When most people think of universities their focus is on students – but universities are huge operations, combining accommodation with libraries, research labs and catering facilities.
There are opportunities here for installers, both in installing more efficient technologies and upgrading facilities; our cover feature explores how you can get involved.
We also look at how installers can ensure they have the skills to move into new areas, enabling them to take advantage of opportunities that come their way. This could be responding to trends such as multigenerational living or focusing on different areas, such as cooling. With the winter breakdown season coming to an end, now could be a good time to think about this.
Sustainable credentials are becoming important for installers, both in helping win work and in operating responsibly. Our feature reveals how you can help the environment by reducing waste, recycling and re-using products.
We also speak to Tim Sainty of CIPHE, who discusses the importance of continuous professional development, and focus on the Bristol branch, which has introduced measures to make life easier for installers.
There can be few things more upsetting for installers than having tools or equipment stolen from vans.
This quarter we take a look at one of the most important – but often overlooked – issues for those working in the sector: health and safety.