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IET Built Environment Resource Page

Webcasts, case studies and thought leadership from the Built Environment Sector themes and hot topics.  This is an open access resource site for you to utilise and contribute content to.

The IET Built Environment Sector has an agreed strategy over the next three years.  Hot topics or themes are identified followed by a plan of action for the IET to compile compelling engineering intelligence and to make it available in this area of the IET website for the wider engineering community.

Many of the themes will be addressed by partnering with other organisations and professional institutions.  Themes and topics will be added as soon as content is available.


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Building Information Modelling (BIM)

BIM is fast becoming an accepted process on many projects.  See webcasts from industry experts on what this means for practitioners.



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Building Energy Efficiency

Webcasts and industry interviews from building energy efficiency professionals, as well as a perspective from tomorrow’s engineers in Europe.   



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Lifts, escalator and horizontal walkways

The partnership between the IET and the CIBSE Lifts Group has produced a wealth of insights in this area.  



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Energy storage

Energy storage has a part to play in redressing the balance between power demand and power supply at a given point in time.  Here are some useful links on recent developments.



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Data centre design

Data centres are notoriously power hungry. Find out how they are now being designed with energy efficiency in mind.



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Community scale thinking

District heating and CHP aren't new ideas, but more schemes are beginning to be commissioned, including the Olympic Park.  Why now?


Environmental Conditioning Systems (in development for 2013);

Lighting Systems (in development for 2013);

Positive energy buildings (in development for 2013);

Building Physics (in development for 2013).