8-9 October 2008, London Olympia

More than 100 exhibitors will be providing an insight into the latest M&E products and services at the 2008 Building Services Event, held in the Grand Hall at Olympia.

Interested in sustainability but a little overwhelmed by the constant influx of products? The free Roadmap to Sustainability seminars, hosted by the SummitSkills Training Academy, will provide a step-by-step guide to achieving a more sustainable business.

Want to learn how to ensure sustainable design transfers effectively from drawing board to reality, or what’s the best guidance you can give to occupants using the systems you’ve installed? Industry experts discuss green specification, installation and maintenance.

Why not earn yourself a few valuable continuing professional development points at the dedicated CPD theatre?

Visitors will receive a free guide compiled by organisations including CIBSE, the Electrical Contractors’ Association, the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association, the Carbon Trust and the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations. It provides an introduction to sustainable construction using case studies, information and references.

The M&E event runs alongside two other exhibitions, Energy Solutions Expo and Total Workplace Management.

SummitSkills Training Academy: Roadmap to Sustainability seminars

Day one: 8 October

9:45 - 11:15
Sustainable from the start: the role of the contractor in energy-efficient buildings
Chair: David Pollock, ECA group chief executive officer

11:30 - 13.00
The big debate: Why aren’t sustainable buildings happening?
Chair: Robert Higgs, chief executive of the HVCA
Contributors: HVCA, ECA, CIBSE

Lunch 13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30
Sustainable and usable – building for the environment and occupants

  • The user’s view: what facilities managers want from a sustainable building – Ian Fielder, BIFM
  • Functional and sustainable: school buildings show how these two aspects can be reconciled – Martin Stone, business development director, Apollo Construction
  • Sustainable buildings: thinking ahead – Ant Wilson, Faber Maunsell and CIBSE

15:40 - 16:45
Start as you mean to go on – commissioning for energy-efficient buildings

  • Remembering why we commission buildings - Examines the latest requirements and guidance on this all-important part of the construction process
  • Commissioning: not just for new buildings - With the introduction of energy performance certificates, we take a look at the recommissioning process

Day two: 9 October

9:45 - 11:15
Measure, meter and monitor
Chair: Doug Robins, president, Building Controls Industry Association
Examines the implications of new legislation on energy monitoring, and offers a look at the latest control strategies.
Panel: Chris Monson (Trend), Steve Harrison (Johnson Controls), David Kitching (Siemens)

11:30 - 13:00
Approaches to energy-efficient cooling for today’s buildings
Chair: David Pollock, ECA group chief executive officer
Panel: Mike Nankivell (Space Air Conditioning), Mike Sullivan (CoSaf Environments), Martin Poyner (Coolmation), Simon
O’Hea (Colt)

Lunch 13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30
Sustainable homes: targets and technology

  • The Code for Sustainable Homes explained (BRE)
  • New approaches to heating homes – heat pumps (Mitsubishi)

15:40 - 16:45
Going green: modelling for successful sustainable buildings

  • New tools for higher standards of sustainability – Dr Ben Cartmell, Southfacing
  • Modelling for predictable performance in sustainable buildings – Sarah Graham, Institute for Energy Systems - Explains how modelling can help reduce poor performance when working with innovative design techniques or renewables

Olympian endeavours: what’s on show at the Building Services Event

Andrews Water Heaters/ Potterton Commercial - Stand C80
On the Baxi Commercial Division stand, Andrews Water Heaters and Potterton Commercial will be showcasing a range of heating and hot water equipment.
The new-look Supa-Flo and Supa-Heat range of water heaters and commercial boilers from Andrews features the SF60 series, which has models with outputs from 142-539kW. The recovery rates range is 2430-9230 litres per hour, with a temperature rise of 50°C and a net efficiency of about 104%.

Cablofil - Stand C95
Cablofil will be showcasing its range of steel-wire tray and related accessories as well as its new EZ-Path fire-stop barrier. The firm will be demonstrating the use of its load-bearing tray in commercial and industrial applications.

CoSaF/Breezair - Stand B110
CoSaf Environments will be featuring the Breezair evaporative cooling system, which it says is economic to install, consumes less energy than conventional air-conditioning systems and enables windows to be left open. As the temperature outside rises, the Breezair’s cooling capacity increases, ensuring that the building remains within the comfort zone. The system also supplies essential moisture.

EnOcean Alliance - Stand C23
EnOcean Alliance will be demonstrating intelligent, energy-efficient products for wireless monitoring and control in building automation applications. Products include an energy management device called the Synetica Energy DataStream, from specialist wholesaler Ivory Egg. The internet-connected device uses EnOcean sensors and switches for the collection, storage and transmission of metering and environmental data.

Distech Controls will be showing its fully integrated building automation solution. The company’s programmable, application-specific controllers are fitted with an EnOcean wireless receiver, which allows the data to be sent to a web-based, multi-protocol platform.

Kee Safety - Stand C30
The company will be introducing its new series of suspension fixings that does not require on-site drilling or welding. One of the highlights of the range is the Uni-Wedge universal fixing, which allows contractors to secure struts for cable trays, suspended ceilings and pipework supports to decking profiles without penetrating the decking membrane.

Kem Edwards - Stand C111
New products on show at the Kem Edwards stand will include the recently launched onsite materials handling and storage range, expanded prefabrication services and the latest framing systems from Big Foot.

The range of material-handling carts, trolleys and mobile storage cabinets makes managing site supplies easier, quicker and more secure, claims Kem Edwards.

Lapp - Stand B41
Lapp will be demonstrating several new products at this year’s M&E Event, including a control cable for use in extremely cold environments, a rubber-sheathed cable designed to withstand the twisting associated with wind turbines, and a cable for roof-to-cellar solar panel applications.

Visitors will also be able to view additions to the Olflex Classic 130 H and 135 CH range of cables. The collection now includes a higher-voltage version, rated up to 600/1000V.

LG - Stand C154
LG’s stand will be stacked with the latest products from the VRF range of Multi V air-conditioning products, along with the latest in the Art Cool range.
In particular, the firm will be exhibiting examples of Art Cool gallery and the Mirror Multi V mini, with the AC Smart controller, new cassettes and up-to-the-minute controls software for LG’s VRF ranges.

Marshall-Tufflex - Stand C61
Marshall-Tufflex will be unveiling Odyssey Bio, an all-curved cable management solution treated with a silver-based, anti-bacterial formulation that neutralises harmful and potentially deadly bugs in demanding healthcare environments, such as hospitals.

The anti-bacterial agent is mixed into the PVC-U, rather than applied as a surface coating, so it continues to work even if the plastic is scratched or damaged.

MK Electric - Stand C45
MK Electric will be exhibiting a recently launched range of self-powered switches. The Echo collection is entirely wireless and battery-free. It harvests tiny amounts of ambient energy to operate lighting wirelessly at ranges of up to 30m within buildings.