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News Archive - January 2010

New school skills workforce for London's games and BSF 29 January 2010
A construction plant training centre has opened its doors to help Londoners develop specialist training, unavailable elsewhere in London, to deliver venues for the London 2012 Olympics and Building Schools for the Future.

Tradesmen poll shows business picking up 29 January 2010
Plumbers and other tradesmen are more confident about the economy than they were 12 months ago, according to UK tool supplier Screwfix's "Trade Pulse" index, which measures activity levels and confidence.

Professionals sign up for Transforming Technologies 28 January 2010
Government advisors, acr consultants, end users, contractors and speakers are signing up to visit London's Institute of Mechanical Engineers for the Transforming Technologies conference, hosted by ACR News.

Powerminster praised in housing inspection 25 January 2010
Powerminster Gleeson Services, the gas repairs and maintenance partner for Incommunities housing group, has been commended for its gas repair and servicing programme.

Wolseley's UK md leaves group 25 January 2010

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Wolseley's UK md and CEO for European operations Rob Marchbank will leave the group on March 1.

Search is on for M&E stars with X-factor 25 January 2010
Building services' top talents will be in the spotlight as SummitSkills launches its 2010 Skill M&E contests.

Exhausto buys Norwegian ventilation firm 21 January 2010
The Exhausto group has acquired the Norwegian ventilation company Novema Aggregater a/s.

Mike Boyce hired at FHP ESS 21 January 2010
Mike Boyce has been hired at the building services consultancy FHP Engineering Services Solutions to start a two year post as group sales director.

Valor's cheeky calender- hot or not? 21 January 2010
Forget girly calendars and hunky firefighters, Valor Fires is urging all to get their hands on some real men from the fiery Brummie heart of England.

Buyer breathes new life into Howorth Air Technology 18 January 2010
Ventilation specialist Howorth Air Technology, has been bought from administrators by its director.

Soldiering on with a new plumbing career 18 January 2010
A former soldier injured in Iraq, has received a BEST training award for his determination and success in starting a new career in plumbing and heating.

Tory trouble for construction? 14 January 2010
The impact of a conservative election victory on future UK investment in the built environment has been discussed in the new report, 'Building a conservative britain'.

Scrappage scheme's first week prompts 72,000 enquiries 12 January 2010
The Department of Energy and Climate Change said the boiler scrappage scheme has been "highly popular" with 72,000 calls received in the first week, but the Energy Savings Trust admits the incentive's popularity could see funding run out by March.

Lindab moves to new Newcastle offices 11 January 2010
Lindab Ventilation has relocated its Newcastle branch to larger premises.

Rok rolls on with new orders 11 January 2010
Rok, the property repair and maintenance specialist, reports that its response maintenance operations continue to perform well.

Members vote for change at UHMA 11 January 2010
The underfloor heating trade association, UHMA, saw its members vote for a new name and membership changes at the organisation.

Wolseley gets rid of its Irish businesses 11 January 2010
Wolseley is selling its business Wolseley Ireland Holdings (WIHL) to private investor-backed firm WIBHM, for £23.8m (€26.5m).

New NEC3 contracts launched 08 January 2010
Two new NEC3 contracts for the supply of goods and equipment have been launched by NEC, providing the construction and engineering sector with the first standard form contracts.

ABB agrees supply deal with Nuaire 08 January 2010
ABB has signed a deal with Nuaire to supply variable speed drives for its range of fans.

Apprentice funding extended 08 January 2010
The Apprenticeship Matching Service (AMS) delivered by ConstructionSkills, is extending the funding available to employers for taking on a displaced apprentice.

Construction faces further 3% decline in 2010 08 January 2010
The latest construction forecasts from the Construction Products Association predict a further decline of 3% in output in 2010, with the first tentative signs of recovery not expected until 2011.

Boiler scrappage vouchers issued from January 18 06 January 2010
Some 125,000 households in England with working “G-rated” boilers can now apply through the Energy Saving Trust for a voucher giving them £400 off the price of an “A-rated” boiler or a renewable heating system.

LG AC sets $10 billion target for 2013 05 January 2010
LG Electronics Air Conditioning today announced an aggressive new sales target of USD 10 billion by 2013.

Eastern expansion for EIC 04 January 2010
EIC is set to boost its facilities management services with the opening of a new Eastern regional headquarters.

Kingspan buys into Oz expansion 04 January 2010
Insulation specialist Kingspan has expanded its position in the Australian market with its purchase of Air-Cell Innovations.