• VR: An opportunity to create a new genre of buildings

     Our second Future Forty event was a great success and gave much food for thought on the future of Virtual Reality in the design industry. We asked our three presenters, including Hilson Moran’s Dave Lee, to answer the question: VR – Design Tool of the Future or Marketing Gimmick? The presenters were given the additional challenge to make their argument within the constraints of the ‘Pecha Kucha’ format of presentation – using only 20 slides, with only 20 seconds given to each slide.The first presenter was Ares Simone Monzio Compagnoni from Factory Fifteen, a company who specialise in
     
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    Ride with the Pros – Cycle Sportive

     As part of our fortieth anniversary year, Future Forty, we are offering 40 of our clients and colleagues the opportunity to join a professional cycling team BIKE Channel | Canyon for a day of cycling.Riding out of our Farnborough office on 26th April, the group will have the chance to get an up-close look at one of our guest pro team, BIKE Channel | Canyon’s, race ready bikes, the Canyon Aeroad CF SLX.If you would like to attend the event, please register here.An up to date list of our upcoming Future Forty events can be found here. For further information on our programme or to participate
     
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    Emerging Technologies Hackathon Series: #2 Autonomous Vehicles

    Following the success of our first Hackathon in January, which looked at Wearable Technologies, we are holding our second hackathon in Cambridge on Monday 27th March, at Brookgate’s offices on Station Road.We are inviting forty people from the industry to imagine the future of design and construction.In teams you will have 2 hours to discuss, envision and present your ideas on how autonomous vehicles and other emerging technologies might resolve the transport and infrastructure issues in Cambridge now and in the next 40 years.If you would like to attend the event, please register here. Pizza
     
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    MIPIM 2017

    Hilson Moran will be attending MIPIM next month in Cannes, France. UK Commercial Director John Deasy and Director, Vince Ugarow, will be accompanied by our Client Relationship Manager Caroline Stephens.If you would like to arrange a meeting with any of the above whilst you are there, please contact Caroline: cstephens@hilsonmoran.com  
     
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    VR: Design Tool of the Future or Marketing Gimmick?

     Hilson Moran are hosting a Pecha Kucha-style presentation on Monday 28th February, at The Factory.Virtual Reality has come a long way since the days of the Matrix, when the idea of a life lived through a computer seemed like pure science-fiction. Advances in both hard and software are now making such a vision more tangible. Costs have gone down and technology has improved, allowing many design teams to start using VR to illustrate the finished product to their clients through a 3-dimensional experience.In the second of Hilson Moran’s events to celebrate their 40th anniversary, we ask our
     
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    Wearables Hackathon

     Last night, Hilson Moran held the first of our Emerging Technology Hackathons, a series of workshops where teams of guests from the industry are asked to explore how new developments in technology might affect construction and the built environment. The series forms part of Future Forty – a year of events and activities in celebration of Hilson Moran’s forty years in practice. The subject of the first Hackathon was Wearable Technologies. Following a short presentation on Wearables by Hilson Moran’s Head of Research and Development, Dan Jestico, three teams of bright young sparks from the
     
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    Future 40 – Celebrating the next forty years of Hilson Moran

     In 2017 Hilson Moran is celebrating its fortieth anniversary. In recognition of this achievement the practice is producing a year of events and initiatives which look forward to our next 40 years in design and construction, and consider how the industry will look in 40 years’ time.Future Forty will celebrate innovation and communication, asking questions about the state of design and exploring modern methods of construction, new technologies and design tools.Our Emerging Technologies Hackathon Series will delve into the possibilities offered to our industry by new innovations: How will
     
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    Building Good Employer Guide 2016

     Hilson Moran has been included in Building Magazine’s Good Employer Guide for the fourth year running. The practice has once again have placed in the top 50 firms, in a listing which not only takes into account information supplied by the practice, but also uses an online survey, which is completed by staff anonymously, to gauge strength of feeling on the company’s performance in nine key areas: - Leadership- Corporate social responsibility- Employees’ opportunity to contribute- Working atmosphere- Opportunities for smarter working- Career progression- The company’s response to current
     
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    Well CPD

    Hilson Moran recently hosted Breakfast talks in London and Manchester, where we showcased the new WELL accreditation. Hilson Moran’s Director of Sustainability, Chris Birch, presented alongside Michael Dariane, one of our Well Accredited Professionals (WELL AP).Unlike other accreditation systems, which focus on buildings, WELL focuses on people. An evidence and performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features that impact human health and wellbeing in the built environment, WELL’s assessment focuses on the concepts of air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort
     
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    Hilson Moran Innovating at Digicon

    Last week Hilson Moran Director, Vince Ugarow, took part in Digital Construction Week, giving a workshop on the topic of Computational BIM in the conference’s Innovation Theatre. Digital technologies have revolutionised the modern construction industry: Most new processes, however, have been developed to replace existing and dated practices rather than to innovate. Hilson Moran has been leading the field in efficient BIM design through computational technologies, most recently with basic visual scripting in Revit. Our Digicon workshop indicated how some common problems have been overcome
     
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    RIBA Tall Buildings Guide

    Tall Buildings: A Strategic Design Guide is an authoritative guide to the key issues and considerations associated with planning, creating and living with tall buildings.Thoroughly reworked to reflect industry developments and experiences gained over the last ten years, this second edition imparts the advice and knowledge of more than 20 highly respected industry specialists. Key topics include: urban design and place-making; design, engineering and construction; the role of BIM; construction economics; and the all-important matter of legacy – including the challenges of adaptation and
     
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    ISO 9001:2015 Standard

    Hilson Moran has successfully transitioned to the new ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management) standards. We are amongst the first companies in the UK to complete this re-certification process, which confirms that Quality and Environmental issues are at the heart of the company’s design processes.ISO 9001 provides an integrated approach to quality management, while ISO 14001 is centred on the management of environmental systems. Both of the ISO standards offer guidelines which ensure that services are safe, reliable and fit-for-purpose, but above all
     
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    Hilson Moran is one of the first to become WELL Accredited

    Michael Dariane, Senior Sustainability Consultant at multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Hilson Moran, is one of the first to be awarded the WELL Accredited Professional™ (WELL AP) credential through the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI). The accreditation recognises professionals who are dedicated to supporting human health and well-being in the built environment, adding a new focus to design in the UK.The WELL AP credential is the new, leading credential signifying advanced knowledge of health and wellbeing in the built environment, and as a result its impact on design.
     
