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Consultation launched on built environment competence framework specification

BSI has launched a consultation on the first iteration of a new standard called: Built Environment – Overarching Framework for Competence of Individuals - Specification.

Developed using BSI’s new #BSIFlex process, the framework will provide a set of core principles of competence of individuals working within the built environment. It is broadly ...
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23/10/2020 Treatt builds digital factory Treatt, an ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global ... » Read More

22/10/2020 WEPA orders Valmet tissue line Valmet will supply a complete tissue line, including full automation ... » Read More

22/10/2020 Rotamec and JPS Reliability Rotamec has announced a new association with JPS Reliability Ltd to boost ... » Read More
21/10/2020 Istec's compressor monitor Dutch supplier Istec has launched what it calls the first stand-alone ... » Read More

20/10/2020 BG Energy Solutions: Magnatech Building management systems and energy solutions company BG Energy ... » Read More

20/10/2020 Three into one: Invar launches Three specialist organisations in warehouse software, automation and ... » Read More


Remotely-piloted autonomous drone aircraft have changed the face of warfare in the last decade or so, by removing human pilots altogether. Now, a new generation of autonomous vehicles are being developed that do the donkey work of ground operations, without needing a rider. By Will Dalrymple

In 2017, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory ...
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22/10/2020 Military aircraft technicians Defence cuts are nothing new. The UK’s armed forces’ role changes as frequently as the Guard. But now the UK government has announced it doesn’t want its military aircraft technicians licenced to a common European standard. What are ... » Read More

14/10/2020 Introducing functional safety How can owners and safety regulators be confident that a plant won't pose a danger to staff or the local community when something untoward occurs: a blackout, a lightning strike, human error. This is the realm of functional safety. By ... » Read More

14/10/2020 Digital twins: double trouble? Why should you bother making a digital twin, and how do you go about creating one anyway? By Jody Muelaner » Read More
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