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Welcome to the new Lareine Engineering blog page.

In this blog, we’ll be looking at industry issues, technology, standards & legislation and other topics related to daylighting & ventilation for buildings in all sectors.

Expect a range of posts, from brief comment and updates, to in-depth articles. Look out for regular updates and please let us have your views on any of the topics discussed.

 

Monday 16 October 2017

Lareine Engineering Director David Mowatt, Chairman of the Smoke Control Association (SCA), has issued an open letter to the Building Regulations and Fire Safety Review, raising the point that smoke ventilation must be represented on the review of the building regulations following the Grenfell fire.



Tuesday 26 September 2017

Lareine Engineering is among the first companies in the sector to adopt a formal policy to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business or within its supply chain.



Thursday 31 August 2017

Lareine Engineereing has joined the BIBA CPD Providers Network and is now offering a RIBA Accredited CPD Seminar entitled Smoke: Tackling the deadly enemy.



Thursday 10 August 2017

It’s widely accepted and generally understood these days that sunlight plays a vital role in human health and wellbeing. But going beyond the generalisations and looking at some of the actual data published by academics and respected experts across the world, there are some amazing facts coming to light.
Here are seven, to get you started.



Thursday 27 July 2017

Lareine Engineering is now able to offer the Innivate range of high performance Louvre Ventilators, to complement its existing range of System 75 Louvre Ventilators.

 



Thursday 13 July 2017

A common error when designing a Performance Louvre system, is the use of Free Area as the metric from which the required louvre area is calculated. This method can lead to an overestimation of the required louvre area or worse: an under-estimation of the area required.



Friday 30 June 2017

Lareine Engineering Director, David Mowatt, has recently been elected Chairman of The Smoke Control Association - SCA.



Thursday 1 June 2017

The concept of modular rooflights for use on flat roofs became popular in the 1970 and 80s. Typically glazed with polycarbonate, usually thermoformed to create a dome or pyramid shape, these highly practical rooflights remain a popular choice for many applications. However...



Friday 5 May 2017

David Mowatt, Director of Lareine Engineering, discusses the dual roles of daylighting & ventilation in creating healthy and safe internal environments. This article was recently published in DAYLIGHTING Magazine.