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New report assesses future of electrical contracting A review of key issues affecting the future of electrical contracting has been published by the ECA, NICEIC and ELECSA. ‘2021 Vision – the 2016-17 Review’ is the midway update ...

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Industry-leading apprentice award now open to entries Leading electricians and engineers of the future can now enter this year’s ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award. Anyone working for an ECA member-organisation who has completed their apprenticeship ...

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Success sparks further growth for NES An award-winning firm has stepped up its ‘grow your own’ staff policy by recruiting four new apprentices and starting an employee mentoring programme. NES (North Electrical Services), which is ...

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Surge in Ireland’s residential building activity good for sector The Construction Industry Federation (Ireland) says that Q4 of 2016 saw a surge in residential construction activity. A late surge in activity for the sector witnessed an additional 2,538 ...

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Feb 2017 General, Lighting | Comments Off

The future of lighting

The future of lighting

Lighting Industry Association President Peter Scott discusses the current position of the lighting industry and what effect technology, politics and consumer choice are likely to have on the direction it takes in the future What would be your prediction for lighting in 10 years’ time? The majority of commercial members won’t be supplying commodity type ...

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Feb 2017 Training | Comments Off

New year, new you?

New year, new you?

What are your plans for 2017? For any contractor looking to stay ahead of the competition, keeping up to date with the latest training requirements is imperative. But how do you choose the best course for you? NICEIC explains the options Training provides individuals with a chance to refresh their knowledge, learn new techniques and ...

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Feb 2017 Surge protection | Comments Off

Reassurance in predictability

Reassurance in predictability

Advances in technology have led to the introduction of smart breakers that enable an alternative maintenance strategy, says Gary Buckingham, product and segment marketing manager, partner projects at Schneider Electric It goes without saying that there’s simply no room for downtime when it comes to the running of critical infrastructure systems. After all, it’s the ...

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Feb 2017 Lighting | Comments Off

Top shops: Winner – Michael Grubb Studio for Lush

Top shops: Winner – Michael Grubb Studio for Lush

Seeking inspiration for a retail lighting project? Look no further than the winners of the retail category of the 2016 Lux Awards, whose entries showcase their innovative approaches to illuminating products Cosmetic company Lush approached Michael Grubb Studio with the brief to create an immersive lighting experience that would enhance the products on display, engage ...

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Feb 2017 Lighting | Comments Off

Top shops: Highly commended – Nulty+ for Selfridges

Top shops: Highly commended – Nulty+ for Selfridges

Seeking inspiration for a retail lighting project? Look no further than the winners of the retail category of the 2016 Lux Awards, whose entries showcase their innovative approaches to illuminating products Nulty undertook work on the lighting scheme for the Body Studio, a 37,000sq ft retail space in Selfridges. The new retail concept within the ...

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Feb 2017 Lighting | Comments Off

Top shops: Highly commended – Edge Lighting for Waitrose

Top shops: Highly commended – Edge Lighting for Waitrose

Seeking inspiration for a retail lighting project? Look no further than the winners of the retail category of the 2016 Lux Awards, whose entries showcase their innovative approaches to illuminating products The King’s Cross area has undergone an extensive redevelopment in recent years and this included the conversion of a grade II listed goods shed ...

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Feb 2017 Lighting | Comments Off

Top shops: Commended – Zumtobel for Wilko

Top shops: Commended – Zumtobel for Wilko

Seeking inspiration for a retail lighting project? Look no further than the winners of the retail category of the 2016 Lux Awards, whose entries showcase their innovative approaches to illuminating products Seeking new lighting solutions, UK-based retail chain Wilko chose to partner with the Zumtobel Group to provide the lighting for more than 380 of ...

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