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News Archive - August 2013

Grafton GB launches Plumbase Industrial 22 August 2013
Today (22 August) Grafton GB has launched Plumbase Industrial aimed at mechanical contractors working on major building projects.

Daikin UK backs new scheme for unemployed installers 22 August 2013
Daikin UK has welcomed a new Jobcentre Plus scheme to help unemployed installers back into work.

British Safety Council launches Sword and Globe of Honour awards 22 August 2013
The British Safety Council has launched this year's Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards, which are designed to recognise and celebrate health and safety and environmental management excellence.

Construction industry sees major increase in contract renegotiation 22 August 2013
According to new research by Creditsafe, 47% of companies leasing equipment to firms in the construction industry have seen customers attempt to renegotiate the terms of their original hire contracts in the last 12 months, up from 36% a year earlier.

CIBSE patrons chairman cycles for charity 21 August 2013
David Fitzpatrick, CIBSE patrons chairman and sales director of Ruskin Air Management, is getting on his bike in aid of charity this autumn.

Mitsubishi Electric targets children with education programme 21 August 2013
Mitsubishi Electric has been helping its staff's children to learn about renewable technology and the importance of recycling.

Government unveils plans to cut red tape and boost house building 21 August 2013
Following the launch of a review in October 2012, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published its long-awaited consultation on housing standards, which was announced by Communities Minister Don Foster yesterday (20 August).

Fläkt Woods takes fire safety expertise to Brazil 20 August 2013
A team of designers and engineers from Fläkt Woods recently attended a conference in Brazil, which aimed to raise the profile and importance of fire safety in commercial buildings.

HVAC companies urged to recruit students 20 August 2013
Career Academies UK, a business-led charity, is urging contractors in the hvac industry to take advantage of bright A-level students who lack the financial means, but not the aptitude, to go to university.

Viessmann welcomes new emissions limits for biomass installations 19 August 2013

Viessmann has issued a statement in response to the Government's announcement on 2 August in which improvements to the non-domestic RHI were outlined.

IOBM relocates to BMF's Coventry headquarters 19 August 2013
From 2 September, the Institute of Builders Merchants (IOBM) will be based at Elliott Court, in Coventry, which is also the head office of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

CIBSE tackles engineering skills gap 19 August 2013
CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) has unveiled a new work-based route to engineering to help address the engineering skills gap.

Get Training joins National Skills Academy 15 August 2013
Training provider Get Training has joined the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies to deliver accredited quality training in renewable technologies and energy efficiency.

Xylem Water Solutions UK, Lowara and Flow Control businesses merge 15 August 2013
Xylem Water Solutions UK, Lowara and Flow Control have merged to become one single business in the UK, effective from 1 July.

Camfil UK introduces certification scheme for indoor air quality in buildings 14 August 2013
Air filtration solutions specialist, Camfil UK, has launched a certification scheme for buildings that promote clean indoor air quality through the selection and application of comfort air filtration.

BSRIA signs agreement with AHR Expo 14 August 2013
BSRIA has signed an Endorsing Association Agreement with AHR Expo in the US.

Cutting costs for charity 14 August 2013
Combimate, a limescale and soft water corrosion reduction system, has recently been selected to provide a layer of plumbing and water supply protection for the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People's plumbing system.

EAL names new managing director 12 August 2013
EAL, the specialist, employer-recognised awarding organisation for the engineering, manufacturing, building services and related sectors, has appointed Julia Chippendale as its new managing director.

Mitsubishi Electric renews contract with PACAIR 12 August 2013
Mitsubishi Electric has renewed its five-year rolling contract with bespoke design and air conditioning supplier PACAIR.

Survey shows second quarter upturn for construction sector 12 August 2013
Conditions in the construction industry improved across all sectors during the second quarter of this year and throughout the supply chain, according to the Construction Products Association.

Bedfordshire builder jailed for illegal gas work 12 August 2013
A builder has been handed a 12-month jail sentence after illegally carrying out sub-standard gas work at a pensioner's home in Bedfordshire.

New BREEAM director named 12 August 2013
Dr Gavin Dunn has been appointed director of BRE's flagship brand, BREEAM.

HETAS introduces technical helpline 12 August 2013
HETAS has launched a helpline service designed to provide support and advice for the solid fuel and biomass heating sector.

Viessmann opens technology training centre with Bolton College 12 August 2013
Viessmann and Bolton College have invested in a new, state-of-the-art centre, providing a cutting-edge facility for studying green technology courses.

Remeha Commercial offers BIM on boilers 12 August 2013
Remeha Commercial is now offering Building Information Modelling (BIM) objects on all of its condensing and 'super condensing' boilers.

EST study shows improved heat pump performance 12 August 2013
A new study from the Energy Saving Trust (7 August) has found that the performance and efficiency of heat pumps has improved following recommendations to design, installation and operation.

Airflow Developments revamps website 12 August 2013
Airflow Developments has unveiled a new website that reflects its increased range of ventilation solutions and offers a 'quick order' facility for trade customers.

HPA "puzzled" by Part L changes 12 August 2013
The Heat Pump Association (HPA) says is its "puzzled" about the Government's announced changes to Part L of the Building Regulations, unveiled on 30 July.