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    Hilson Moran showcases environmental strategy for Walkie Talkie Sky Garden

    Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran, led a tour of the Walkie Talkie’s Sky Garden as part of the annual Green Sky Thinking Week run by Open City, an initiative set to showcase best practice sustainable design solutions and highlight current technologies, policy and thinking. Hilson Moran completed the base build and fourteen fit-out floors, eight CAT A and six CAT B, in the iconic 20 Fenchurch Street building. The tour was hosted on Friday 29 April to give attendees an insight into the environmental strategy behind the BREEAM Excellent-rated building.The tour of the
     
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    Encouraging the next generation of engineers

    Farai Mwashita, Mechanical Design Engineer at Hilson Moran, recently took part in a ‘Meet the Professional’ day organised by STEMNET London at Riddlesdown Collegiate in South London. The aim of the day was to give 6th form students insight into a career in engineering and inspire them for their future studies. The interactive session gave students the chance to ask Farai questions, who was able to draw on her experience and explain the various engineering career options available.Farai said: “I took this opportunity because I am an avid promotor of engineering, particularly now that there is
     
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    Hilson Moran in Top 20 MEP Consultant Power List

    Hilson Moran has been shortlisted in the Top 20 of the 2016 MEP Consultant Power List for the second year running.The annual Power List recognises the leading mechanical, electrical and plumbing consultants operating in the Middle East. A number of criterion including investment in staff, sustainable business practices and involvement in industry bodies are used to provide an extensive assessment of the shortlisted consultancies. Tony Morris, International Director at Hilson Moran said: “Since opening our first office in the Middle East over ten years ago, our success in the region
     
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    Hilson Moran announces two key promotions

    Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Hilson Moran has promoted Andrew Ashfield and Andy Grint to Group Directors to further strengthen the firm’s management team at a time of growth. Both were previously Divisional Directors with the companyAndy Grint joined Hilson Moran’s London office in 2001 as a Senior Mechanical Engineer. Andy has over 25 years’ experience on a range of new-build, fit-out and refurbishment projects in various sectors. These include 240 Blackfriars Road, 12-14 Fetter Lane, the FA headquarters at Wembley Stadium and the multi-award-winning fit-out of international
     
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    What COP21 means for the built environment

    The United Nations Climate Change Conference also known as COP21 in Paris saw a new worldwide greenhouse gas emissions agreement consensus reached by 196 parties (consisting of 195 States and one regional economic integration organisation), which should come into force in January 2020. The agreement needs to be signed and ratified by at least 55 countries, accounting for 55% of global emissions to be enforced.Chris Birch, Director of Sustainability and Andrew Moore, Principal Sustainability Consultant, comment on what this means for the UK construction industry.The new treaty will require
     
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    Hilson Moran introduces new Head of Human Resources

    Hilson Moran has recently appointed Clare Gallagher as the new Head of Human Resources. Clare will be responsible for ensuring HR policies and initiatives are aligned with the company’s business objectives as it continues to grow. She will work in partnership with employees to help support their development and maintain expert services across all sectors. Chris Plummer, Managing Director of Hilson Moran, said: “We are very pleased to have Clare on board to lead our Human Resources team. She will develop and implement our new employee strategy across the business which will help nurture
     
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    Hilson Moran is a top 50 Construction Employer for the third year

    Hilson Moran has made Building magazine’s 2015 Employer Guide - the third year in a row. The prestigious guide names the top 50 employers in to the construction industry from over 200 entries.Hilson Moran once again made the cut by scoring highly on training hours, smarter working and career progression as well as having a generous holiday allowance, pension scheme and private healthcare. Chris Plummer, Managing Director at Hilson Moran, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be in the Building Good Employer Guide for the third year running. With the economy and construction industry picking
     
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    Hilson Moran announces two key appointments

    Leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Hilson Moran has announced two key appointments, further increasing the strength of its management team. Dave Lee takes on the new role of BIM Manager, while John Green is the new Head of Security Consultancy.Dave Lee has over 11 years’ international experience in BIM management and delivery across sectors including residential, hospitality, aviation, healthcare and education. Prior to working for Hilson Moran, he played an integral role in ensuring the efficiencies of construction and operation of projects including Gatwick Airport Pier 5
     
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    The many U-turns of sustainable building

    Chris Birch, Director of Sustainability and Dan Jestico, Head of Research & Development discuss the many U-turns of Sustainable Building legislation. The construction industry has recently witnessed a series of dramatic policy U-turns from the government around sustainability issues. It began when David Cameron allegedly ordered his aides to "get rid of all the green crap", blaming green taxes for the increases in the UK’s energy bills. Now the government has done another U-turn by announcing that it “does not intend to proceed with the zero carbon Allowable Solutions carbon offsetting
     
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    Hilson Moran set to adopt new ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 standards

    Multi-disciplinary engineering consultant Hilson Moran is set to complete the transition to the newly revised ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management) standards, which will help us further improve the service we offer to our clients, driving efficiencies and putting us at the forefront of quality and environmental standards.ISO 9001 provides an integrated approach to quality management, while ISO 14001 is centred on the management of environmental systems. Both of the ISO standards offer guidelines which ensure that services are safe, reliable and
     
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    Hilson Moran’s 3D BIM wins Gold Digital Impact Award

    Hilson Moran’s ‘Stand Out’ 3D BIM augmented reality app won ‘Gold in the Best use of Digital in the Property Sector’ category of the Digital Impact Awards on 14 October. Hilson Moran is at the forefront of Building Information Modelling (BIM) design within the property industry and the unique app can be used to discover what goes on behind the façade of a building. Created by integrated communications agency Wagstaffs, the app uses both 2D overlays and 3D geometry to enable users to view the mechanical, electrical and public health elements in an augmented reality environment. Vince Ugarow,
     
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    Hilson Moran’s Vince Ugarow one of six CTBUH UK Chapter founding members

    Vince Ugarow, Group Director at Hilson Moran, is one of six founding committee members of the recently launched UK Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Vince is a Chartered Engineer with over 28 years’ experience in the industry having successfully led design teams on high profile UK and international projects. Vince worked on 20 Fenchurch Street in London where he managed the project from design stages through to post occupancy. He has been an active member of the Council for some time having been on the Steering Committee at the London Conference in 2013 and he will
     
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    Hilson Moran opens office in Cambridge

    Hilson Moran, leading multidisciplinary engineering consultancy, has this week opened an office in Cambridge. The office, situated in the CB1 inner city masterplan by developer Brookgate, will be headed up by Director Martin Murphy who has extensive experience in the region. The office will offer a direct link to clients and provide all of Hilson Moran’s services and confirms the company’s commitment to the City and region. Martin Murphy said “Over the past few years our research has tracked a considerable increase in development opportunities in the East of England many of which we have
     
