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News Archive - July 2016

Envirovent staff lend a hand in the community 29 July 2016

Over 200 members of staff from Yorkshire-bsed ventilation manufacturer EnviroVent took part in a community day recently to ‘put something back’ through volunteering on projects in Harrogate, Knaresborough and Nidderdale.

In a league of their own 27 July 2016

BSRIA and Chelsea Football Club ‘teamed up’ when BSRIA provided an ‘Introduction to Thermography’ training day which showcased that Chelsea are experts ‘on and off the field’.

A new guide to water treatment for industrial boiler plant 26 July 2016

The ICOM Energy Association and the Combustion Engineering Association (CEA) have joined forces to produce a new Industrial Water Treatment Guide, an easy-to-follow guide to water treatment for steam and hot water boiler systems. 

Award winner plans airport emissions research 26 July 2016

Dubai-based engineer Elie El Choufani has been awarded the 2016 Ken Dale Travel Bursary by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), for his plan to research airport carbon emissions.

Website revamp reflects industry thirst for knowledge 25 July 2016

The industry's refrigerant handling certification scheme Refcom has upgraded and relaunched its website to reflect growing demand from contractors for greater technical information and online support.

Industry agrees 2% increase in operative pay rates 21 July 2016

The BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) has concluded negotiations with the Unite trade union to settle new hourly rates of pay for operatives across the sector.

HPA welcomes new Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department 21 July 2016

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has welcomed the appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister and the formation of the new Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department.

Pioneering programmer and self-taught civil engineer top poll of inspiring women 20 July 2016

Civil engineer Emily Warren Roebling and mathematician Ada Lovelace have topped a poll of the most inspiring women engineers throughout history carried out by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018 – Live in London 20 July 2016

The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018 – Live in London The UK’s only commercial exhibition for air conditioning, heating, ventilation, heat pumps and refrigeration, including refrigerated transport just got even more exciting….Taking place every ...

Viessmann’s new vehicle to tour Great Britain 20 July 2016

Viessmann has unveiled a new Infomobile display vehicle which will demonstrate its leading-edge technologies to installers throughout Great Britain.

Johnson Controls to distribute Hitachi Summit systems in UK 19 July 2016

Building on its success in replacement components for YORK chillers, Johnson Controls HVAC Parts is to distribute Hitachi air conditioning split systems in the UK.

Gibbons expands HVAC services team 19 July 2016

Gibbons Engineering Group has recruited Vivek Jagada to a HVAC business development role in response to increasing demand for its air-handling products and services.

WAGO recruits building automation specialist 19 July 2016

WAGO has appointed Steve Emberton as its first building automation manager.

EOGB announces senior level promotion 19 July 2016

EOGB Energy Products, the burner solutions provider, has promoted Martin Cooke to the newly-created position of technical director.

Fernox appoints national OEM and business development manager 19 July 2016

Fernox, the chemical water treatment and filter manufacturer, has appointed Dan Osman as national OEM and business development manager.

Bitzer UK makes key marketing and support appointment 19 July 2016

Bitzer UK has appointed Samantha Buckell as personal assistant to managing director Kevin Glass, with particular responsibility for marketing.

BESA past presidents get distinguished service awards 19 July 2016

BESA past presidents get distinguished service awards The Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA) has posthumously recognised past presidents Mike McCloskey and Gareth Vaughan with Distinguished Service Awards.

Worcester recruits national specification manager 19 July 2016

Worcester, Bosch Group has appointed Rob Leonard as national specification manager.

DECC abolition 'unsettling' 15 July 2016

Phil Hurley, managing director at leading renewable heating manufacturer NIBE, brands the surprise decision to abolish the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as ‘unsettling’, especially in the context of the RHI.

Members must face key challenges, says BESA president 13 July 2016

In his inaugural address new BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) president Malcolm Thomson has highlighted the over-riding duty of the association to help its members face up to present and future challenges.

Vaillant MD to step down 13 July 2016

Jim Moore, Vaillant Group managing director, has confirmed that he will be leaving at the end of July to take on a new role outside the company.

Vokèra launches training courses 13 July 2016

Heating manufacturer Vokèra has launched training courses at the Gas Assessment & Training Centre (GATC) in Cardiff and at Combined Heating Services Ltd in Norwich.

Altecnic dragon supports Staffordshire students 13 July 2016

Altecnic, a leading supplier of precision heating and plumbing components, has been helping to inspire the next generation of business leaders by sponsoring a competition based on the popular television show, Dragons' Den. 

CIC reports outcomes from Strategic Review 11 July 2016

At its landmark 100th Council meeting last week, Construction Industry Council (CIC) members met to discuss the outcomes of the organisation’s year-long Strategic Review and agree its recommendations for the next five years.

