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- February 2007

Editors Comment: Skill shortages? What about employing women? 01 February 2007
SOME 50,000 women have a university level qualification in science, engineering, construction and technology - and do not have jobs in these industries.

Helath & Safety Matters: Daniel makes legal history 01 February 2007
Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA, reports on how a piece of legal history should make building services employers sit up and take notice

Business Matters: Taking the stress out of running a firm 01 February 2007
IF you get that Monday morning feeling on Friday night and wonder how February crept up on you so quickly - after all, wasn't it October last time you looked?! - then the chances are that you are well and truly stressed. And if you recognise these signs, you won't be alone!

Company Profile: Polypipe CBS: watch the new kid grow! 01 February 2007
Paul Braithwaite talks to Adam Turk, business development director of Polypipe Commercial Building Systems, about the launch of the new company, what it has to offer and how he expects it to fare in the market

Burning Issue: Fire protection: where speed is of the essence 01 February 2007
Didier Vassal, managing director and vice-president of Victaulic in Europe, explains why the UK's fire protection industry is the first to receive its latest fire protection device

Fan coil units: the phoenix that keeps on rising 01 February 2007
Dave Cogger, fan coil unit product manager at Caice Acoustic Air Movement, discusses the issues around the new DC/EC fan motor and calculates how the rewards in energy saving can be even greater than was first thought

Fan Coil Units: Ability Projects' fcus used in high grade Birmingham complex centre 01 February 2007
FOUR-PIPE fan coil units, manufactured by Ability Projects, Wimborne, Dorset, will form the basis of new air conditioning for the prestigious 35 Newhall Street, Birmingham, office development.

Fan Coil Units: Trusted technology ensures FCUs are alive and kicking 01 February 2007
The future for fan coil units looks positively healthy, thanks to their flexibility and cost savings advantages, says Joe Wieckowski, general manager of Colman Moducel

Fan Coil Units: Quartz at the forefront of fan coil development 01 February 2007
WITH the implementation of the amendments to Part L of the building regulations, the desire for greater off-site assembly and the move towards packaged solutions, there has probably never been such a period of concerted development within the fan coil industry.

Fan Coil Units: Lifting the lid on airside fan coil units 01 February 2007
For many years, airside fan coils have prompted a great deal of debate focused mainly on their energy efficiency attributes. However, a new development in the technology promises to change the terms of this debate, as Barry Trewhitt, product manager at Trox UK, explains

Fan Coil Units: Sav modular fan coil system in rebirth of City landmark 01 February 2007
MODERN building services technology is playing a key role in the redevelopment of the former headquarters building of Lloyds Bank in the heart of the City.

Ductwork: Why ductwork designers opt for an all-round solution 01 February 2007
Geoff Lee, joint managing director of CCL Lindab, explains why circular ductwork offers designers and installers a better deal than rectangular systems - and it is not just that it can be up to 50% cheaper.

Ductwork: Pull your socks up! 01 February 2007
The potential of fabric ducts, or socks, is often ignored in favour of the more familiar, comfortable rigid ductwork approach, suggests Paul Russon, managing director of Euro Air UK

Ductwork and Ductwork Cleaning: Don't shoot the duct cleaner! 01 February 2007
Ian Wall, sales director of Ductbusters, talks through the issues around ductwork cleaning and offers pointers as to how it should be done and why.