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News Archive - July 2009

Specflue has Gurkhas' welfare at heart in 64 mile test 31 July 2009
Staff from Specflue, the chimney and flue products distributor, volunteered to walk 100km (64miles) across the South Downs and managed to raise £2200 for Gurkhas.

Main contractor sought to build new university campus 31 July 2009
Birmingham City University has invited expressions of interest for a main contractor to work on the first phase of its planned city centre campus.

Staying strong: 2009 global building controls s&m market 31 July 2009
The global intelligent building controls business reached $18 billion in 2008 and within this business, the service & maintenance market remains buoyant with expected growth of 1.4% during 2009-2010.

Minister switches on CHP system at Fera research agency 31 July 2009
A new CHP system was switched on by environment minister Hilary Benn at the site of the newly-created Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera).

Used cooking oil heats Norfolk schools and homes 31 July 2009
Two schools, an FE college and more than 20 existing homes are among the Norfolk buildings to be heated with used cooking oil blended with kerosene.

J S Wright lands three London deals worth £6M 30 July 2009
J S Wright, the Birmingham-based building services contractor, has landed three separate London deals worth nearly £6million.

Badly maintained gas boiler puts tenants in hospital 30 July 2009
Tenants at a house in Worcester had to be hospitalised on March 16, 2009, following their exposure to carbon monoxide fumes from a gas boiler.

AECOM completes work on Liverpool ferry terminal 30 July 2009
Engineering consultant AECOM carried out all building services and structural design work on a striking new ferry terminal in Liverpool.

HEVAR puts HVAC systems on the spot in live demos and seminars 29 July 2009
Building services professionals wanting to know how a particular HVAC system works can find out at London HEVAR 2009, which has a live demo area and exhibitor seminars.

BSEEAA reports 'modest' membership numbers 29 July 2009
In its first year of existence, growth of the Building Services Engineering Employment Agency Alliance has been 'modest' with 15 firms having so far met the 'rigorous' entry criteria.

NG Bailey wins £5m order for BAA's T5C 29 July 2009
NG Bailey’s off-site division has secured an order worth £5.5million from Carillion, for the provision of 12 nodes for BAA’s Heathrow Terminal Five Concourse C (T5C).

Small construction site operators hold low opinion of HSE 29 July 2009
Research into how small construction sites operate and what they think has been revealed in a new report published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Skerritt appoints commercial manager 28 July 2009
Skerritt, the Nottingham-based mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractor, has appointed a new commercial manager for its property care and maintenance division.

AECOM's man muscles his way through UK challenge 28 July 2009
Long distance runner Stuart Walker has just returned from a mammoth trek travelling the entire length of the British Isles by muscle power alone.

HVCA warns firms must become carbon reduction experts to safeguard work 27 July 2009
"Legislation is demanding that we reduce demand or pay up," said the HVCA's new president Graham Manly who is urging the building services sector to step up and help clients cut their carbon emissions by getting to grips with renewable technologies.

Graham Manly becomes HVCA's new president 24 July 2009
Graham Manly has been elected president of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association for 2009/10.

Dragons and contractors chase Wright product 24 July 2009
Sharon Wright, inventor of the contractor aid MagnaMole, got all the financial backing she asked for from dragons Duncan Bannatyne and James Caan after delivering a winning presentation on television, but contractors were already impressed with the product.

Intelligent Energy gets $30m for fuel cell chp work 22 July 2009
Intelligent Energy has secured $30 million (USD) from investors which it will use to accelerate the commercialisation of its fuel cell-based combined heat and power (CHP) systems for the industrial, commercial and residential UK market.

HETAS gets go ahead for MCS appliance approval 22 July 2009
HETAS has achieved stage two of their UKAS accreditation to carry out biomass appliance certification under the new Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

Engineers under pressure to restore heating in thousands of buildings 22 July 2009
Thousands of buildings are without heating in Edinburgh while more than 100 engineers try to restore gas supplies to the Scottish city following a burst water main.

Mitsubishi's Ecodan heat pump to be made in Scotland 22 July 2009
Mitsubishi Electric is starting production of its Ecodan residential heating system at its manufacturing plant in Livingston, Scotland.

Boiler scrappage scheme petition goes live 22 July 2009
A plumbers' merchant is calling on government to introduce a boiler scrappage scheme in the UK.

J S Wright launches super-cool way to beat the heat 21 July 2009

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Office workers can put the discomfort of stifling summer temperatures behind them thanks to a super-cool initiative from building services provider JS Wright.

T Clarke md steps down as firm sheds offices and jobs 21 July 2009
Tough market conditions for T.Clarke has led to the group closing two of its regional businesses, redundancies across the group and resulted in the md stepping down.

Emcor partners up for research academy 21 July 2009
Emcor Group (UK) has opened the Emcor UK Innovation Academy in partnership with the City of Wolverhampton College.

Plumbase joins Buildbase to support Oxford United FC 17 July 2009
As the new 2009/10 season kicks off, Oxford United Football Club will have alternating shirt sponsors on its home and away shirts, courtesy of Plumbase.

