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News Archive - February 2009

Kershaw Group’s support for children’s hospices totals £15,000 27 February 2009
A well known construction company has supported an important children’s charity for the seventh year running – with another donation of £3,000.

HVCA Scotland promotes energy-saving measures 27 February 2009
HVCA Scotland has distributed a pack of “mini-posters” to almost 3,000 public sector buildings north of the border, in a bid to promote the wider introduction of basic energy-saving measures.

Sanyo launches heating division 25 February 2009
Sanyo Air Conditioners has launched a new heating division in the UK focused on its heat pump systems.

Steel's sustainability tested in £1m investigation 25 February 2009
Can steel beat timber and concrete in the sustainability stakes? That's one of many questions a £1 million pound research project will hope to answer when steel is used in five UK buildings to help make them zero carbon.

Dean & Wood opens new Scottish distribution site 24 February 2009
Dean & Wood has relocated its Glasgow branch to new premises in the city which will act as a mini distribution centre for the whole of Scotland.

Gregory picked as Riello MD 23 February 2009
Barry Gregory has become the managing director of Riello, responsible for the group's UK operations in both the residential and commercial burner markets.

Mandelson review to examine construction productivity 23 February 2009
Skills and business secretary Lord Mandelson has announced a review of productivity and skills in the engineering construction sector.

Olympics chiefs demand halt to retentions misery 19 February 2009
The Olympics Delivery Authority has told its main contractors not to deduct cash retentions from those further down the supply chain.

REFCOM to run safe handling company register 18 February 2009
From July 2009, it will become illegal to sell refrigerants to firms who are not on the safe handling company registration scheme, and REFCOM, set up by the HVCA, has been chosen to run it.

British Gas coughs up £35,000 to owners of deadly boiler 18 February 2009
British Gas has agreed to pay £35,000 compensation to a family after a faulty boiler leaked carbon monoxide gas and poisoned seven people.

Devil's in the detail but HVCA welcomes energy consultations 17 February 2009
Three new energy consultations published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have been welcomed by the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association.

Hiltons gets £5m hospital contract 16 February 2009
Nottingham building services firm Hiltons has been appointed by Skanska to carry out m&e work at a hospital after securing a £5 million pound contract.

HEVAR winners race off to Dutch adventure 16 February 2009
A trip to the Netherlands to watch the Dutch Moto Grand Prix has been earned by the winners of Spirotech's quiz, hosted at Manchester HEVAR 2009.

Atkins sheds around 1,000 jobs 11 February 2009
WS Atkins, the official engineering design services provider for the London 2012 Olympics, is shedding 930 jobs due to worsening market conditions in the UK and Middle East.

Bosses called to act to prevent slips, trips and falls 11 February 2009
Employers are being urged to take action to prevent slips trips and falls in the workplace, as part of the second phase of the Shattered Lives campaign, launched by the Health and Safety Executive this week.

2009 brings Rok solid work worth 164m 09 February 2009
Property repair and maintenance specialist Rok Plc has secured eight national framework agreements worth £164m, since the start of 2009.

Get Britain Building plan goes to construction minister 09 February 2009
A coalition of trade bodies is launching the Get Britain Building campaign on February 10, to present a sector-boosting 10 point plan to construction minister Ian Pearson.

Football World Cup kicks off for Building Services 05 February 2009
Building Services professionals can now show off their ball skills by competing in their own football world cup this June.

Faber Maunsell scoops new build low carbon award 05 February 2009
Faber Maunsell was among the winners praised by Dame Ellen MacArther at the second annual Low Carbon Performance Awards 2009 on February 4.

Balfour Kilpatrick gets £3 million Edinburgh contract 05 February 2009
Balfour Kilpatrick has been awarded a £3million m&e services contract to work on one of Scotland's largest regeneration projects.

Don't turn down training in downturn 04 February 2009
Construction bosses are being urged to stay committed to staff training to safeguard the sector's workforce during the recession.

Panasonic expects to make £2.9 billion loss 04 February 2009
Panasonic Corp. expects to make a net loss of £2.9 billion in this financial year to March end and has decided to cut 15,000 jobs and shut 27 plants around the world.

SPI Group is bought by npower 03 February 2009
One of Britain's largest building services companies - the SPI (Superior Plumbing Installations) Group has been bought by npower.

Ceres Power and Calor sign LPG-fuelled CHP deal 03 February 2009

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Alternative energy firm Ceres Power has signed a deal with Calor Gas for the development, manufacture and supply of LPG-fuelled residential CHP products.

Police called to investigate Lord O'Neill 03 February 2009
Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne has referred Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan to the police to investigate allegations of "cash for amendments".

Olympics woes may spark more contract disputes 02 February 2009
The cash crisis hitting the 2012 London Olympics project and tougher market conditions could spark crippling disputes in the construction sector, warns one major law firm.

BSS Industrial turns up heat in Midlands 02 February 2009
BSS Industrial hopes to thaw out February's big chill by opening a radiator warehouse in Coventry, in partnership with manufacturer Hudevad.

Ken comes to low carbon performance awards 02 February 2009
Ken Livingston is the special guest speaking at the CIBSE Annual Dinner and Low Carbon Performance Awards on February 4.