Cybersecurity in the built environment: Can your building be hacked?

In the Volume 7, Number 1 issue of Corporate Real Estate Journal, Chris Grundy, IT and audio visual Director, explores how current and emerging trends in workplace and building design impact cybersecurity considerations and offers a security framework for corporate real estate professionals and key questions to ask of their teams.

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IEQube Case study by Edwin Wealend

As consulting engineers, we spend the clear majority of our time designing systems, spaces, and buildings with little in the way of feedback as to the success or failure of our designs. 

BCO Briefing Note: Health and Wellbeing in Buildings

A high-level overview of the importance of health and wellbeing in office spaces for people who are new to the subject.

Water-Energy Nexus: The Case for Data Centres

The aim of this white paper is to evaluate the performance of Direct Air Optimisation (DAO) and Indirect Air Optimisation (IAO) systems in locations with different water and power generation characteristics, considering the at-source resource usage.

Analysis of the Benefits of Indirect Air Optimisation in East Asia, South East Asia and Australia

The increasing power consumption of data centres in today’s market is well documented. This report focuses on the operational energy and water cost impacts of the Indirect Air Optimisation (IAO) systems in comparison to various other cooling options within East Asia, South East Asia and Australia. 

Stadium & Sporting Venues - Go Digital

 

Information technology (IT) and audio-visual (AV) systems are critical to delivering and engaging supporter experience. 

 

Developing Sloping Landfill Sites Paper by Dr Yalcin Irfan and Dr Jing-Rui Peng

"Geotechnical Investigation and Design Aspects of Developing Sloping Landfill Sites"

Cultivation, not Ventilation Case Study by David Brownstein

Engineers face a huge challenge – we must continue to design buildings that support the health and wellbeing of those who occupy them whilst dramatically reducing the energy that they use to do it.

Workspace optimisation using IP network data mining

The proliferation of mobile computing devices including laptops, tablets and smart-phones creates the possibility of mobility but these need high-density Wi-Fi to support significant numbers of workers.

Cundall infographic: Benefits of IT and audio visual

 Cundall infographic: Benefits of IT and audio visual

Zero carbon for new non-domestic buildings

Cundall’s response to this government consultation paper, which closed on 26 February, is available to download. Cundall supports the move towards zero carbon and has made suggestions on how this can be practically and economically achieved.

Cundall Sustainability Reports

Cundall’s Sustainability Reports describe our commitment to sustainability, our successes and achievements, and how we are meeting the requirements of our Sustainability Policy and Roadmap Targets. The reports also outline our performance against the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Environmental Performance Indicators and outlines the key environmental legislation affecting our business. The reports are issued bi-annually.

Energy & Environmental Policy: Strategy & Action Paper

Organisations with building portfolios need to reduce their carbon footprint and manage their environmental impacts, but may not know the best place to start. Cundall has developed a process to demystify sustainability, breaking it down into a series of simple steps tailored to your needs. We use a variety of tools, developed over many years of designing and improving the performance of buildings, to deliver practical, measurable outcomes. For further information please download the Energy & Environmental Policy Strategy & Action Paper.
 

Fire and Timber Frame: The Facts

It is a reasonable assumption that buildings made from timber have a greater propensity for destruction by fire than those of ‘traditional’ masonry construction. The much-publicised fires in partially completed timber-framed apartment blocks seemingly confirms this assumption. However, this need not be the case and is heavily dependent on the stage of construction. For further information on this subject please download our information paper Fire and Timber Frame – The Facts.

Part L 2010: Rethinking Building Design

Part L 2010 came into force in October 2010 and will apply to most new developments that have not had a substantial start on site prior to that date. The formal changes to Part L was released in April 2010. The information in the attached document details the proposals identified in the consultation document.
 

The larger the company - the larger the fine

Two recent incidents involving fire have demonstrated the importance of obtaining the correct advice at the right time to the building and facilities management industry. Cundall’s Fire Engineers are qualified and experienced Chartered Engineers, with the ability to understand how a building will function in a fire. Our knowledge of fire dynamics, smoke movement and human behaviour, enables us to provide you with the very best professional advice.

Data Centre Dynamics 2011

This page contains presentation and information paper downloads following Cundall’s involvement in the Data Centre Dynamics event on 30th November to the 1st December.
 

Use Classes Order in England and Scotland

Cundall’s Planning Team are pleased to share with you their update to the Use Classes Order in England.  This shows the opportunities for changes between different use classes and where you will need planning permission. 

Corenet Global Summit 2013 Shanghai workshop results

Simon Wild, Cundall’s CEO, ran a workshop at Corenet Global Summit 2013 in Shanghai that asked over 40 attendees what they thought the drivers would be for a sustainable workplace in the 2020s. Although ran in Shanghai, the attendees had a wide geographically spread with representatives from India, China, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, UK and the US.  The results are available here..
 

The Community Infrastructure Levy 2012 Update

 

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a new charge which local authorities in England and Wales will be empowered to charge on most types of new development. The government set out proposals to reform the Community Infrastructure Levy in the Localism Bill, which received Royal Assent in November 2011 becoming the Localism Act.

 

Data Centres: The next green generation

Cundall has recently featured in the October 2012 issue of BusinessTechnology, distributed with The Sunday Telegraph.

Short of Space for School Places? Let us help you find them…

In April 2009 London Councils published the ‘do the maths’ document in which they asked the question; is the shortfall in school places ‘an educational time bomb?’. The document outlined that the answer was indisputably, yes.

New Planning Era - National Planning Policy Framework

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been published as part of the Government’s plans to reform and simplify the planning system and promote sustainable growth. This has condensed over 1000 pages of policy documents into just 47 pages, excluding annexes, and has undergone a significant revision from the draft version that was first published in July 2011.

EFA Baseline Designs Explained....

Cundall have recently delivered a series of seminars to demonstrate our involvement for the Education Funding Agency's baseline designs.

Sustainable Buildings 2020: Capturing the Global Perspective

For World Green Building Week 2013, Cundall hosted workshops in 16 different locations across the world and asked the 250+ attendees the question - What will drive sustainable buildings in 2020? Participants were from a wide range of stakeholders in the construction industry including developers, building owners, contractors, architects, suppliers, engineers, sustainability consultants and project managers.

Services

Cundall's engineering consultancy services cover the entire life cycle of any building project. Clients find our ‘total solutions’ approach saves them time, money and effort.

We will add value to your project by opening our minds, exchanging ideas and thinking creatively.

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Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.

Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.