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New national standards programme set to raise professional competence

UK standards body BSI has announced a new National Standards programme to raise professional competence in the built environment sector.... 
 21 Jul 2020

Concern over safety measures as construction recovers

A survey of over 700 workers and 130 employers carried out by specialist construction recruiter, Randstad, to analyse the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry has revealed signs of sector recovery.... 
 21 Jul 2020

ISH extends deadline for free exhibition-stand cancellation

Following intensive discussions with exhibitors, the international HVAC trade show ISH has complied with the request for the deadline for free exhibition-stand cancellation to be extended from 24 July to 10 September 2020.... 
 20 Jul 2020

Birmingham Commonwealth Games seeks HVAC contractors

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games, which will be held in 2022, is ramping up recruitment for a broad range of services including HVAC.... 
 20 Jul 2020

Viessmann asks installers to get moving to plant 100,000 trees

Viessmann is inviting its employees, installers and partners, as well as their families and friends, to walk, run or cycle as many kilometres as they can over the next two weeks as part of the company’s global ‘ViMove for Climate’ campaign.... 
 20 Jul 2020
Head of training and external affairs at Vaillant, Mark Wilkins

Vaillant welcomes green homes funding, but warns of skills gap

Mark Wilkins, head of training and external affairs at Vaillant has welcomed the Chancellor’s Summer Statement which included £50m of funding to pilot innovative energy-saving measures for social housing, as well as a £2billion Green Homes Grant to ... 
 20 Jul 2020

CICV Forum animations urge construction workers to be COVID-19 smart 

As the easing of lockdown measures continues, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum in Scotland, of which the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is a key member, has launched a new social media campaign urging workers to ... 
 16 Jul 2020

HVR Awards 2020 – one more week to enter

The deadline for the 2020 HVR Awards is approaching and companies and individuals from across the heating and ventilating sector are urged to get entries in by 12pm next Friday, August 21.... 
 16 Jul 2020

Industry working group launches building control regulation proposals

Leadership organisations from across the building control sector have come together in a Future of Building Control Working Group to develop 11 key recommendations for the future oversight and regulation of the profession and Building Control Bodies.... 
 15 Jul 2020

Sustainability Guide puts engineers at the heart of better building

A new updated guide on sustainability, published by CIBSE, empowers engineers to influence the work done and decisions made on building projects, to lead to more sustainable outcomes.... 
 15 Jul 2020

Ventilation vital to gyms reopening

Vent-Axia has advised that now is the time to check ventilation to ensure there is enough airflow to dilute viruses and improve indoor air quality of gyms and sports facilities which are set to open on 25 July.... 
 14 Jul 2020
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WHO backs industry stance on airborne threat

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has belatedly acknowledged the threat posed by airborne transmission of the coronavirus following months of warnings from ventilation and air quality experts.... 
 13 Jul 2020
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak visited the Worcester Bosch factory

Chancellor Rishi Sunak learns of ‘safe gas’ technology

Heating systems manufacturer Worcester Bosch has welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, to its Worcester factory.... 
 13 Jul 2020

Lochinvar makes double sales appointment

Water heater, boiler and renewable company Lochinvar has further boosted its sales team in line with its continued growth plans and to provide additional support to its customers.... 
 13 Jul 2020

New flexible model could boost apprenticeships, says BESA

A more ‘blended’ approach to the delivery of apprentice training must emerge in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 13 Jul 2020

Nearly CO2-free heating for 90 households

Panasonic has annouced the start of its CO2-saving energy solution for the smart city project, Future Living Berlin. The urban beacon is an important project in the company’s wider smart cities portfolio, which contribute to its focus on the ... 
 13 Jul 2020
Graham Wright, chairman of the HPA

More support for Chancellor’s Summer Statement

There has been more positive reaction from the industry to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s plans to invest in green technology to make buildings more energy efficient.... 
 13 Jul 2020

Lotus Cars to move to Heatrae Sadia’s Norwich site

Following a move of the Heatrae Sadia manufacturing activities from Norwich to Preston, Baxi Heating has announced that Lotus Cars will transfer its aluminium chassis manufacturing to the site in Norwich.... 
 9 Jul 2020

Industry welcomes green economy plans

The industry has broadly welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement to boost the “green economy” which includes a Green Homes Grant Scheme and an investment in the energy efficiency of public buildings.


 9 Jul 2020

SKILLcard endorsements now ‘fully digital’

One of the construction industry’s largest card issuing and personnel registration schemes has further streamlined its service by making the recording of employer endorsements for card applicants fully digital.... 
 8 Jul 2020
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