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News Archive - November 2016

Hudson Contract responds to Autumn Statement 28 November 2016

David Jackson, founder and chairman for leading construction audit and contract provider, Hudson Contract, has responded to last week’s Autumn Statement delivered by Chancellor Phillip Hammond.

Vent-Axia supports the Mo Bros for Movember 28 November 2016

Employees at Sussex-based ventilation company, Vent-Axia, are once again supporting Movember to help break the silence and raise vital funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide prevention.

Fernox appoints sales manager for Ireland 28 November 2016

Chemical water treatment and filter manufacturer Fernox has appointed Richard Thompson as area sales manager for Ireland.

BSRIA backs report to reinstate zero carbon buildings 28 November 2016

BSRIA is backing a report by MPs which “slammed the government for axing its zero carbon buildings policy” and has called for it to be reinstated.

Ziehl-Abegg invests €28m in Hohenlohe Business Park 28 November 2016

Ziehl-Abegg is building a new factory at the Hohenlohe Business Park for the production of energy-efficient electric drives and fans, in an investment worth €28m.

Biggest CIBSE Conference focuses on occupants 28 November 2016

CIBSE recently held its biggest ever conference and exhibition at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster, where building occupants and their health featured prominently.

Ruskin joins Swegon Group 28 November 2016

Ruskin Air Management Ltd (RAML) has been rebranded Swegon Air Management Ltd (SAML) following its acquisition by the 60-year-old Swedish air handling, cooling and ventilation specialist Swegon AB from Johnson Controls International (JCI).

J S Wright teams up with SAV Systems and Danfoss 28 November 2016

J S Wright is tackling global warming and the skills crisis through a unique contractor and supplier collaboration.

Waterloo invests in its paint shop 28 November 2016

Waterloo Air Products plc has invested in its Paint Shop to give customers a faster turnaround on standard colours of air terminal devices, as well as greater flexibility for more unusual aesthetics.

Mypower installs 150 solar panels at Gloucester Cathedral 28 November 2016

Mypower, the renewable energy company based in Gloucestershire, has made history by completing the installation of 150 solar panels to the roof of Gloucester Cathedral.

Food for thought 27 November 2016

Valued at 30.94 billion dollars in 2015, forecasters predict the size of the global commercial refrigeration equipment market will grow at 5.6% CAGR from 2016 to 2023.

BSRIA responds to Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 24 November 2016

 BSRIA has responded to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement announced yesterday (23rd November).

BITZER opens first office in Kenya 24 November 2016

Compressor specialist BITZER has opened an office in Nairobi, Kenya, as it looks to capitalise on growth opportunities in East Africa.

Obituary: Reginald Brown 23 November 2016

It is with great regret that BSRIA has announced the passing of the head of its Energy & Environment team, Reginald Brown, who died at home on Thursday following a short illness.

Winner of SkillFRIDGE competition is revealed 23 November 2016

Luke Courtney of South East Regional College Lisburn has been awarded a Gold medal in the national SkillFRIDGE competition, sponsored by Toshiba.

CIBSE launches new BIM roadshows 23 November 2016

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has announced a series of roadshows around the UK and Ireland that will lift the lid on digital technologies in the construction sector, and the relevance of BIM to everyday lives.

Airedale launches 2017 training programme 23 November 2016

Air conditioning and refrigeration specialist, Airedale International, has published its 2017 training programme.

HWOS embeds parts identification software on ecommerce website 22 November 2016

Heating World of Spares (HWOS) has become the first independent merchant to fully embed leading parts identification software, PartsArena (developed by Infomill Ltd) into its new ecommerce website.

Bitzer UK recruits product support engineer 22 November 2016

As part of its ongoing growth and development strategy, Bitzer UK has appointed Liam Davies as product support engineer.

Green Point appoints compressor remanufacturing technician 22 November 2016

Green Point has appointed Matt Lipinski as a compressor remanufacturing technician at its Milton Keynes headquarters.

Hargreaves appoints business development manager 22 November 2016

Hargreaves Ductwork Ltd has appointed George Latimer as business development manager for its Trade Counter network.

BSRIA hails successful annual Briefing 21 November 2016

On 11th November BSRIA welcomed 380 industry professionals at the Brewery in London for its annual Briefing: performance and wellbeing, beyond compliance.

