Electrical Contracting News (ECN) November 2016 - Page 3

CONTENTS VOLUME 36 NO. 11 • NOVEMBER 2016 CONTENTS… Regulars Features 04 Industry News 29 LuxLive All the latest news, views, events and industry information. 10 Contract News Who is putting what in where. 16 Lighting Projects High profile case studies from the lighting sector. 18 Editorial New era. 20 Key Issue Jon Graham of JTL outlines why now is the time to invest in apprenticeships. 22 Training Skills and qualifications news. 24 Project Focus Russell Drury reports on Metsec’s work on the Queensferry Crossing. 26 Competition Win an iPad Air 2 courtesy of Marco. A look ahead to this year’s show. 33 Connected tools Eric Streuli of Bosch explains the practical and time saving benefits of connected tools. 36 Work related injuries Charles Whitfield of CK tools discusses the importance of selecting the best tools for the job. Special feature: Home automation & intelligent buildings 41 Matt Nimmons of CEDIA discusses the latest industry standards and the importance of staying up to date with industry developments. 45 Stewart Langdown of Mackwell discusses the intelligent application of smart technologies and how this might be achieved. 48 Iain Gordon of KNX UK looks at how the smart buildings industry has changed since KNX technology was launched over 25 years ago. 50 Mark Warburton at Ivory Egg looks at the benefits on offer for electricians who are expanding into smart home technology. 38 Power protection David Bond at Benning Power Electronics explains the terminology behind this increasingly important and popular technology. 60 Indoor air quality David Cook of Vent-Axia explains how demand control ventilation can be instrumental in improving the air quality in our buildings. 63 Cable management Jeremy Dodge reveals what Marshall-Tufflex is doing to ensure its customers have the most modern systems at their fingertips. 52 Richard Hayward of Legrand discusses the changing needs and demands of consumers throughout the home and the role that technology can play in its future. 55 Simon May from Drayton explains the benefits of smart thermostats. 58 Paul Coggins of Zumtobel Group discusses why a more user focused approach is required to make lighting smarter in intelligent buildings. 66 Products A round-up of the latest products and services in the electrical contracting industry. November 2016 | 3 03 Contents.indd 3 13/10/2016 15:11