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News Archive - August 2009

SIAS Building Services bought by heating firm 28 August 2009
Energy Technique's decision to buy the building services maintenance division of SIAS Building Services has resulted in some jobs being saved at the m&e firm.

FPB quizzes councils and NHS on late payment record 28 August 2009
Freedom of Information Act requests are being submitted to every council and health trust in Britain by the Forum of Private Business, which is asking how long each takes to pay their suppliers.

ELECSA certificates first MCS applicants 26 August 2009
The ELECSA Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has been UKAS accredited for a range of renewable technologies and has already certificated the first applicants on its scheme.

Government to appoint chief construction adviser 25 August 2009
Ministers have announced plans to recruit a chief adviser to government for construction.

Buyers' unchecked new homes pose CO poisoning risk 24 August 2009
A failure to check gas appliances in newly-purchased homes is putting UK homebuyers at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to new research.

SAS' heating panel praised for hindering harm efforts 24 August 2009
HCP radiant heating, a division of SAS International, has been recognised by the Construction Products Association for the innovative design of its radiant heating panels, which has created a safer environment for prisoners and the vulnerable.

Forces behind 2009-2013 pipes and fittings market unveiled 21 August 2009
A continuing reduction in on-site skill levels is driving the change to easier installation, leading to more flexibility of application amongst pipes and fittings, according to a new report.

Band of ballcocks beat off stiff competition 20 August 2009
A band of rock-n-roll plumbers known as 'Never Mind The Ballcocks' beat off stiff competition to win a BBC One talent show and clinch a charity CD deal.

UK HVAC indusrty jobs online 19 August 2009

Sixty+ HVAC firms exhibiting at London HEVAR 19 August 2009
More than 60 HVAC industry companies are featured in the London HEVAR 2009 show with a fifth of exhibitors being new faces to the event.

Green Tech works to improve conditions for the dying 17 August 2009
Guildford-based air conditioning contractors Green Tech Environmental has extended a helping hand to carry out installation work to improve conditions for the dying.

Call for papers for NEMEX 2010 17 August 2009
A call for papers for the 2010 National Energy Management Exhibition (NEMEX) has been made by the event's organisers.

Emcor builds in on-site learning for Liverpool students 17 August 2009
A topping out ceremony was held by Emcor to celebrate the completion of a £14 million energy centre designed to generate greener energy for the University of Liverpool.

Industry applauds Northern Ireland's Gas Safe choice 13 August 2009
Northern Ireland's gas installer registration scheme will be operated by Gas Safe Register from April 1, 2010.

Vinci confirms Haymills acquisition 13 August 2009
Vinci Construction UK has confirmed this website's report that it has acquired the business assets of the Haymills Group's Property Solutions and its East Anglian Projects businesses.

CORGI appoints new CEO 12 August 2009
CORGI Services has appointed a new executive chairman Craig Slater to replace acting CEO Mike Thompson, who is retiring.

Saint-Gobain to buy German photovoltaic firm 12 August 2009
Saint-Gobain is to buy Shell's share of the German PV firm Avancis, a joint venture between the two companies.

HETAS' new SBAS scheme approves its first producer 12 August 2009
The first company to have its products approved under HETAS' new Solid Biomass Approvals Scheme (SBAS) is Certainly Wood, which supplies firewood throughout the UK.

Vinci deal to purchase Haymills could save construction jobs 12 August 2009
HUNDREDS of jobs at facilities management firm Haymills could be saved after the construction firm Vinci came closer to signing a deal today to buy the Stowmarket-based firm.

Imtech's order book grows by 11% 11 August 2009
Imtech's global order book grew by 11% in the first half of 2009, aided by green technology demands and government investment, and its UK order book fell by only 2% when compared to 2008.

Powerminster Gleeson appoints business development head 10 August 2009
M&e firm Powerminster Gleeson Services has appointed Michael Burke to the post of head of business development.

Bosch announces takeover offer for two solar firms 05 August 2009
Two German solar module makers have received takeover offers from the Bosch Group, as part of its plans to boost its photovoltaic and renewable energy businesses.

Kingspan Solar expands into US 04 August 2009
Kingspan Solar has opened a new office in Jessup, Baltimore, as part of its effort to expand its global reach to potential customers in the US and Canada.