CIBSE launches new BIM innovation at conference 21 November 2016

CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) launched BIMHawk, a website and software plug-in which enables the creation of standard parameters for use in BIM objects, at its annual conference.

ISH 2017 will offer wide range of complementary programmes 21 November 2016

SH, a world leading trade fair for the bathroom experience, building services, energy, air conditioning technology and renewable energies, will be held in Frankfurt am Main from 14th-18th March 2017.

SPC recruits new radiant product manager 21 November 2016

SPC has strengthened its team by appointing a new radiant product manager.

J S Wright appoints senior mechanical estimator 21 November 2016

J S Wright has boosted its ongoing expansion programme with the appointment of Steve Woollam as senior mechanical estimator.

Undergraduates encouraged to consider construction careers 21 November 2016

Members of the newly launched social enterprise STEER are urging undergraduates from Leeds Beckett University interested in a career in the built environment and engineering to join them for a presentation on construction careers.

CIBSE announces awards shortlist 21 November 2016

CIBSE revealed the shortlist for the 16 categories of its 2017 Building Performance Awards at the first day of its conference and exhibition on 17th November.

Hitachi Air Conditioning appoints new MD 21 November 2016

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe has appointed a new managing director to drive the business forward in line with its commitment to growing the UK market following the merger with Johnson Controls, Inc. 12 months ago.

Herz Valves UK boosts sales team 15 November 2016

Herz Valves UK has strengthened its Northern UK sales team with the appoinment of Duncan Greenock as area sales manager North East.

Daikin UK launches R32 training course 15 November 2016

Daikin UK has launched a training course for installers that provides a complete overview of how to install and commission R32 systems.

BSRIA becomes associate member of NACS 14 November 2016

BSRIA has become an associate member of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS).

BSRIA launches floor plenum airtightness guide 14 November 2016

BSRIA has published a new Floor Plenum Airtightness Guide which is available to download from its website and as a hard copy.

Hoval Group acquires district heating specialist YADOS 14 November 2016

Hoval Group has acquired YADOS, a leading provider of local and district heating solutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

BSRIA calls for industry stability after US election result 14 November 2016

Responding to the result of last week’s US presidential election results, BSRIA has called for stability in the construction industry.

OFTEC appoints technical director 14 November 2016

OFTEC has named inspection manager Tim Lock as its new technical director.

Space Air in administration 14 November 2016

Space Airconditioning plc, possibly the UK’s longest established independent air conditioning distributor, has been placed in administration.

BESA ready to plug certification gap 14 November 2016

Building engineering services employers have been reassured that new routes to professional certification will be made available by the passing of revised F-Gas handling legislation next year.

BSRIA calls for clarity in Brexit Article 50 High Court ruling 08 November 2016

BSRIA is urging clarity on Brexit following the recent High Court ruling that Article 50 cannot be triggered without a vote in Parliament.

Vent-Axia staff celebrate 80th anniversary 08 November 2016

British fan manufacturer, Vent-Axia, has continued its 80th anniversary festivities with a staff celebration at its head office at Manor Royal in Crawley.

Remeha completes rebrand 08 November 2016

Full service creative agency Michon has completed a rebrand for Remeha, one of the UK’s oldest and largest heating specialists and a core brand of Baxi Heating.

ECA survey finds Q3 turnover boost for building services firms 08 November 2016

According to the findings of a new survey by the ECA (Electrical Contractors’ Association), more than eight in 10 electrical and building services engineering firms say turnover increased or stayed the same during the third quarter of 2016.

BSRIA launches wellbeing topic guide 08 November 2016

BSRIA has published a new topic guide on wellbeing.

ICS Cool Energy achieves refrigeration accreditation 07 November 2016

ICS Cool Energy has sponsored 11 of its technicians to become Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) accredited, with membership grades ranging from affiliates through to associate members.

adi Group aims to help bridge the engineering gender gap 01 November 2016

According to a report in the Telegraph, only 8.5 per cent of the UK’s engineers are women and 62 per cent of 11-21 year-old girls believe engineering and technology is just for boys.

Vokera launches new branding 01 November 2016

Heating manufacturer Vokèra has revamped its branding to ensure a consistent message is portrayed across its product portfolio and to underline its relationship to its parent company, Riello.