneider Electric explains how the use of smart devices can enable facility managers to mitigate potential risks such as power outages. Scott Bailey of Eaton UK offers some practical advice on what contractors should be looking for when selecting and specifying PDUs. 50 52 Matt Collins of ide Systems highlights the importance of reliable power distribution systems at large public events. Jonathan Morley of Secure Power provides the key questions for an electrical contractor when choosing a UPS system. GROUP EDITOR RUSSELL DRURY T: 01353 616105 E: russell@allthingsmedialtd.com BUSINESS SUPPORT ADMINISTRATOR CAROL GYLBY T: 01634 673163 E: carol@allthingsmedialtd.com NEWS EDITOR CLAIRE FLETCHER T: 01353 616112 E: claire.fletcher@allthingsmedialtd.com MANAGING DIRECTOR DAVID KITCHENER T: 01634 673163 E: david@allthingsmedialtd.com The editor and publishers do not necessarily agree with the views expressed by contributors nor do they accept responsibility for any errors in the transmission of the subject matter in this publication. In all matters the editor’s decision is final. Editorial contributions to ECN are welcomed, and the editor reserves the right to alter or abridge text prior to the publication. Published monthly by All Things Media Ltd., Suite 14, 6-8 Revenge Road, Lordswood, Kent ME5 8UD Tel: 01634 673163 Fax: 01634 673173 Overseas Subscription Rates: Europe £60.00; Rest of World £70.00 Copyright © 2016, All rights reserved Printed by Pensord, Tram Road, Pontilanfraith, Blackwood, NP12 2YA GROUP ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER KELLY BYNE T: 01634 673163 E: kelly@allthingsmedialtd.com STUDIO MANAGER BEN BRISTOW T: 01634 673163 E: ben@allthingsmedialtd.com DESIGNER JON APPLETON T: 01353 616114 E: jon@allthingsmedialtd.com @ElecConNews www.electricalcontractingnews.co.uk PUBLISHING DIRECTOR ALAN GOODES T: 01634 673163 E: alan@allthingsmedialtd.com ACCOUNTS T: 01634 673163 E: accounts@allthingsmedialtd.com Average net circulation Ist January 2016 to 30th June 2016: 10,016 ECN charity of choice