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Correctly installing fire doors and doorsets and their on-going repair and maintenance is critical to the safety of building occupants. Fire doors play a vital role in containing fire and the spread of smoke in the event of a fire. The importance of good installation cannot be overemphasised. Poor installation can mean that an otherwise... read more...
Posted by Zoe Squires on IET Built Environment Sector Jul 24, 2014 9:43 GMT
With advances in computer-aided design, big contractors have embraced the use of prefabricated building components. Prefabrication — a decades-old concept for saving money and time in construction once dismissed as synonymous with low quality — is making a huge comeback in an era when advances in computer-aided design have reinvented the... read more...
Posted by Zoe Squires on IET Built Environment Sector Jul 18, 2014 1:32 GMT

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Tackling the global engineering challenges of tomorrow’s urban environment, the Built Environment Sector focuses on hot topics relating to designing, building and maintaining buildings and the wider built environment.  Current themes include; connected buildings, efficient energy building management systems, risk resilience of the built environment and Building Information Modelling.

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Access the latest information and events, view presentations or download publications and journals in the IET Built Environment Sector.


Infrastructure Risk and Resilience
IET publications, industry insights and speaker presentations on addressing infrastructure risk and resilience.

Energy Storage
Energy Storage has a part to play in redressing the balance between power demand and power supply.  This resource page offers useful links on developments in this technology.

Lifts, escalator and horizontal walkways
The partnership between the IET and the CIBSE Lifts Group has produced a wealth of insights in this area.

Building Energy Efficiency
Webcasts and industry interviews from Building Energy Efficiency professionals, as well as a perspective from tomorrow’s engineers in Europe.

Data Centre Design
Data Centre Design are notorious power consuming installations. Find out how they are now being designed with Energy Efficiency in mind.

Community Scale Thinking
Power generated within the community and the utilisation of the heat for the community that surrounds the power source.  Not a new idea but more schemes are beginning to be commissioned, including the Olympic Park.  Why now?

Building Information Modelling (BIM)
BIM is fast becoming an accepted process on many projects.  This page of webcasts outlines from industry experts what exactly this means for practitioners and where is this mindset taking us.