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What is Green Infrastructure and Why is it so important?

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 04 November, 2019.

When consulting engineers talk about green infrastructure, they’re not referring to a specific technology, as the term describes the natural environment that surrounds urban conurbations. In this context, it often refers to nature and how it can be harnessed by ... READ MORE



What You Should Know About the latest International BIM Standards

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 29 October, 2019.

At Varming Consulting Engineers, we have years of experience in the construction industry and are keen to embrace new and innovative ways to make our work greener and more efficient. Building Information Modelling is an intelligent 3D model-based process used by M ... READ MORE



What is a Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment Integrated Management System (QHSE IMS)?

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 23 October, 2019.

For every building project we are involved with at Varming Consulting Engineers, our designs are carried out in strict adherence to our QHSE IMS to ensure that the most favourable outcomes are achieved in the most efficient ways possible for all parties.  But ... READ MORE



EU Plans to Support the Strategic Deployment of Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Restoration in Europe

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 05 September, 2019.

EU 2013 Green Infrastructure StrategyThe European Environment Agency, the Joint Research Centre and the Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission published a joint report in 2013 pertaining to the EU’s ‘Green Infrastructure ... READ MORE



What is Ice Bank cooling and how is it used in Building Design?

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 05 July, 2019.

There are many methods building designers use to cool ambient temperatures in the built environment, but there are few as efficient as Ice Bank Cooling (IBC). As the name would suggest, air is cooled as it is passed over water chilled by ice, which is then fed into the ... READ MORE



What are Heat Islands and How Do they Affect Us?

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 01 July, 2019.

There are many aspects of the environment that have to be considered by modern consulting engineers, as each one can have a significant effect on how buildings operate in the real world. Heat islands represent one such aspect and it’s a phenomenon that relates to ... READ MORE



Nearly Zero-Energy Building (NZEB) Strategy 2020 - Outlining a Path to Success

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 21 June, 2019.

In modern building design, the NZEB concept is one that aims to allow architects and consulting engineers to create buildings that cause little or no impact on the local and wider environment. However, the uptake of NZEB buildings across the EU has, to date, not been ... READ MORE



Biomimetic Design in the Built Environment for Climate Mitigation

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 20 June, 2019.

In the field of construction and architecture, biomimetic design is a concept used by consulting engineers, architects and those involved in building design to mimic how nature is able to come up with simple, but effective ways to solve engineering problems that ... READ MORE



Trench Heating and the Benefits it Offers

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 13 June, 2019.

Trench heating is a system used in building design that negates the need for using standard wall-mounted radiators and it does so in a simple, but clever way. When it is employed by consulting engineers, trench heating involves using trenches under the floor and ... READ MORE



What is a Run Around Coil Installation and Why Use One?

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 07 June, 2019.

When choosing which ventilation heat recovery system to employ in any given building, the Varming team of mechanical and electrical engineers have to consider many factors. In buildings that cannot tolerate cross-leakage between extract and supply air, such as in the ... READ MORE







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