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Pan-industry conference planned

Orbit advert 3UK: Two of the UK’s leading associations have joined forces to organise a pan-industry building services conference.

The Building Controls Industry Association and the Service & Facilities Group of the Building & Engineering Services Association are to host a one-day conference in November entitled 10-80-10 – The Building Services Summit.

The title relates to the life cycle of a building, which comprises 10% construction, 80% running costs and
10% disposal.

The organisers say that the focus will be on ensuring that building engineering services operate as effectively and efficiently as possible during the whole life of a building.

“Much emphasis is placed on the capital cost of non-residential buildings, while lifetime costs – including energy use, maintenance and refurbishment – represent around 80% of the total, yet are too often overlooked,” said Terry Sharp, chairman of the BCIA Marketing Working Group.

The B&ES Service & Facilities Group represents the engineers and contractors who deal with the installation, commissioning and maintenance of building services.

“As such, we are able to provide expert advice and guidance to building owners and managers on reducing energy bills and getting the most from the equipment they
have invested in,” said Simon Carter, the group’s vice chairman.

BCIA president Steve Harrison stressed that “working with other organisations is the best way for us to demonstrate that it is by co-operation and holistic thinking that optimum energy efficiency can be achieved”.

For Roderick Pettigrew, chief executive of B&ES, “The commercial pressures inherent in
the construction process too often encourage all parties to take a short-term view.

“The aim of this conference is to make the whole procurement chain aware of whole-life costing – including energy costs – and so provide clients with best value.” he explained.

10-80-10 – The Building Services Summit will take place at the Barbican Centre, London EC2, on Thursday 27 November 2104.

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