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Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.

31st July 2018

Briggs & Forrester have been nominated for the Best Specialist Contractor to work for (over £25m) at this year’s Construction Enquirer Awards 2018.

Construction Enquirer Awards are dedicated to recognising and rewarding the industry’s best companies to work for and the best firms to do business with.

The closing date for voting is 8th August which will determine the Top Ten companies in each category. The finalists will be announced on the 13th August will go forward to the final which will take place on the 9th October 2018 during UK Construction Week in Birmingham.

26th July 2018
Selly Oak Student Accommodation

Briggs & Forrester Living are well advanced on site at their latest project in Birmingham with Interserve. The Selly Oak development features 418 bed student accommodation, a new Sainsbury’s supermarket, under croft car parking and 14 retails units.

26th July 2018

Sergey Barekyan, Associate Director for Low Energy Consultancy, recently qualified as a BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP), this is in addition to his current BREEAM assessor accreditation. Adam Alexander, LEC Managing Director said: ‘‘Well done Sergey, LEC continues to enhance our client’s compliance ease for BREEAM and all things sustainable’

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method) sets the standards for best practise in sustainable design and specification for non-domestic buildings.

26th July 2018

It is with great pleasure that CES can announce that they have been selected as the new provider of mechanical and electrical planned preventative maintenance (PPM) services at a large commercial site in Sheffield, with a nationwide managing agent.

24th July 2018

We are currently experiencing a heat wave in the UK. Low Energy Consultancy discuss the benefits of TM52 when analysing overheating in construction.

Construction standards have vastly improved in the last decade. The refinement and imposing of tighter compliance through Building Regulations Part L has seen greater efficiency in fabric performance.

15th July 2018
Use timers on lighting to save energy

Outdoor lighting is an excellent way of highlighting your business or home after dark. It can provide both security and atmosphere depending on your needs. However to save energy do you need to have your lighting on all night? Timers can provide the answer. It’s important to ensure your timer is correct and if it doesn’t automatically update to take account of daylight saving then you need to be ready for when the clocks change!  

11th July 2018

There should be a regular filter changing regime in the office and generally they should be inspected and replaced accordingly every 3 months.

A clean air intake filter means cleaner air is being recycled throughout the office. The system will not have to work as hard pulling in air through a clean filter which means it will last longer.

This can give savings of around 5% on heating and cooling costs.

5th July 2018

Dan Martins, Plumbing Engineer, has recently taken part in the ‘Talking Statue’ scheme by Sing London, to give the ‘Plumbing Apprentice’ statue at Cannon Street Station a voice.

Dan won bronze at WorldSkills last year, and was presented with a gold award from The Worshipful Company of Plumbers for his contribution to plumbing. Following this success he was invited by the company to be the voice for the ‘Plumbing Apprentice’ statue that was commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, to commemorate the existing site of their Livery Hall.

4th July 2018

The UK is currently experiencing a heat wave, with temperatures reaching a scorching 32.6 degrees celsius! This weather is set to continue for a couple more weeks, which means that air conditioning units will be working overtime to keep buildings cool.

2nd July 2018

Last month, Richard Sawyer, Quantity Surveyor for Briggs & Forrester Living, played his part in an exciting nationwide community project which hopes to link over a thousand miles of England’s waterways in one giant litter collection relay. The selected mode of transport for this challenge is a Schiller water bike, which is part bike and part raft!