CFD models aren’t always needed for smoke shaft systems

A picture of a CFD

‘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

A picture of a woman wearing special virtual reality glasses

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

New era as long-serving employee takes over as MD

Christopher Jones, SCS Group Managing Director

SCS Group is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Managing Director following a recent Senior Management restructure. Christopher Jones, who will be taking over from Allan Meek, has been Projects Director for several years and is looking forward … Continue reading

Combined BEMS and smoke ventilation project featured by BSEE

SCS Group created a combined BEMS and natural smoke ventilation for Bournville Gardens Village. Pictured here is the atrium which needed 80-plus actuators across its curved surface

A PROJECT for which SCS Group created a combined Building Energy Management System (BEMS) and natural smoke ventilation system has been featured by Building Services & Environmental Engineer (BSEE). SCS Group was commissioned by Regal Mechanical and Electrical back in … Continue reading

Over 150,000 construction jobs to be created in next five years, says forecast

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A NEW forecast from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has revealed that more than 150,000 construction jobs are set to be created over the next five years. According to this year’s Construction Skills Network (CSN) report, from CITB, 15,350 … Continue reading