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News Archive - June 2016

NIBE celebrates a decade in the UK 29 June 2016

Renewable heating specialist NIBE is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

ICOM appoints technical consultant 29 June 2016

The ICOM Energy Association has appointed Bob Walsh as technical consultant to support its work on regulatory compliance and other technical issues relating to commercial and industrial heating.

ADEY names new chairman 29 June 2016

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions has appointed Duncan Cooper as its new chairman.

Fujitsu appoints RSL as distributor for Ireland 29 June 2016

Fujitsu General Air Conditioning (UK) Ltd has appointed RSL Ireland as its distributor for the region as it continues to expand its network.

A-Gas appoints commercial director 27 June 2016

A-Gas has appointed Enzo D’Alessio as its new commercial director.

BSRIA responds to Brexit 24 June 2016

A high level of uncertainty has been evident in the build up to the referendum which has been detrimental to our economy – but the country has given its decision to leave the EU. 

Industry has vital post-Brexit role, says BESA 24 June 2016

The building engineering services sector has a vital role to play in the aftermath of the EU Referendum, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

Women urged to consider careers in engineering 23 June 2016

Today (23 June) National Women in Engineering Day is being celebrated worldwide for the third time, giving the industry a platform to applaud current women engineers and to encourage other young women to consider a career in engineering.

Vent-Axia celebrates 30th anniversary of commercial fan 23 June 2016

Vent-Axia is celebrating 30 years as since its first T-Series fan rolled off the Crawley production lines in 1986.

Mansfield Pollard MD shortlisted for award 23 June 2016

Mansfield Pollard’s managing director, Joanna Robinson, has been named a finalist in this year’s inaugural IoD Director of the Year Awards (Yorkshire and North East division).

BESA North West region supports stillbirth charity 22 June 2016

The BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) has helped to raise funds for the Isabella Rose Foundation based in St Helens, Merseyside.

BESA members to get discount on CIBSE training courses 21 June 2016

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has brokered an agreement with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers through which CIBSE will make its professional-level training courses available to BESA members at a 10% discount.

BSRIA announces competition winner 20 June 2016

A radical proposal to prefabricate complex junctions rather than simple components has won the BSRIA and Designing Buildings Wiki ‘Make Buildings Better’ competition which was seeking ideas to improve the the performance of buildings in use.

BSRIA celebrates National Women in Engineering Day 20 June 2016

BSRIA is celebrating National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) on Thursday 23 June to promote the subject to students in schools and universities and encourage more women into engineering.

BESA aims to help improve sector’s gender balance 20 June 2016

The Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA) is sponsoring the National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) on 23 June in an initiative aimed at improving gender balance and diversity across the building engineering services sector.

Bosch director joins ICOM board 20 June 2016

Bosch Commercial and Industrial’s business development director, Shaun Mansbridge, has been appointed to the board of ICOM – the UK non-domestic heating sector’s trade association.

Spirotech appoints area sales manager 20 June 2016

Spirotech UK has appointed Dave Goodyer as area sales manager for the West Midlands to help drive awareness of its products with merchants, specifiers and installers.

Mansfield Pollard MD wins Business Woman of the Year Award 20 June 2016

Joanna Robinson, Mansfield Pollard’s managing director, has been named Business Woman of the Year at the Bradford Means Business Awards 2016.

ICOM Apprentice of the Year 2016 16 June 2016

One of the highlights of the ICOM Energy Association’s 2016 annual lunch this year was the presentation of the third Apprentice of the Year award, which this year went to Andrew Bell of Cochran. 

Baxi Heating appoints new MD for commercial business 16 June 2016

Baxi Heating has appointed Adam Turk as managing director of its UK commercial business, comprising Andrews Water Heaters, Potterton Commercial, Remeha and SenerTec UK.

Integral UK acquired by US firm JLL 15 June 2016

Integral, the independently-owned UK provider of mechanical, electrical and fabric property maintenance, has been acquired by JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) for $330m.

ADEY agrees MBO and invests in future growth 14 June 2016

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions has agreed a management buyout (MBO) as part of its continued growth in the UK and expansion internationally.

Gas engineer put tenants at risk 14 June 2016

Following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a gas engineer has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service for putting tenants at risk in rented homes in Chelmsford.

Hudson Contract launches apprentice scholarship 14 June 2016

A new apprenticeship scholarship programme has been launched by Hudson Contract offering two construction firms the chance to benefit from an apprentice who will be completely funded to work for them for 12 months.

ADEY urges installers to tackle ‘zombie’ boilers 14 June 2016

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions, one of Europe’s largest water treatment manufacturers serving the heating industry, is encouraging installers to employ best practice as the most effective weapon to eliminate the estimated 12 million ‘zombie’ boilers present in UK homes.

BSRIA highlights changes to chimney standards legislation 13 June 2016

BSRIA has published the updated EN 13216-1:2016 standard which will be the definitive test method standard for system chimneys and will become a harmonised standard in autumn 2016.

CIBSE recruits expert to lead BIM initiatives 13 June 2016

CIBSE has appointed leading BIM and digital expert Carl Collins to lead a range of initiatives planned for imminent launch to members and the building services supply chain.

BESA appoints senior mechanical engineer 13 June 2016

Graeme Fox is joining the technical department of the Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA) as senior mechanical engineer.

