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Public Beta of Part L software now available

During the summer, there were fears that delays in software development could hold up the introduction of the new Part L of the Building Regulations.

In August, Integrated Environmental solutions (IES) made a Public Beta version of its iSAP and VE-SBEM Part L 2010 software available, allowing designers to get to grips with the changes being introduced prior to the final version of the software being published. IES is also offering online training for users of the new software in advance of the new regulations, which are scheduled to come into force on 1 October 2010.

In addition, due to the extent of the changes within Part L 2010, further required training in our VE-SBEM software is being offered online in advance of the new regulations being introduced. According to David McEwan, UK Director at IES, “This Public Beta version offers our customers a level of software completeness that...means they can start to pro-actively rough check any current project against the 2010 regulations and advise clients on implications and potential design issues.”

The IES VE-SBEM Public Beta incorporates the SBEM 4.0c engine, while iSAP integrates with the latest version of JPA Designer incorporating SAP 9.90. They enable users to run both domestic and non-domestic Part L 2010 compliance calculations, generate BRUKL reports and produce Energy Performance Certificates. These are both fully working versions, although testing is still underway and as such results should only be used for rough and not final calculations until the approved version is released. IES is also completing 2010 development of its market leading VE-DSM tool which will also be released shortly.

The Public Beta of IES VE version 6.2 can be downloaded by emailing beta@iesve.com, stating name, company and contact details.

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