Electrical Contracting News (ECN) October 2016 - Page 5

CONTENTS VOLUME 36 NO. 10 • OCTOBER 2016 SPECIAL FEATURE: 39 Van review Russell Drury takes the Mercedes-Benz Vito for a spin. 6 Industry News All the latest news, views, events and industry information. LIGHTING 46 50 54 10 Contract News Who is putting what in where. Andy Douglas of Timeguard offers advice on making sure that the latest LED technology works for you. 15 Lighting Projects Andy Gallacher of Eaton examines some of the dos and don’ts when planning a lighting scheme. 18 Editorial Extensive product information. High profile case studies from the lighting sector. Positive signs. 20 Key Issue David Cowburn of NAPIT discusses the recent consultation on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). 23 Training Skills and qualifications news. 26 Project Focus Russell Drury talks to SCS Group about its work at Bournville Gardens Retirement Village. 28 Competition 30 Apprenticeships Michael Crane finds out how the next generation of US electrical contractors could be helping to shape the future of the UK industry. 33 ECA awards ECN hears from some of the companies that took home awards from the recent ECA Gala Dinner and Awards night. 35 Distribution boards Ian Smith at Hager explains why electrical contractors should take advantage of new and innovative integrated power and lighting distribution boards. 42 Fire Alarms Catherine Nelms of the Fire Industry Association (FIA) believes that fitting fire alarms can position electrical contractors ahead of their competition. 44 Fire safety systems Jonathan Gilbert of Kentec Electronics explains how developments in two wire alarm systems offer a timely solution. Win a Sonos wireless music system courtesy of Timeguard. QUALITY VALUE PERFORMANCE NEWLEC TICKS THE BOX EVERY TIME! FOR MORE DETAILS ASK YOUR LOCAL BRANCH OR CALL 0800 783 6909 05 Contents.indd 3 12/09/2016 15:38