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Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.

31st May 2018

Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have recently completed the extension to Birmingham City University’s student support facilities at the Curzon Building.

Engineering Services have worked alongside Willmott Dixon to deliver this new hub for experimental and social learning.

BIM Level 2 has been embraced on this project, promoting cross project working and communication through the the use of collaborative software. Engineering Services have provided the design, installation and commissioning of various mechanical, electrical and public health systems worth £7.5m.

30th May 2018

As the days get longer, turning off your lights when daylight sufficiently lights the room could save you up to 15% on your energy bill.

As a long term solution, consider fitting skylights or light pipes in your home, to help reduce your energy costs by minimising the need for artificial lighting.

29th May 2018

Theresa May has unveiled plans to halve the energy usage of new buildings by 2030.

She has challenged the construction industry to embrace innovation and deliver higher standards to meet the new 2030 target.

“We will use new technologies and modern construction practices to at least halve the energy usage of new buildings by 2030. By making our buildings more energy efficient and embracing smart technologies, we can slash household energy bills, reduce demand for energy, and meet our targets for carbon reduction.”

24th May 2018

Did you know that keeping doors closed can reduce heating costs by 30%.

By implementing easy-to-fit door closers, you can make it impossible for someone to leave the door open. Gap fillers will stop any heat from escaping through the gaps around the door, ensuring minimal heat escapes.

24th May 2018

You will have heard or definitely seen publications regarding a change to the BREEAM regulations. The change came into play on 24th March 2018 and all new schemes registered after this date will be subject to the 2018 standards rather than the previous 2014 version.

So what has changed?

There have been a number of significant changes to the category credits.  Some of the main points to mention include:


22nd May 2018

A successful start to the year for the Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services team who have secured their latest project at the University of Warwick with Kier. Cryfields is a new student accommodation development at the Coventry campus with a services value of £15.5m.

The new residences at Cryfields Village will be a series of townhouse-style apartments and studios surrounding a central hub.

16th May 2018

There are many ways to conserve energy in the home whilst you’re on holiday, here are our top tips:

  • Before you go, be sure to switch off and unplug everything you can, and set your boiler thermostat to the lowest safe setting.
  • Shutting off the water supply to your washing machine, dishwasher and cistern, saves water and unexpected leaks whilst you’re away.
  • Set your lights on a timer so your home doesn’t appear unoccupied. Swapping to LED bulbs will help you conserve energy.
  • If you’re going away in the summer, turn your hot water off.
15th May 2018

Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have recently completed works on Birmingham City University’s ‘City South’ Campus.

The project included an extension to the City South Phase 3 Campus, partial refurbishment of the existing Seacole Building, and external landscaping works.

The City South Campus houses a number of faculties; the School of Education and the new School of Health Sciences, as well as new facilities for teacher training, nutrition sciences labs, therapy clinics and other general teaching spaces.

14th May 2018

Continuing our strong start to the year, CES are delighted to announce the recently secured M&E maintenance contract at a large site in Cambridge.

The contract comprises four commercial buildings across two sites, all occupied by the same tenant and CES will deliver full M&E services to all buildings. This contract further strengthens CES' presence in the Cambridge area and adds to their expanding portfolio within the Commercial sector in the city.

9th May 2018

Making simple upgrades within your building can result in a more energy efficient space and also save you money. In many buildings, draughts account for up to 10% of heat loss, follow these 3 simple steps to save energy.

  • Installing self-adhesive thermal strips around doors and windows you can reduce and prevent draughts.
  • By fitting automatic closers on external doors, you can ensure that you’re not wasting energy on heating/cooling the building
  • Ensuring that you have adequate roof insulation means that your building could retain up to 25% more heat