Electrical Contracting News (ECN) May 2016 - Page 3

CONTENTS 26 LED innovation Paul Davidson of Aurora sets out some benchmarks for designing lighting schemes and selecting LED products. VOLUME 36 NO. 05 • MAY 2016 SPECIAL FEATURE: 5 Industry News 22 Project Focus All the latest news, views, events and industry information. 9 Contract News Russell Drury talks to Marco about its work at the University of Oxford. 25 Competition Who is putting what in where. 12 Lighting Projects High profile case studies from the lighting sector. Jeremy Roberts at SONA looks at how sensing technology is helping drive the mains smoke alarm market towards a simplified alternative. 45 Chris Massey at ESP highlights the latest legislation affecting the fire and security sector and looks at the implications for electrical contractors. 48 53 Rex Taylor of Kidde Safety demystifies the new requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in housing. 30 Apprenticeships – Trainer and trainee ECN talks to Michelle Moylan at DCET and Jack England at Ford Electrical in order to find out what life is like on opposite sides of the training fence. FIRE DETECTION & SECURITY 42 Win two Sonos Play 1 wireless speaker systems courtesy of Greenbrook Electrical. 32 Wholesaler Q&A ECN speaks to Gloucestershire based wholesaler Rifina as part of a new series of interviews with smaller electrical distributors. 14 Editorial 35 Power distribution Adult material. Steve Marr at Legrand UK takes a look at the emerging technologies challenging traditional oil transformers. 17 Key Issue Iain Macdonald of NET looks at all of the latest apprenticeship developments. 39 Job management 18 Training Extensive product information. Skills and qualifications news. PICK UP THE 2016 NEWLEC CATALOGUE Available from your local Newey & Eyre branch or call 0800 783 6909 Gerry So of Okappy discusses the pros and cons of off-the-shelf and bespoke job management solutions. For a tick in the box every time Exclusive electrical products for professionals B9905 Newlec Strip Ad 224X77.indd 1 03 Contents.indd 3 10/02/2016 09:58 11/04/2016 16:53