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The role of AE in both water and fire safety

Speaking following the day’s first presentation, by the IHEEM President , IHEEM AE (Water), and renowned water safety system expert, David Harper, discussed some of his experience ‘at the sharp end’.

Realities of an ‘all-electric’ hospital discussed

3 senior electrical engineering specialists from multinational professional services firm, Arup, discuss the findings of a study on the cost and environmental benefits of replacing gas-fired boilers in hospital buildings with electric-based systems

Modular provides solution for fully compliant wards

Key representatives from the modular building sector are developing fully HTM, HBN, and DDA-compliant standardised offsite solutions for hospital wards and theatres.

Toronto clinical tower’s timely completion

In an article first published in Canadian magazine, Canadian Healthcare Facilities explains how the completion of a new a 17-storey clinical tower building was accelerated in the face of increasing demand in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Five key drivers for Terms of Reference review

In early 2019 a full governance review across all of IHEEM’s core business activities was undertaken by Head Office.

Review of IHEEM’s Terms of Reference explained

A one-day IHEEM online event on 9 June sought to underline the important role that Authorising Engineers (AEs) play in the safe, efficient, and compliant running of healthcare facilities.

Oxygen flow testing vital in ensuring system resilience

Concerns around oxygen supply have dogged the response to COVID-19 for hospital Trusts around the UK. Many systems have struggled to deliver the flow capacity required to meet demand from the high numbers of patients requiring ventilation.

Complexities of compliance in washroom design

Designing an accessible bathroom or washroom in a hospital or other healthcare setting requires strict legislative compliance and a collaborative approach to avoid errors.

Speed and efficiency are matched by quality of build

Alex Solk, a Partner at, Sheppard Robson, argues that that the best way of harnessing the benefits that Modern Methods of Construction offer is ‘to be dextrous enough to use multiple solutions’ ‘rather than being wedded to one approach’.

‘The voice of engineering’ to be heard in policy debates

Dr Nick Starkey, Director of Policy at the Royal Academy of Engineering, discussed some of the ways the engineering community is looking to play its part in the UK’s drive to meet demanding Net Zero Carbon targets.

Converging technologies signal an exciting future

Karen Davenport, Frameworks director for BAM Construct UK, looks at how healthcare estates are set to continue a trend of evolution in expectations and delivery of new facilities.

Oxygen concentrators sent to help hospitals in India

Three of eight oxygen concentrators specially assembled in Northern Ireland at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic’s first wave have recently been flown to India to help hospitals there struggling with oxygen supply

Flow monitoring proves key as oxygen demand peaks

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many NHS hospitals found themselves struggling for oxygen capacity.

Updated Roadmap to guide Trusts towards ‘Net Zero’

The updated version of the A Healthcare Engineering Roadmap For Delivering Net Zero Carbon document, seeks to help NHS Trusts meet the Net Zero carbon targets set out in the NHS strategy.

Meeting the challenge of ‘Net Zero’ carbon

On 14 April IHEEM, HEFMA, and the Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF), officially launched their jointly produced document, A Healthcare Engineering Roadmap For Delivering Net Zero Carbon.

Capturing data to improve patient flow and distancing

Arup explains how a team from the global engineering consultancy used digital modelling to model and test different capacity scenarios for London’s Whittington Health NHS Trust (Whittington) associated with social distancing requirements.

Minister stresses importance of ‘building back better'

Presenting at an ‘NHSE/NHSI Estates & Facilities Forum’ webinar, Minister of State for Health, Edward Argar, gave attendees at the event a ‘Health Infrastructure Plan Refresh’.

ProCure22 working delivered Nightingales in record time

A look at how ProCure22’s benefits – including collaborative working, quicker decision-making, and rapid response – were harnessed to great effect in the rapid transformation of non-medical buildings into fully four functional Nightingale hospitals

EFM community can ‘build on good will’ looking ahead

Edward Argar, Simon Corben, Prerana Issar, Sandra Easton, were among the speakers at a recent NHSE/NHSI ‘Estates Forum’ webinar held in conjunction with IHEEM.

Combating coronavirus using practical measures

Sarah Bailey MSc, WELL AP, QED Environmental Services in Australia, takes a look at the ‘basics’ of the coronavirus, and discusses some of the key steps that can be taken both within buildings,& in the wider community, to mitigate the virus’s spread

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