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    Acoustics in the workplace: how to cope with today’s multi-functional workplace

    Nick Jones, Head of Acoustics, discusses how to cope with today’s multi-functional workplace In today’s workplace, one of the top staff complaints is the inability to concentrate due to noise levels. As an acoustic consultant to many developers and end users in the commercial sector, that doesn’t surprise me, and with the way the workplace is evolving, it’s only going to grow in significance. In the future, it will need to be carefully managed, or it will affect our health.Almost all offices today involve open plan areas and, since the advent of co-working, collaboration and team working
     
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    Compliance or Prediction

    Dan Jestico, a member of the CBxchange Steering Group, argues that the energy consumption data from assessment tools as they currently stand should be seen as a compliance calculation only, not a prediction of actual performance.The compliance software used to assess the CO2 emissions of buildings for Part L was never intended to be used as an energy consumption prediction tool. This is one of the many reasons why the performance gap between compliance and actual energy consumption data exists. However, the application of Part L results for planning policies and certification schemes means
     
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    Environmental double for UBM building

    Multinational media company UBM's new London office at 240 Blackfriars Road on London's South Bank has received a second accolade for environmental efficiency. The fit-out for UBM, which occupies the top nine floors of the 20-storey building, has just been rated Platinum under the LEED environmental accreditation scheme. This follows the BREEAM Excellent rating that the whole building achieved during the original construction process.UBM employed architect Gensler to design the fit-out scheme for its space and multi-disciplinary engineering consultant Hilson Moran was responsible for the
     
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    Sky Academy Skills Studios opens in Livingston

    The Sky Academy Skills Studios in Livingston, Scotland, has completed. Leading, international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran is the building services, and sustainability consultant, as well as the BREEAM assessor for the project. The facility has four studio spaces suitable for eight people at a time, and aims to provide 12,000 young people per year, aged 8 to 18, with a free learning experience that links to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and helps students build life skills. It also has an immersion room, which tells the story of Sky, and a welcome room,
     
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    Housing Standards Review

    The Housing Standards Review, concluded just over a month ago, was designed to streamline and simplify the planning process for creating quality, sustainable housing in the UK. Unfortunately, however, it appears to have caused a lot of confusion instead.The main issue is that different policies and standards relating to domestic planning applications will be implemented at different times, until the introduction of zero carbon homes in late 2016. So, depending on what date a planning application is submitted and the content of the relevant planning authority’s Local Plan, different standards
     
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    7th Annual Façade Design and Engineering Middle East Conference Round-up

    The 7th Annual Façade Design and Engineering Middle East conference, which took place from 23-24 February 2015 at the Intercontinental hotel in Doha, was a huge success and the most well attended to date. It attracted over 250 leading architects, engineers and suppliers discussing key challenges faced in existing and upcoming projects, while also providing exclusive insight into how truly iconic façades are being achieved. Matthew Kitson, Regional Director for Qatar at Hilson Moran, chaired both days of the event – key topics discussed include:• Establishing how to incorporate intelligent
     
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    Marie-Louise Schembri named as one of Building Magazine's Sustainability Rising Stars 2015

    A principal sustainability consultant with Hilson Moran, Marie-Louise Schembri, has been named as one of Building magazine's 2015 top 50 rising stars of sustainability.Marie-Louise Schembri, who is from Malta, started out as an architect, but took a post-graduate in environmental design and engineering after developing a strong interest in sustainability. One of the projects she is working on is the regeneration of the Royal Albert Dock, by London City Airport.Marie-Louise said: "I am honoured to be listed amongst the 2015 rising stars in Sustainability. Sustainability is a true passion of
     
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    Foyles flagship wins at BREEAM Awards 2015

    The new Foyles flagship at 107 Charing Cross Road, London, has won the ‘Retail – Refurbishment & Fit-Out’ category at the BREEAM Awards 2015. The ceremony took place on Tuesday 3 March at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, and was hosted by TV architect Charlie Luxton.Hilson Moran was the BREEAM assessor and building services engineer for the project, which achieved a BREEAM Excellent score of 73.4% in 2014. The refurbished store was designed by architect Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, and has 37,000 sq ft of retail space, housing a range of over 200,000 different titles spread across
     
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    Foyles flagship shortlisted for BREEAM Awards 2015

    The new Foyles flagship at 107-109 Charing Cross Road, London, has been shortlisted in the ‘Retail – Refurbishment & Fit-Out’ category at the BREEAM Awards 2015. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 3 March, at a glittering ceremony at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, hosted by TV architect Charlie Luxton.Hilson Moran was the BREEAM assessor and building services engineer for the project, which achieved a BREEAM Excellent score of 73.4% in 2014 . The refurbished store has 37,000 sq ft of retail space, housing a range of over 200,000 different titles spread across four floors, and is
     
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    Hilson Moran appointed for new Wales International Convention Centre

    Hilson Moran has been appointed as the building services and sustainability consultant for the new Wales International Convention Centre at The Celtic Manor in Newport. It will also be undertaking vertical transport, fire engineering and security consultancy on the project. Designed by Scott Brownrigg, the convention centre is expected to attract major events from across the world – it will include a state-of-the-art auditorium, exhibition hall and associated facilities, and will have capacity for around 4,000 delegates, making it the largest facility of its kind in Wales and the south west
     
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    BB 93 Acoustics in Schools - Lessons Learnt

    Nicholas Jones, Head of Acoustics, discusses the recent update to Building Bulletin 93, Acoustics in Schools.December 2014 saw the much-anticipated release of the updated Building Bulletin 93 (BB 93), providing criteria and advice for those involved in the design and construction of schools.The original BB 93 (“Acoustic Design of Schools”) was published in 2003 and presented various acoustic performance criteria for new school buildings. Critically, the document brought new school buildings under the Building Regulations, providing weight and importance to the new standards. Unfortunately,
     
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    Fresh-air ideas to combat London's pollution

    By Ben Richardson, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Hilson Moran During our daily commute, we breathe in all sorts of pollutants that adversely affect our health. A key and common offender in London is nitrogen dioxide, which is emitted by almost all vehicles on our busy city roads. Unfortunately, the concentrations of this pollutant are at their highest during the morning and afternoon rush-hours - the same time many of us are on our way to work. There are some simple steps that individuals can take to minimise exposure and more significant actions the industry can and should take to
     
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    A Stirling Prize for great buildings