Industry bodies face up to mental health challenge 10 June 2016

The Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA), the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) and the CIBSE Patrons are joining forces to work with the Samaritans on a campaign to address the growing problem of mental health and workplace ...

Fujitsu celebrates growth with double appointment  10 June 2016

Marking the company’s ongoing growth Fujitsu strengthen their market commitment with the double appointments of Katie Ferguson as VRF business development manager, and Joanna Clarke as distribution account manager (North). 

Leading industry event announces high profile partners for seminar programme 09 June 2016

The Smart Buildings and Controls Show will take place at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey, on 19 and 20 October.

HVR Awards to take place on Thursday 27th October 08 June 2016

This year's HVR Awards will take place on Thursday 27th October at the sensational Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London.

Rural Energy appoints senior design engineer 07 June 2016

Rural Energy appoints senior design engineer Rural Energy has boosted its specialist in-house design capabilities with the appointment of Carlyne Parillon as senior design engineer.

BSRIA announces final speaker to join 2016 Briefing 06 June 2016

BSRIA has revealed the final speaker in the line-up for its 2016 Briefing.

Gilberts Blackpool appoints area sales manager 06 June 2016

Gilberts Blackpool Ltd has appointed Martyn Malyon as Midlands area sales manager - commercial products.

Pipe and Climate Center team to take part in charity race 06 June 2016

An elite team from Pipe Center and Climate Center and other Wolseley UK brands are taking part in the Yukon River Quest, one of the top 10 toughest races in the world.

Young BSRIA engineer encourages Leeds students 06 June 2016

BSRIA test technician Calvin Odoi gave a presentation at Leeds College of Building as part of its careers month on 10 May.

BESA Yorkshire helps road deaths charity 06 June 2016

A national charity based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, has received a boost from the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

Global air conditioning market cooled in 2015, BSRIA reports 06 June 2016

According to BSRIA’s recently published market intelligence study on the global air conditioning market, global growth “disappointed again” in 2015, across all product ranges, and is expected to recover at a slower pace than previously projected.

BSRIA extends heat pump testing UKAS accreditation 06 June 2016

BSRIA has extended its scope of UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to include part load testing of heat pumps.

A-Gas International acquires Rapid Recovery 06 June 2016

A-Gas International has completed the acquisition of US-based Rapid Recovery through its A-Gas Americas’ business.

BESA specialist groups recognise top performers 02 June 2016

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) presented awards to four of the industry's most talented young people at the luncheon following this year's annual general meetings of the specialist groups.

Star Refrigeration opens factory doors to visitors 02 June 2016

Star Refrigeration is opening its factory doors ahead of despatching its first air cooled ammonia Azanechiller 2.0.

Riello launches training programme for commercial burners 02 June 2016

Riello has announced details of its 2016 training programme for commercial/industrial gas and oil burners and gas boosters.

Industry to 'design for performance' in new pilots 02 June 2016

A team led by Verco and including BSRIA, Arup and UBT, with sponsorship from leading players in the UK office market and the backing of the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), is launching an 18 month pilot programme to test a ‘Design for Performance’ approach for UK prime rented office developments, which mirrors the ground-breaking NABERS Commitment Agreement used in Australia.

Mansfield Pollard MD backs Women in Engineering Day 02 June 2016

Mansfield Pollard’s managing director Joanna Robinson is supporting the 2016 National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June by sharing the ways in which she promotes the industry to the next generation of female engineers.

Waterloo Air Products backs call for more engineers 01 June 2016

It is predicted that the UK will need at least one million more engineers during the next decade to plug the industry’s enormous skills gap.

ASHRAE UK Midlands seminar: extra places now available 01 June 2016

ASHRAE UK Midlands section is hosting an open seminar event on 14 June at Birmingham University, in association with the IOR, CIBSE West Midlands, BRSA, and the BEI.

Heatrae Sadia launches deal online 01 June 2016

Heatrae Sadia is making it easier for installers to claim cashback on its Megaflo unvented hot water cylinders, with the launch of a new online form.

Ravenheat and CCH Leeds link up for charity boiler installation 01 June 2016

Ravenheat, the boiler manufacturer based in Leeds, has joined forces with local installer Allen Hart, owner of CCH Leeds, along with Gas Safe Registered engineers from around the country to deliver his latest charity installation.

BESA reveals winners of management awards 01 June 2016

The Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA) has announced the winners of this year’s prestigious management training awards: Darren Walker of SES (Engineering Services) and Stephen Kelly of End Systems.

BSRIA launches business-focused maintenance guide 01 June 2016

BSRIA launches business-focused maintenance guide BSRIA has published its new Business-Focused Guide (BG53/2016).

Merriott appoints sales director 01 June 2016

Commercial heating and cooling specialist Merriott has appointed a new, dedicated sales director for Ireland.

Hitachi names new vice president and general manager Europe 01 June 2016

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS has appointed Enrique Flórez as vice president and general manager Europe with effect from today (1 June 2016).

BESA president joins Interserve 01 June 2016

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) president Jim Marner has joined Interserve Engineering Services (IES) as regional director for the North East and Newcastle.

Waterloo Air Products appoints customer services manager 01 June 2016

Waterloo Air Products has appointed Nick Broad as customer services manager — a newly created position.