Knowledge Centre: 5 ways to get involved with developing standards

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Here are five ways to get involved in?developing standards into something that makes change. You’ll also be able to collaborate with other like-minded industry experts, who want to make a difference too.

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How to conduct effective energy retrofits of existing buildings

Image of man retrofitting a flatIn June 2019, the UK Government committed to a remarkable, and necessary, plan: to slash the UK's carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Making housing more energy efficient will be key.

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Video of the month:The key updates on fire safety standards

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Chris Smith-Wong, BSI’s fire standards PM, gives you a brief overview of all the updates happening to key fire standards like BS 5839-6:2019 (covering fire detection and alarm systems) and the latest with the development of BS 8484.

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Transforming our world: how we look after our power supply

Image of transformersTransformers' prime position role in our power supply means they're a key component that needs to continue functioning safely and optimally. What do transformers actually do and how do we test them for quality?

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Chain link fences: how they are made

Image of chain fenceSeen surrounding sports courts, farmers' fields and city parks, chain link fences keep land and property private and protected.?How are these chain link fences made and erected to keep intruders out and let the sunlight in?

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Two key components of a standard: the 'Scope' and the 'Introduction'

Image of hand holding a compassThe Knowledge Centre team bring?you their latest blog covering the 'Scope' and the 'Introduction' of a?standard:?two key?places for understanding what a standard does and doesn't cover,.

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What makes a good medical face mask?

Image of a surgeon with a face maskThe revised standard BS EN 14683:2019,?Medical face masks – Requirements and test methods, is an important step in protecting patient health.?

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What is city resilience?

Image of city buildingsSudden shocks such as floods and long-term stresses can really take their toll on a city's people and businesses. A new standard offers practical guidance and tools.

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Click! A revised standard for camera shutters

Image of a camera shutterA revised international standard, BS ISO 516:2019,?Camera shutters — Timing — General definition and mechanical shutter measurements,?is a guide to understanding shutter speed requirements.

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