    By John Deasy, director at engineering and sustainability consultancy, Hilson MoranWith the highly coveted RIBA Stirling Prize just a fortnight away, I can’t help but hope that we’re publicly rewarding the best buildings, the ones that perform at the highest level both in design and operation. We all remember the press surrounding the Scottish Parliament, a highly unsustainable building being lauded for its excellence.As an industry, we’re trusted to create or refurbish buildings that fulfil their intended purpose while also helping to mitigate climate change, contribute positively to their
     
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    Hilson Moran completes fit out of the European Medicines Agency’s new HQ in Canary Wharf

     Hilson Moran has completed the fit out of a new 250,000 sq ft office for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) at 30 Churchill Place in Canary Wharf, London.EMA signed a 25-year lease with Canary Wharf Group plc on approximately half of the 20-storey, 500,000 sq ft tower, which is set to be its new European headquarters. It has taken occupation of the basement, promenade, ground and first nine office floors; migration from its current offices will be complete by the end of July 2014. It is on track to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.Hilson Moran provided MEP, BMS, acoustics and
     
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    Retail Focus - Mall Facade Design to Improve Footfall

    Matt Kitson, Regional Director Qatar, gives his view on facade design to improve footfall and the future of retail spaces.How can Mall design (especially facades) improve footfall?Maximising footfall and dwell time in malls and other shopping destinations is the highest priority for any retail developer around the world. The social aspect of city living also has an impact as people strive toward convenience and a place where you can not only shop but also socialise. So location, location, location is still a key driver in the success of retail developments coupled with the experience. In
     
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    Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) - The Real Deal?

    David Spiteri, Principal Sustainability Consultant at Hilson Moran, discusses the ESOS Energy Audit.Eighteen months have now passed since the launch of the Green Deal, the coalition government’s ‘flagship’ policy aimed to revolutionise the way we improve energy efficiency in existing domestic and non-domestic buildings. The domestic sector is off to a semi-respectable start. Interest by homeowners resulted in a quarter of a million assessments lodged from the time of inception of the Green Deal in January 2013, until the end of May 2014. Although only 1.2% of these assessments went on to
     
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    Are we a smarter nation? Investing in new infrastructure

    Jason Horner, Head of Infrastructure Services, discusses that with the UK population set to increase by a further 10 million by 2037, we need to invest heavily in new infrastructure just to standstill.The recent ‘State of the Nation’ report by the Institution of Civil Engineers has captured the need for significant investment in energy, transport, waste and water infrastructure to ensure continuous economic growth in the context of considerable population growth. What it doesn’t do however, is make any significant mention of the greatest economic and sustainable solution available – smarter
     
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    New research by the BCO reveals the industry is over-specifying buildings by up to 40%

    New research by the British Council for Offices (BCO) has shown that the industry is over-specifying small power loads in offices by up to 40%. The BCO enlisted Hilson Moran to undertake a study monitoring typical loads on desks; this work will inform the forthcoming revision to the BCO Guide to Specification, due out in September 2014.The study has revealed that far less energy is typically being used at desks than the average office building is designed to accommodate. At occupation densities of 10 sq m per person, 40% less power is actually required, and at the higher occupation densities
     
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    BREEAM 2014 - What do you need to know?

    Chris Birch, Director of Sustainability, discusses what you need to know about BREEAM New Construction 2014.Following ongoing feedback and consultations with BREEAM assessors, specifiers, industry bodies, and other stakeholders, BREEAM New Construction 2014 has now launched. The scheme applies to new buildings only, and includes shell only, shell and core (including Cat A buildings). A non-domestic refurbishment scheme covering refurbishment, first fit-out, fit-out and building remodelling, will be released in late 2014.Of particular note, BREEAM 2014 has removed the green lease requirements
     
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    Hilson Moran introduces new specialist infrastructure team

    Leading, international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran has introduced a specialist infrastructure team to its business to respond to client demand and market trends.The team will be led by Jason Horner, who has joined the company as Head of Infrastructure Services from WYG. Jason is an infrastructure planning and procurement specialist with over 15 years’ experience in utilities and energy investment at a local, regional and national level. At Hilson Moran, he will drive forward large scale projects and masterplans involving utilities, major infrastructure and
     
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    Acoustic Standards Reform

    Nick Jones, Head of Acoustics at Hilson Moran, discusses upcoming changes to important Acoustic Standards.Now is an exciting time in the world of acoustics. But isn’t it always? Change is afoot. Three very important documents in the world of acoustics – particularly building acoustics – are being amended. It’s difficult to say which document is the most important, as they each consider different areas, so we’ll start with the one most recently published.BS 8233: 2014 “Guidance on sound insulation and noise reduction in buildings” is a weighty document, and can almost be considered a
     
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    Part L - A Small Step Forward

    Central to successive governments’ greening of the built environment is Part L of the Building Regulations. Expected back in April, but now finally with us, are the latest revisions of the greatly anticipated “Part L 2013”. So now it’s in the hands of the construction industry, was it worth waiting for? Firstly and unsurprisingly, the Government is further reducing carbon targets. However, it has softened its stance somewhat and the new targets are significantly weaker than those proposed as part of the consultation exercise. On average, there will be a 6% reduction for domestic and a 9%
     
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    Designing high-impact mall façades that drive footfall and enhance shopper comfort

    On Tuesday 25 February, Matt Kitson, Hilson Moran’s regional director at its Qatar office, spoke at the 6th Façade Design & Engineering Summit held at Oryx Rotana Hotel in Doha, about the retail sector and the impact that façade design has on footfall and dwell time in shopping malls in the GCC region.Matt’s talk focused on: Establishing how to develop façades that will optimise comfort within outdoor shopping malls such as glass covers, CFC studies, and façade engineering solutionsDesigning a mall façade that efficiently maximises indoor daylight to enhance the shopper experience Examining
     
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    New report on Zero Carbon 2019 calls for zero carbon standard now

    The UK-GBC has launched a new report which examines the case for action on Zero Carbon 2019 in non-domestic buildings. It calls for the government to act now on a zero carbon standard that would allow the UK construction and property industry to gain a head start over the rest of Europe and take the lead in expertise and knowledge on low carbon buildings. Dan Jestico, Head of Research and Development at Hilson Moran, has been an integral part of the Zero Carbon Non Domestic Task Group who have been working on the report with the since October 2013, and is also the Chair of the technical
     
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    Hilson Moran announces two key promotions (2014)

