Jamie Darragh, our Associate Director in Dubai has been discussing the relationships between consultant and contractor in the August edition of MEP Middle East, a monthly magazine that delivers news, data, analysis and strategic insights for the region’s mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contractors.

Jamie reiterates the importance of consultants and contractors working closely together and how their relationship is imperative to the ultimate success of a project.

The full article can be read on p 28 of the magazine.


Get together with your colleagues, family and friends and come and join us in a charity cycle challenge, raising vital funds and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support.

On Thursday 27 September 2018, all riders will be taking on either a 40-mile or 70-mile circular route across Berkshire and Oxfordshire’s beautiful countryside. The ride takes place during Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which means there is a promise of coffee and cake at the start and end.

Whether you’re a bike novice or an experienced rider, people of all abilities are welcome, and you can also sign up as a team. It doesn’t matter when you cross the finish line – it’s all about taking part – and the goal is to raise as much funds to help provide emotional support, medical advice, financial guidance and end-of-life care to people living with cancer, as well as support for their families.

Entry prices for the ride are £50 per person (plus admin fee) and 100% of the ticket price will be donated to charity. Donations higher than the ticket price are also welcome.

Register for the ride in the link:


Black & White Engineering are pleased to announce that we are now a company member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers: https://www.cibse.org/directory-of-member-practices/black-white-engineering-(1)

As a member of the directory we are required to maintain the highest standards of professional conduct in accordance with the CIBSE Code of Conduct, providing clients with confidence when working with CIBSE accredited organisations.

Alongside our company registration, B&W actively support CIBSE in both the UK and UAE.

In the UK, Director Steven Horn has been a member of the CIBSE CPD panel for the past five years.  The CIBSE CPD panel audits company presentations before they can join the CIBSE accredited directory and the panel also undertakes an annual audit of CIBSE members’ CPD records for compliance with the Engineering Council.

Phillip Hilton-West is a member of the CIBSE North East committee which supports and promotes CIBSE in the North East of England.

Our Associate Director Jamie Darragh was elected as a member of the UAE CIBSE Committee and Technical Committee during the 2018 AGM.

The CIBSE UAE region was officially launched in April 2016, at an event attended by the CIBSE president, CEO and the director of membership and was the first region to be established in 29 years.

Last year, the Abu Dhabi Chapter and SoPHE UAE were added to it’s SSL, YEN UAE and WIBSE subcommittees. The Abu Dhabi Chapter is chaired by our principal engineer Daniel Williams, further demonstrating Black & White’s commitment to CIBSE in the regions we work.

As part of our Global Technical Committee we continue to support professional development and registration with professional engineering bodies and the Engineering Council UK, with many of our engineers achieving Chartered (CEng) and Incorporated (IEng) engineer status.

One of our Dubai Directors, Alistair Davis, had an article published in the July 2018 edition of ‘Big Project Middle East’, a leading magazine aimed at the construction sector which features industry news, interviews, analysis and expert opinion.

In the article titled ‘Understanding the Value in Value Engineering’ Alistair clears up some common misconceptions about Value Engineering and explains the benefits of incorporating it from the very earliest stages of a project.

You can read Alistair’s article in full on pages 46-47 of the ‘Big Project ME’ magazine with the following link:

We are delighted to announce our recent successful UKAS certifications for both our UK and UAE offices in ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and the recently published ISO 45001:2018!

This is most certainly a big deal! These three prestigious certifications place B&W Engineering amongst the very first Engineering Consultancies worldwide to be certified in these three international standards.

Our ‘QSE’ integrated management system represents the exceptionally high level of quality practised throughout B&W Engineering. With this recent certification, all our partners and clients can be guaranteed delivery of the highest standards on any and every project. Quality, Occupational Health & Safety, and Environmental Protection (QSE) are not only adjustable parameters in our business practice but are integral and essential principles in all our business activities.

Thanks to OCEAN Certification, our UKAS accredited partner, and congratulations to our regional teams who have demonstrated once again, their commitment, professionalism and expertise to reach this essential goal!

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