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BSRIA recently aquired Proplan, global market research specialists in the building environmental controls, fire detection and security sector, from i&i Limited. Proplan's activities will continue as usual, enhanced by a larger research team and the increased global scope that BSRIA is able to provide.

All reports written by the Proplan team are still available and may be obtained from BSRIA, under the BSRIA Proplan brand, and new reports will be developed by the newly combined team of market researchers. Proplan's senior researcher, Jeremy Towler, has now joined BSRIA and will bring in-depth experience in all the controls sectors. BSRIA's own experts in this field, Gambi Chiang and Andrew Giles, will be working with Jeremy both on multiclient reports and consultancy assignments.

Comments on the acquisition:

Chris Monson of Trend Control Systems:
"Suppliers will now be able to obtain the market intelligence for both their own products and the systems they integrate into from a consolidated source and on a comparable basis. This acquisition will benefit suppliers and distribution channels across the industry".

Control Solutions, Inc The industry will miss the input of Allan McHale, who is retiring from the business. Allan welcomed the merger with BSRIA and said, "I am delighted that Proplan has found such a good home and now with BSRIA's greater resources in place the business will rapidly expand to meet our clients' needs. The combined skills of the two companies will enhance the ability to provide comprehensive and integrated services on a worldwide front."

Andrew Eastwell, BSRIA's chief executive: "this business complements BSRIA's own activities well, and supports our ambitions to grow our market share in worldwide construction market research. Proplan has an excellent image in the very important sector of controls."

About BSRIA
BSRIA's Worldwide Market Intelligence division is a world leading provider of market intelligence for the building services industry, helping companies to make better informed business decisions through regular published reports and bespoke consultancy. These include global studies in air conditioning, heating, renewables, structured cabling, bathroom equipment, facilities management and related industries. www.bsria.co.uk/wmi

Reports from BSRIA Proplan include:
EU(7) Building Controls - Environmental, Fire Detection, Security (2007/8) India Building Controls - Environmental, Fire Detection, Security in (2008) US Security Market (2008) China Building Controls - Environmental, Fire Detection, Security (2007) Central Europe Building Controls - Environmental, Fire Detection, Security (2006) Building Automation Systems - UK, Russia, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain (2006-8)

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