    Leading, international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran has announced two key promotions to further develop and strengthen the management of its design teams –Andy Grint and Andrew Ashfield will each take on the role of Divisional Director. Andy Grint joined Hilson Moran’s London office in 2001 as a Senior Mechanical Engineer. Andy has over 25 years’ experience on a variety of new-build, fit-out and refurbishment projects in various sectors including 240 Blackfriars Road, 12-14 Fetter Lane, the FA headquarters at Wembley Stadium and the multi-award winning fit out of
     
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    CIBSE launches new ‘Intelligent Buildings’ book

    Hilson Moran director Phil King is amongst academics and industry professionals who have contributed to The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) new book – ‘Intelligent Buildings: an introduction’. The book introduces the concept of intelligent buildings to the wider construction industry. Phil King, a member of the CIBSE Intelligent Buildings group, wrote the chapter called ‘BIM: A collaborative way of working’.The book details the importance of intelligent buildings – how they should be sustainable, healthy, meet the needs of occupants and businesses, and should be
     
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    Hilson Moran shortlisted at the MEP Middle East Awards

    Hilson Moran has been shortlisted in the Consultancy of the Year category at the MEP Middle East Awards. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner event in Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm Hotel on Wednesday 20 November.The awards are a premier platform for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing sector in the United Arab Emirates, recognising its achievements and honoring individuals and companies that have contributed to its success. They also acknowledge the latest innovations, technology and processes that help drive down costs and ensure adherence to best-practice standards.Tony Morris,
     
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    Hilson Moran is a Top 75 Best Construction Employer

    Hilson Moran has made Building magazine’s 2013 Top 75 Good Employer List – a prestigious guide to the construction industry’s top employers.With more than 350 companies registering to be included in the guide, Hilson Moran made the cut by scoring highly on training hours and smarter working, as well as having a generous holiday allowance, pension scheme and private healthcare. Chris Plummer, Managing Director at Hilson Moran, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be in the Building Good Employer Guide. We do all we can to ensure our people are happy in their jobs, with the maximum
     
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    Cranleigh Abu Dhabi Awarded Two Pearl Design Rating Certificate

    Campus on Saadiyat designed to reduce energy and water consumption by up to 20 and 35 per cent respectivelyTourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, announced today that Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, an elite school to open on Saadiyat, has achieved a Two Pearl Design Rating Certificate, awarded by the Urban Planning Council (UPC) as part of its Estidama Pearl Building Rating System. Following projects such as Louvre Abu Dhabi and the UAE Pavilion, this is the fifth Pearl Design Certificate to be awarded
     
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    One Station Square in Cambridge Wins Planning Consent

    [01/08/13] Brookgate has been granted planning consent for its £80 million One Station Square office development in Cambridge. The scheme, designed by architecture practice Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will, will deliver the largest Grade A office space in the city centre. One Station Square is a part of CB1, the new city quarter in Cambridge, and directly opposite Cambridge Station. The six-storey building provides 129,000 sq ft of offices in large, open floorplates, with generous reception zones and top floor terraces. The entire breadth of the ground floor facing the square is retail space,
     
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    CTBUH names The Gherkin as the Inaugural 10 Year Award Winner

    The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has announced its first 10 Year Award recipient: 30 St. Mary Axe, London, United Kingdom, popularly known as “The Gherkin.” The 10 Year Award has been created from this year to focus the industry on performance against design intent. It recognises proven value and performance, across one or more of a wide range of criteria, over a period of at least 10 years. This new award gives an opportunity to reflect back on buildings that have been completed and operational for at least a decade, and acknowledges those projects that have performed
     
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    Hilson Moran appointed to Royal Albert Docks masterplan

    Hilson Moran has been appointed as the MEP and energy consultant on the Royal Albert Docks masterplan, situated in the heart of the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone, east of the City of London. Owned by the Greater London Authority and developed by Advanced Business Parks (ABP), a successful Chinese commercial developer, the 35-acre site is set to be transformed into a mixed use scheme comprising office, leisure, retail and ancillary residential buildings, with a gross external area of 3 million sq ft. John Deasy, Commercial Director at Hilson Moran, said: “With the commitment to a significant
     
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    BIM - The Opportunity

    Phil King, Design Director, discusses the opportunities BIM can bring to the future of the built environment.The Building Information Modelling (BIM) revolution is well underway. The UK Government has set a target to reach BIM Level 2 on public sector work by 2016, private sector clients are increasingly requesting BIM on their projects and the construction industry has been busy equipping itself with the systems and processes necessary to make it standard practice. BIM improves the way that the industry works together, leading to better collaboration, coordination and exchange of
     
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    CTBUH 2013 Conference: 20 Fenchurch St Technical Tour

    As part of the CTBUH 2013 London Conference, Alan Cronin, Divisional Director Vertical Transportation, was asked to write a blog on the 20 Fenchurch Street Technical Tour which took place on Day 3 of the Conference.Set to complete in 2014, 20 Fenchurch Street is already a feature of the London skyline. The 38-story, 177-meter tower has been nicknamed “The Walkie Talkie” because of its distinctive shape and stood proudly in front of the tour group as it arrived at the marketing suite directly opposite the site to begin the technical tour. The tour started amidst the models in the marketing
     
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    Peter Rees closes the CTBUH 2013 Conference with Thames River Boat Tour

    [14/06/13] London’s skyline isn’t just about the new, iconic tall buildings such as The Shard, Walkie Talkie and the Cheesegrater, according to City of London’s Chief Planner, Peter Rees. Drawing the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH) 2013 London Conference to a close yesterday with a Thames River Boat tour, the City of London’s Chief Planner treated 100 industry guests to an onboard commentary on the bold outlines continuing to take shape across the capital, as well as the City’s lesser known buildings and heritage. From the emerging architecture in the City and the need
     
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    240 Blackfriars Road achieves ‘Excellent’ under new BREEAM 2011 assessment

    [14/06/13] Leading international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran, has achieved BREEAM ‘Excellent’ for the design stage of 240 Blackfriars Road in London – its first under the BREEAM 2011 New Construction offices scheme with a score of 75.44% – 5.44% higher than required for an ‘Excellent’ rating. The 19-storey, 236,000 sq ft office building developed by Great Portland Estates, was designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, with Hilson Moran appointed as the mechanical and electrical engineer, sustainability, fire and lift consultants. The building incorporates high
     
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    Hilson Moran Give Back at this years' Give & Gain Day

     [24/05/13] On Friday 17th May a team of volunteers from Hilson Moran took part in Give & Gain Day to aid in the regeneration of a housing estate in Shadwell, East London managed by the charity Eastend Homes. On the day, over 200 volunteers from Hilson Moran, Jones Lang LaSalle, Grant Thornton LLP, ITV and Lloyd’s bank descended on East London to restore different areas of the dilapidating housing estate. The Hilson Moran team were tasked with 'bringing back the life' into two large communal gardens. During the day the team put their hands to mending and painting fences, priming the ground
     