SenerTec backs fifth carbon budget 11 July 2016

SenerTec, the UK supplier of mini Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology, has announced its support for the carbon reduction targets outlined by the Government last week in the fifth carbon budget.

British Refrigeration Association appoints new president 11 July 2016

The British Refrigeration Association has appointed John Smith, group technical director for Beijer Ref UK & Ireland, as president.

BESA names new president for 2016/17 11 July 2016

Malcolm Thomson has been elected president of the Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA) for 2016/17.

Post referendum BSRIA says it is “business as usual” 06 July 2016

BSRIA says that following the decision for the UK to leave the EU it is ‘business as usual’ for its members and that the construction industry should remain confident and optimistic about the opportunities for existing and new industry projects. 


Bitzer UK reaffirms commitment to UK market 06 July 2016

Bitzer UK has reaffirmed its long-standing commitment to the UK market following the recent EU referendum result.

ADEY sponsors Pro-Am golf tournament 06 July 2016

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions recently sponsored a Pro-Am golf tournament that saw a record number of competitors take part.

BESA Yorkshire region backs Sailfree scheme 06 July 2016

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) has boosted the funding of the Sailfree initiative at Otley Sailing Club in West Yorkshire.

BCIA appoints chairman of Marketing Working Group 06 July 2016

Lee Coffin has been appointed as chairman of the Marketing Working Group for the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA).

Engineering profession to offer advice to government 05 July 2016

Organisations representing the engineering profession have agreed to work together to provide advice to the Government for EU negotiations following the result of the recent EU referendum.

Airedale launches 360° virtual facility tour 05 July 2016

Cooling specialist Airedale International has launched an interactive 360-degree virtual tour of its new manufacturing facility in Rawdon, Leeds.

BSRIA Instrument Solutions presents award to Marflow Hydronics 04 July 2016

BSRIA Instruments Solutions has presented Marflow Hydronics with the 2016 award for Investment in Training at the recent prestigious Commissioning Specialists Associations (CSA) Awards Dinner.

ATAG Commercial appoints national sales manager 04 July 2016

Boiler manufacturer ATAG Commercial has promoted Paul Martin to the position of national sales manager.

Smith’s names new MD, announces new owner and unveils new logo 04 July 2016

Smith’s has a new managing director, Gary Haynes, appointed by new company owners, The Swan Group.

Join HVR and Marflow for webinar on PICVs 04 July 2016

With the popularity of Pressure Independent Control Valves (PICVs) at an all time high, it’s becoming more vital than ever that users fully understand how to optimise their true benefits.

Construction Industry Council appoints new chairman 04 July 2016

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has inaugurated Professor John Nolan as its new chairman at the 100th meeting of its Council Members.

Fujitsu launches Dublin training centre 04 July 2016

Fujitsu has opened a new training centre dedicated to the air conditioning sector at its offices in Dublin.

ebm-papst issues a football challenge 04 July 2016

Chelmsford-based ebm-papst UK, the manufacturer of high efficiency fan and motor products, has issued a challenge to its suppliers and the wider industry.

CIBSE Young Engineers Awards entry deadline approaching 04 July 2016

Young building service engineers and the companies that employ them have one month left to enter the CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) Young Engineers Awards 2016,  sponsored by Andrews Water Heaters.

ICOM supports CIBSE conference and exhibition 04 July 2016

ICOM, the Industrial & Commercial Energy Association, is again the supporting partner of the CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) Building Performance Conference and Exhibition.

The ACR Show is back, with a new name, a new date and a new venue 02 July 2016

The HVAC & Refrigeration Show – the event everyone is talking about!

Baxi Heating appoints new managing director for its commercial business 01 July 2016

As part of its ongoing investment into the commercial sector, Baxi Heating has appointed Adam Turk as managing director of its UK commercial business, which comprises Andrews Water Heaters, Potterton Commercial, Remeha and SenerTec UK. 

The Heat Pump Association beyond Brexit 01 July 2016

Despite the result of the UK’s referendum decision to leave the European Union, the Heat Pump Association feels that this will have little effect on its relationship with other EU countries in terms of unified standards and other technical issues.

New country manager at Panasonic 01 July 2016

Panasonic has announced the appointment of Marc Overson to Panasonic Heating & Cooling, who joins the team as country manager for the UK & Ireland.

Praise for 5th carbon budget in wake of Brexit vote 01 July 2016

Industry bodies have reacted to the UK’s fifth carbon budget, announced in parliament by Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which has set out a new legally binding emissions reduction target for 2030.