Purchase is md of new heat pump firm Cirrus Energi 16 July 2009
Cirrus Energi is the newly-formed subsidiary of UK ground source heat pump supplier Geothermal International and former Viessmann md Stewart Purchase is the new firm's managing director.

Construction students march on parliament after LSC denies college funding 15 July 2009
More than 30 students from the National Construction College (NCC) marched to the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, July 14 to demand MPs fight for urgent funding originally promised by the Learning and Skills Council for their college.

NICEIC TechTalk dates timetabled 15 July 2009
NICEIC has set 2009/10 dates for its popular TechTalks and is welcoming non-members as well as members to get expert advice about the 17th Edition of wiring regulations and its impact on installations.

A 48% rise in construction firms in 'financial distress' 15 July 2009
The number of construction firms in 'significant' financial distress has risen by 48% in Q2 2009, when compared to the same quarter in 2008, according to a report by Begbies Traynor.

New MD hired at WILO UK 14 July 2009
Pump manufacturer Wilo UK , has appointed former Armstrong man Gary Mannus as its new managing director.

NAPIT launches microgeneration certification scheme 10 July 2009
NAPIT has been approved to certify installers for electrical and heating microgeneration technologies and hopes to help them expand their skills to renewable energy.

CIAT Ozonair appoints sales manager 09 July 2009
CIAT Ozonair have appointed Mike Gwyer as sales manager for North West London with responsibility for selling the firm's air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, air handling and heat exchange products to consultants and engineers.

Blacklist consultation seeks your views before August 18 09 July 2009
Government is seeking your views on new regulations which will make it illegal for trade unionists to be denied a job because their name appears on a blacklist.

Defra makes Quidos F-Gas company registration body 09 July 2009
Defra has agreed to make Quidos an approved F-Gas company registration body and uncertificated acr firms are being urged to apply to the company now.

Plumbing market down but upturn forecast 08 July 2009
The UK market for plumbing products is set to reach £4,511M by 2013.

Firms petition against EuPD threat to UK oil heating industry 08 July 2009
The oil heating industry is urging government to reject EU proposals for a reduction in permitted levels of NOx emitted by central heating boilers from 250mg/kWh to as low as 35mg/kWh, fearing this would sound the deathknell for the sector.

Gas Safe engineers battle ignorance but chief disputes claims 08 July 2009
Gas Safe engineers say they use the Corgi name and branding to safeguard business because gas consumers still do not know workers must register on the Gas Safe scheme.

Emcor launches brand building boost 07 July 2009
Emcor Group (UK) has launched the first television and print advertising campaign in its 100-year history.

Myson and sister firm's underfloor heating division merge 07 July 2009
Heating manufacturer Myson has merged its underfloor heating business with its sister company Vogel & Noot to create one larger division called Myson Floortec.

AmbiRad buys Benson Heating 06 July 2009
The heating and ventilation manufacturer AmbiRad has bought warm air heating specialist Benson Heating, for an undisclosed sum.

Firm demand brings new F-Gas training centre 06 July 2009
F-Gas training provider Business Edge is establishing a new training centre to cope with demand for F-Gas compliance training and certification.

Humidity Solutions has a new director 03 July 2009
Lindsey Henderson, the former Walter Meier director for humidity sales, has joined Humidity Solutions as a company director.

Balfour Beatty performs better in UK building sector this year 03 July 2009
The Balfour Beatty group says its trading performance in the building sector is better than last year and that it is reaping the benefits of a 'high quality' order book.

Firms' training grants cut by 10% 03 July 2009

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Training grants have been cut by 10%, with effect from August 1, to ensure CITB-ConstructionSkills can keep giving funding to businesses as the recession deepens.

Green Energy Bill moves on to Lords 03 July 2009

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The Green Energy Bill, which seeks to define and promote green energy, has passed its third reading in the House of Commons.

Have you got the S-Factor? 02 July 2009
Never mind the X-Factor, HVAC individuals are gearing up to take part in the S-Factor hosted on day one of London HEVAR 2009, with sustainability the hot word on building services professional's lips.

BIFM management changes announced 02 July 2009
The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has re-organised its management staff to better "weather the economic storm".

Hamish hailed as new president for NSCC 01 July 2009
The National Specialist Contractors' Council (NSCC) has elected Hamish MacGregor, managing director of MacGregor Flooring Company, as its new president.

Local plumber is UK's favourite small business says study 01 July 2009
Plumbers are Britain's favourite small business according to a study of 25,000 people carried out by the Institute of Customer Service.

Red tape costs small construction firms £1.1 billion 01 July 2009
Smaller businesses in the construction sector lose more than £1.1 billion every year because of government red tape, according to the Forum of Private Business (FPB).

Balfour Kilpatrick and Haden Young merge 01 July 2009
The Balfour Beatty group announced today the formation of Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, a new operating company combining the resources of Balfour Kilpatrick and Haden Young.

Heating helpline hopes to answer efficiency call 01 July 2009
The HVCA has unveiled a free heating helpline service to boost energy efficiency in the home.