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    Hilson Moran hosts VIP Thames Boat Tour at the CTBUH 2013 London Conference

    As part of the 2013 CTBUH London Conference, Hilson Moran are offering a unique opportunity to a hundred of the conference delegates to join a Thames Boat Tour of the City, hosted by Peter Rees, Chief Planner of the City of London.The London Conference River Boat Tour, which will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 13th June, will provide a unique opportunity to view London’s tall buildings and historical landmarks, from the River Thames, which has acted as a catalyst for London’s phenomenal growth over the last 500 years.Peter Rees, Chief Planner of the City of London, will be providing
     
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    Hilson Moran appointed for fit-out of Grade I listed Royal Liver Building

    Leading, international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran, has been appointed by Pershing Securities to carry out full engineering design services for the fit out of its new 28,000 sq ft office space on the 8th floor of the Grade I listed Royal Liver Building, in Liverpool. Pershing Securities, part of the Bank of NY Mellon, is a security broker offering integrated clearing, settlement, and custody solutions. They currently occupy space on the ground floor of the building, but are relocating to the 8th floor to accommodate additional employees as the company expands. As
     
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    First Qatar TALK Forum a Resounding Success

     [17/04/13] Yesterday the Grand Hyatt Majlis Hotel in the heart of Doha in Qatar played host to over 80 of the construction and development top industry leaders who met for the first TALK Forum. The topic for discussion was 'Delivering the Vision' focusing on the 2022 Qatar World Cup and encouraged a lively debate from all participants. Hilson Moran, alongside RLB, Grimshaw and Brookfield Multiplex founded TALK to foster co-operation and understanding between Construction Professionals by cultivating topical and collaborative debate in the Qatar emerging market.   Matt Kitson, Regional
     
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    The Pavilion Tour as part of Green Sky Thinking Week

    [21/03/13] Hilson Moran, in collaboration with E2 Architecture + Interiors, are pleased to be participating in this year’s Green Sky Thinking Week from 15-19 April. One of the themes for this year’s Green Sky Thinking week is Delivering a Green City and Hilson Moran & E2 Architecture + Interiors have arranged an exclusive tour of The Pavilion project, a code level 5 modernist house in the grounds of a grade II* listed building in the Blackheath Conservation Area. The tour will take place on Wednesday 17 April from 4pm - 6pm at The Pavilion, Pagoda Gardens, Blackheath, London, SE3 0UZ.  To
     
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    Hilson Moran receives accolade from Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE

    [19/03/13] International Director at Hilson Moran, Tony Morris, has received a Certificate of Appreciation from Dr Richard Gibb, Director of the Higher Colleges of Technology’s Abu Dhabi Men’s College (ADMC). The award recognises Hilson Moran’s continuing support and contribution towards the development of ADMC’s Engineering Department. The system of the Higher Colleges of Technology is a community of more than 18,000 students and almost 2,000 staff based on 17 campuses throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - the largest higher education institution in the UAE. Hilson Moran has been
     
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    Hilson Moran appoints new non-Executive Chairman

    Hilson Moran is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Balch MA MPhil MRTPI MRICS FRSA as non-Executive Chairman. Chris is an expert in planning, development and regeneration. He will undertake his new role with Hilson Moran alongside his current position of Professor of Planning at Plymouth University, where he is Chair of the Management Board for the Institute for Sustainable Solutions Research (ISSR). Previously, he held various senior positions at DTZ, which culminated in the role of Managing Director UK & Ireland. Chris’s professional experience includes the development and
     
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    Utilising Your BMS System

    Greg Kemp, Divisional Director for FM, discussess best practice for utilising your Building Management System.Most buildings now have a Building Management System (BMS) installed and in general the head end computer invariably sits in the corner of an office or down in the basement with the engineering operation and maintenance team. Consequently, how much thought and attention have you or your maintenance team actually given to your BMS lately? In a time of cost cutting and energy efficiency drives, your BMS is the “brain” of your installed engineering systems and, if it is configured and
     
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    Hilson Moran appointed on National Bank of Abu Dhabi Head Office

    Hilson Moran have been appointed through leading architecture and design firm Gensler, to design the new National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) Global Head Office in the heart of the new Abu Dhabi Central Business District on Al Maryah Island. The new 67,300 square meter, 31-floor, landmark building will be located on a key site within the Al Maryah Master Plan facing both, the waterfront and a main access road. The building primarily accommodates commercial office space while incorporating multiple functions, including hub bank, tower lobbies, trading floors, auditorium, conferencing centre and
     
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    2012 Review - 2013 Preview

    Chris Plummer – Managing DirectorThe last 12 months have been momentous for Hilson Moran. In January, we annouced having completed a management buyout (MBO), returning the company to independence at one of the most challenging times for the industry in our 35-year history. The personal commitment and investment of our directors and our enhanced ability to respond quickly and directly to the needs of the market following the MBO, has given us greater strength as a business. We are proud that we continue to attract some of the most talented people within the industry work for the company and
     
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    Hilson Moran shortlisted in CIBSE Awards

    Leading international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran, has been shortlisted in the Building Services Consultancy of the Year category for the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2013.Chris Plummer, Managing Director at Hilson Moran, said: “We are very proud of having successfully developed the business over recent years, our contribution to some outstanding building for some excellent clients and the skill and commitment of our staff that makes it all possible. We are delighted that our achievements have been recognised by short listing for the CIBSE Building Services
     
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    Building Regulations Part L 2013 Consultation

     Head of Research and Development, Dan Jestico, discusses the implications of the revisions to Part L 2013 building regulations.  It is just over two years since the introduction of Building Regulations Part L 2010 and earlier this year we saw the consultation for the next iteration of the Conservation of Fuel and Power regulations, Part L 2013, land on our desks with an almighty 300 page thud. The 3 year gap between successive iterations highlights the expediency with which the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is treating the impending introduction of zero carbon
     
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    Spaces Between Places: How the Modern City Must Evolve

    Matt Kitson, Regional Director, Qatar, joined a panel of experts at this year’s World Architectural Summit in Dubai to discuss ‘spaces between places’ and how the modern city must evolve. Below is an extract from the panels’ discussion and Matt’s response to the questions asked.Q.How can architects improve our public spaces, urban activity, walkability and humanist interaction within a futuristic cityscape?  An architect is a cog in a wider design team and for that design team to achieve a lasting legacy with their Masterplan that amply responds to the future challenges of the city they need
     
