The New National Trade Event For The Electrical Industry

 As the summer fades and the autumn is almost with us it is time to look forward to what is to come.  The JIB and ECS will be exhibiting at the ED&I Expo this year.  This is an expo that is well worth visiting and you will find JIB and ESCS on stands 91 and 92 on the 6th and 7th September.  They are very keen to meet those who would like to consider having an ECS card and JIB membership.

 

Training and education

At the exhibition you are going to have the chance to expand your knowledge as you attend a series of one-hour seminars.  You will also be able to get involved with some panel discussions.  Just some of the seminars on offer are:

 

  • 18th edition
  • Best practice for smart homes
  • CDM for contractors

 

All of the seminars area free to attend so book ahead so that you don’t miss this chance to improve your business.  Here is a list of what is on offer.

Wednesday 6th

Challenging risk assessment

10.00 – 10.30

A practical look at how to deal with risk assessment in exceptional and other challenging situations

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Electrical safety and rogue installs

10.45 – 11.15

During this session, the ECA’s Gary Parker will highlight some of the recent #RogueInstalls he has encountered, explore common electrical defects, highlight what the law says regarding periodic inspections and makes sense of electrical condition reporting.
Gary will dispel myths and give practical relevant knowledge for both clients and contractors within the residential, private rented and commercial spheres.

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Panel discussion – Chaired by the ECA’s Steve Martin

11.30 – 12.30

With the Wiring Regulations 18th edition close to being finalised, and due to be published next year, join this topical industry debate, chaired by the ECA. The panellists will discuss the proposed changes to the regulations, and the opportunities and challenges they present to your business.

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CEDIA – Smart Home Infrastructure Best Practice

12.45 – 1.15

As we move towards 2018, what standards and regulations will become important in an increasingly regulated world?

Join CEDIA’s Director of Education, Simon Buddle, for a seminar that will take a look at the new CEDIA BSI PAS 34591, the BS EN15232 and Part L1A of Building Regulations (Conservation of Fuel and Power in New Dwellings). Approached in the right way, these standards can help set your business apart from the competition.

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Ivory Egg – How to choose the right smart home solution

1.30 – 2.00

There are a huge amount of smart home devices and solutions in the market so working out which to offer can be difficult. This seminar will cover what the difference is between a smart device and a smart home, the different types of intelligent solutions available and how you can get involved in this exciting industry.

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Aico – A Gateway to Safer Connected Homes

2.15 – 2.45

Technological advances are transforming the way domestic life saving devices are used, from cloud based monitoring systems to intelligent multi-sensor alarm features. Join Aico to understand how this new technology will impact the whole industry.

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Emergency Lighting – Don’t Be Left In The Dark

3.45 – 4.15

The emergency lighting standard BS 5266-1 previously concentrated on getting people out of a building in the event of power failure. Recent changes mean that you must also consider those who wish to remain in the building. As a result, when designing and installing your next emergency lighting system, there is a need to ensure clients are not left in the dark. This session will enable you to familiarise with the changes and find out best practice.

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Schneider

4.30 – 5.00

This seminar is designed to overview energy usage within Commercial and Industrial Buildings and technologies that can enable energy and asset management information to be collated from standard installations through the use of intelligent “Smart” products.

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Thursday 7th

 

Practical CDM for Contractors

10.00 – 10.30

Outlining when CDM 2016 does – and doesn’t – apply and an outline of the duties on construction contractors

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NICEIC – Earthing and Bonding – Back to Basics

10.45 – 11.15

Presented by Darren Staniforth, technical development manager. Darren will be confirming the requirements of BS 7671 and looking at what does or doesn’t need Earthing or Bonding. This session looks at a number of myths in the electrical industry and realigns contractors understanding saving them time and money.

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Edmundson’s – POE

11.30 – 12.00

The impact of the upcoming PoE standard and its impact on structured cabling design for remotely-powered IP devices.

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Panel discussion – Keeping on the right side of health and safety law

12.15 – 1.15

Chaired by ECA’s Phil Bates a diverse range of industry professionals will join the panel.

Understanding the basics of health and safety law and industry pre-qualification, and what’s needed to avoid prosecution, large fines, and HSE fees for intervention.

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New Fire alarm standards

1.30 – 2.00

With the expected publication of the new fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings BS 5839-1 due this year, the ECA’s fire and security specialist Peter Baxter will explore these changes. He will also highlight the relationship between Part 1 and Part 6 systems to help you design the right system for your building.

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Edmundson’s CPR – Construction Product Regulations and the effect on structured cabling

2.15 – 2.45

How the EU Construction Products Directive has influenced network cable construction and it’s specification in intelligent building designs.

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Ivory Egg – How to choose the right smart home solution

3.00 – 3.30

There are a huge amount of smart home devices and solutions in the market so working out which to offer can be difficult. This seminar will cover what the difference is between a smart device and a smart home, the different types of intelligent solutions available and how you can get involved in this exciting industry.

Register For Seminar

 

CEDIA – Smart Home Infrastructure Best Practice

3.45 – 4.15

As we move towards 2018, what standards and regulations will become important in an increasingly regulated world?

Join CEDIA’s Director of Education, Simon Buddle, for a seminar that will take a look at the new CEDIA BSI PAS 34591, the BS EN15232 and Part L1A of Building Regulations (Conservation of Fuel and Power in New Dwellings). Approached in the right way, these standards can help set your business apart from the competition.

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Growing, Improving and protecting your business.

4.30 – 5.00

ECA – Headline sponsor presentation – The true value of joining your industry trade association. Why becoming an ECA member is more than just a ticket to work.

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Products

This is your chance to interact with other industry clients and businesses as well as suppliers and to meet contractors and consultants to increase your company’s profile.  There will also be an industry networking dinner for those of you who really appreciate the chance to network over some good food and drink and entertainment. Contact Claire Davison at claire.davison@allthingsmedialtd.com to book your table.

Looking to the future

There will be plenty of opportunities at the Expo to explore new industry sectors and discover what products and services are the ones that are going to be the trendsetters in the months ahead.   For your future and for your view of the industry’s future this is an expo not to be missed.

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