SCS Group Fantasy Football league winners announced


AFTER 38 fabulous weeks of Premier League football we can now announce the winners of the SCS Group Fantasy Football League 2017/18. Launched back in August, our League attracted managers from across the construction industry as well as staff from … Continue reading

Are your smoke system controls fit for purpose?

SCS Group staff inspecting a smoke system

NATURALLY vented smoke shaft systems (commonly known as AOV systems) in residential buildings should comply fully with the requirements of Approved Document B. The dangers of having non-compliant systems was highlighted recently when a fire occurred in a block of … Continue reading

Fire experts urge government to make immediate changes to regulations

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FIRE experts have sent a joint open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May urging her to immediately make three key changes to regulations. Building magazine reports that the government has been urged to act immediately to address safety in high-risk buildings. … Continue reading

CFD models aren’t always needed for smoke shaft systems

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‘Smoke shaft’ is the common term for ventilation systems in the lobbies of tall buildings, used to maintain tenable conditions in the common escape routes in the event of a fire in the building. Smoke shafts originated from research carried … Continue reading

Virtual reality experience shows how cities could look in 20 years

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A NEW virtual reality experience aiming to help people understand what a city of the future might look like has been developed by PwC. Construction News reports that the professional services company is using virtual reality to build a multi-layered … Continue reading