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    Hilson Moran wins Consultant of the Year at the 2012 HVR Awards

    [16/10/12] Leading international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran has won Consultant of the Year at this year’s Heating and Ventilating Review Awards, held on 10 October at The Grange Hotel, St Paul’s in London.The judging panel said: “Credited with great enthusiasm and creative flair, Hilson Moran saw off strong competition from the other entries to claim this coveted award. The range of the firm’s services and its clear focus on quality as well as its approach to partnering and fostering great client satisfaction was impressive.”Chris Plummer, Managing Director at
     
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    K&L Gates triumphs at last night’s 2012 National BCO Awards

     [03/10/12] At the 2012 BCO Awards, hosted last night at the Grosvenor Hotel, London, K&L Gates won the National award for the Best Fit Out and later fought off stiff competition to win the Best of the Best Award.The judging panel said “K&L Gates’ design and delivery team has done a magnificent job to adapt some of the quirkier spaces into a thoroughly professional and stylish office interior. Especially successful is the clever modeling of the ceiling plane, to thread and co-ordinate lighting, and the air-conditioning which works around a complex roof structure – in some cases raking down
     
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    The Developing City Exhibition finishes after attracting thousands of visitors

    The Developing City Exhibition drew to a close last month after its nine week run at the Walbrook Building in the heart of the City of London. The exhibition looked at the past and present of the City along with three visions for the square mile in 2050. Hilson Moran joined forces with Brookfield, Woods Bagot and Cornwell to develop Grow Up 2050, a vision of the City where buildings will become taller, focused on the east of the City, to accommodate for a rise in employment as well as providing better public space at ground level. The exhibition attracted over 9,500 visitors over the nine
     
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    Hilson Moran promotes sustainability expert

     [10/09/12] International engineering consultancy firm Hilson Moran has promoted Chris Birch to Director of Sustainability for the UK.  Chris manages a specialist team of twenty sustainability experts, including a dedicated research and development function and has responsibility for the delivery of high quality sustainability services to internal design teams and external clients.Chris has over 20 years’ experience as a sustainability consultant and has been working at Hilson Moran since 2002. His main areas of expertise are sustainable masterplanning, environmental impact assessments and
     
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    Hilson Moran’s project wins RIBA Award for London Region

    [06/09/12] The £36 million mixed use redevelopment, 50 New Bond Street and 14 St George Street, has won a RIBA Award for the London Region. The redevelopment created retail, residential and two high quality office buildings within a highly restricted urban site, surrounded by listed buildings. 50 New Bond Street was developed into a large retail unit and a prestigious 33,920 sq ft office development with a new façade which combined curved bay windows and sculptural faience ribs. 14 St George Street has an additional storey added above the existing retained façade and a new façade to the
     
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    New Regional Director for Hilson Moran Qatar

    British sustainability expert appointed to drive sustainability at engineering consultancy aiming to turn Qatar 2030 vision into a reality.[03/09/12] Leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Hilson Moran Qatar, has announced that British-national Matt Kitson has been appointed as its new Regional Director. Kitson, whose career with Hilson Moran spans more than 12 years, is based in the company’s new office, located in the prestigious West Bay region of Doha. He will strengthen the existing team with his expertise in sustainability having led the development of an industry-leading
     
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    Hilson Moran appointed to 100 Cheapside redevelopment

    [21/08/2012] Quadrant Estates has appointed leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Hilson Moran for the speculative redevelopment of 100 Cheapside, a 94,000 sq ft Grade-A office and retail development located in the heart of the City of London, between the Bank of England and St Paul’s Cathedral.  100 Cheapside comprises the comprehensive redevelopment of a prominent site at the corner of King Street and Cheapside on the ceremonial route to and from the Guildhall. The existing buildings will be demolished, with the new BREEAM ‘Excellent’ building taking its place.   Hilson Moran
     
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    Clapham One development wins NLA Award

    [15/08/12]  The recently completed Clapham Library, which is part of the Clapham One development in South West London, has won the Culture and Community category at the 2012 New London Awards. The awards are organised by London’s Centre for the Built Environment and recognise the best projects in the capital in terms of architecture, planning and development. Leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran was appointed as the Building Services engineers for Clapham One, preparing the design concept, performance design and energy strategy for the library. The company was
     
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    Hilson Moran reveal vision for The City in 2050

     [02/07/12] The Developing City exhibition is now open at the Walbrook Building on Cannon Street, showcasing the future vision of the Square Mile in 2050. Three teams of architects, planners, designers and engineers have launched their 2050 City visions. Leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran, alongside Brookfield Office Properties, Woods Bagot and Cornwell envision the City to ‘grow up’, building more tall buildings to the east of the City to accommodate for a rise in employment as well as providing better public space at ground level.The exhibition is also
     
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    K&L Gates BCO Winner

     [20/04/2012] We are proud to announce that the recently completed K&L Gates offices in One New Change has won the BCO London and South East Award 2012 for Best Fit Out. Hilson Moran were responsible for the fit out of the international lawyers 100,000 sq ft London offices with catering facilities, a 200 seat multipurpose room, a computer room and extensive cellular and open plan offices. K&L Gates utilised the full range of Hilson Moran’s services including mechanical and electrical services, structured cabling, structural engineering, fire engineering, acoustics and the co-ordination of
     
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    Hilson Moran Acquired by Management Team

     [02/01/2012] Leading international consulting engineering firm Hilson Moran Partnership Ltd, has been acquired by its management team. Created in 1977 the company was privately owned until 2002 when it was acquired by Altran UK Ltd, a subsidiary of Altran Technologies S.A. headquartered in Paris. Since then Hilson Moran has developed the scope of services it provides, its geographical areas of operation and has continued to provide high quality, sustainable buildings whilst striving at all times to provide the best possible service to its clients. The performance of Hilson Moran was
     
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    Zero carbon private home gets underway in Southeast London

    [22/11/2011] Construction has started one of only a handful of private residences to achieve Code 5 for Sustainable Homes. The house, called the Pavilion and located in Blackheath in Southeast London, will use low energy building best practice, including Passivhaus, principles. By meeting the energy requirements defined by Code 5, the property conforms to the Governments definition of Zero Carbon buildings which is due to be implemented in 2016. An innovative and intelligent design has been developed for the project by a team of experts, who have worked on the project for two years. They
     
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    Hilson Moran features strongly in Building magazine’s Top 20

    [21/11/2011] Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Hilson Moran was named the 18th largest UK engineering consultancy in Building Magazine’s Top 100 Engineers survey, up from 22 in 2010. It also ranked 35 overall in the Top 200 Consultants list, from 48th place last year and was named the 15th fastest growing company in the Top 100 fastest growing companies list. “Building magazine’s Top 200 survey is an important annual barometer, both of the state of the economy and construction industry, but also of the relative health of its component firms,” said Hilson Moran managing director
     
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    Dan Jestico to address Australia’s National Building Envelopes & Facades Summit

    [13/10/2011] Dan Jestico, Hilson Moran’s head of R&D and principal sustainability consultant, will be addressing The National Building Envelopes & Façades Summit 2011 at the Ivy in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday 15th November. The summit involves a two-day conference and three days of workshops, running between 14th and 16th November. Taking a new approach, the event will focus on façade engineering, and meeting and overcoming common challenges, as well as the management of the entire project lifecycle. Dan’s presentation, Minimising Energy Use & Carbon Emissions through Double Skin Façades
     
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    Hilson Moran expands GCC operation with new Qatar office

    [12/09/2011] Engineering consultancy to introduce masterplanning and sustainability expertise to country’s expanding US$53 billion construction sector Leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran, will open its second GCC office this month, targeting Qatar’s expanding construction sector with a strong focus on masterplanning and sustainability. At today’s official signing, the UK-headquartered company formally entered into a joint venture agreement with His Excellency Dr. Sheikh Hamad Bin Nasser Al-Thani to establish the company’s Qatar operation, offering an
     
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    Hilson Moran ‘Harriers’ complete Standard Chartered City Race

    [20/07/2011] Nine Hilson Moran “Harriers” pounded the streets of London last Thursday at the annual Standard Chartered City Race, raising money for Seeing is Believing - a global initiative to help eradicate avoidable blindness. The race is the premier corporate running challenge with 6,500 runners from 400 companies running through the Square Mile’s closed-off streets. £5 from each entry is donated to Seeing is Believing and all money raised is matched by Standard Chartered. In the mixed team results, our team came 19th out of 86 and in the men’s, 195 out of 715. So congratulations to
     
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    Hilson Moran Launches Security Consultancy Group

    [15/06/2011] International engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran, has launched a new Security Consultancy Group, headed by security specialist, Mark Skinner. The security team will be providing strategic services such as security assessments and risk evaluations, in order to develop security strategies to mitigate risk and ensure business continuity, including manned guarding response plans where appropriate. As well as SBD (Secure By Design) CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) and safer places advice, the Hilson Moran team will be delivering a full range of technical
     
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    Hilson Moran sustainability experts to speak at Greenbuild Expo 2011

    [30/03/2011] Two senior members of Hilson Moran’s sustainability team, Dr Paul Bond, Principal Sustainability Consultant and Dave Wakelin, Associate, have been invited to present at Greenbuild Expo 2011, taking place on 29 and 30 June 2011 at Manchester Central. Now in its third year, Greenbuild Expo attracts built environment professionals from across the country, and covers a variety of topics including renewable technologies, sustainable materials and legislation updates. The Hilson Moran sessions take place on 29 June and the details of each are described below: <b>Retail and Building
     
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    Hilson Moran named NCE ACE Medium Consultant of the Year

     [29/03/2011] Hilson Moran has been named the NCE/ACE Medium Consultant of the Year 2011. Now in its eighth year, the awards celebrate outstanding business performance by engineering consultancies across the UK. The awards are based on submissions to NCE’s Consultants File, a unique insight into the health and wealth of the engineering consultancy market. Judging is based on strict criteria including revenues in relation to staff numbers, projects that applicants have been involved in and innovative activity undertaken during the year. Chris Plummer, Managing Director, commented on the win:
     
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    Dan Jestico to speak at Good Homes Alliance annual conference

    [24/11/2010] Dan Jestico, a Principal Sustainability Consultant and Head of R&D at Hilson Moran is speaking at Winterval, the Good Homes Alliance annual industry debate which this year is focused on ‘Industry transformation on the road to 2016’. The half day seminar will be held at The Princes Foundation for The Built Environment in central London on Wednesday 1 December. Dan is presenting a Building Regulations update, in particular looking at Part L (domestic) and Part F highlighting what has changed and what impact this has on dwelling emission rates and subsequent design implications.
     
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    Bristol’s new Civil Justice Centre officially opens

    [19/11/2010] Bristol’s new Civil Justice Centre has been officially opened today in the presence of Lord Chief Justice and the Rt Hon Mr Justice Royce. Designed by Associated Architects and engineered by Hilson Moran, the new seven storey building provides 15 new law courts and hearing rooms and associated ancillary space. Hilson Moran provided a multi-discipline approach with sustainability consultancy, building services, vertical transportation and intelligent building consultancy. For further details please contact pking@hilsonmoran.com
     
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    Hilson Moran at the European Future Energy Forum 2010

    [18/10/2010] Matt Kitson, Director of Sustainability at Hilson Moran, is speaking at the European Future Energy Forum on 21 October 2010 at London’s Excel. Held in association with Masdar and UKTI, the European Future Energy Forum provides a global leadership platform to ensure energy security and sustainability throughout Europe. Matt will be speaking at the Green Cities, Green Buildings focused session – Transforming our Cities – in conference room A at 11.50. The session will look at how the performance of existing buildings and infrastructure can be improved. Speakers will discuss the
     
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    Hilson Moran at Facade Design Engineering & Delivery Europe 2010

    http://www.facadedesignanddeliveryevent.com[13/10/2010] Dan Jestico, Hilson Moran’s Head of Research & Development spoke at Facade Design Engineering & Delivery Europe on 12 October 2010. Using a case study of Pinnacle in London,Dan spoke about how energy use and carbon emissions can be minimised through double skin facades and mixed mode ventilation. His presentation included insights onThe use of computational fluid (CFD) to accurately simulate facade performance from the startDesigning the facade to ensure thermal regulation of internal spaceUsing double skin facades with mixed mode
     
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    Hilson Moran is in winning team for King's Cross Gasholder competition

    [01/01/2010] Hilson Moran is part of the victorious team in the King’s Cross Gasholder competition. The winning design by Bell Phillips + Kimble is now being showcased at an exhibition of all of the submissions entered in the competition at New London Architecture in The Building Centre, London. The two-stage competition to create a unique public space amidst the iconic heritage structure of Gasholder No. 8 in King’s Cross was launched in summer 2009 by King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership and attracted 80 original competition entries, from which five teams were shortlisted. Bell
     
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