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News Archive - August 2016

Apprenticeship levy requires time and care, says BSRIA 30 August 2016

BSRIA says that due time and care should be taken on the delivery and details of the government’s apprenticeship levy.

Cool-Therm initiative provides off-the-shelf chillers 30 August 2016

Cool-Therm is breaking the mould in the UK market by stocking popular models of chiller that can be ordered ‘off-the-shelf’ and delivered to site in a matter of days rather than months.

CIC conference to look at security and the built environment 30 August 2016

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) Yorkshire & Humber Region’s annual conference is entitled ‘Never mind the bollards…Here’s the real impact of security on the built environment’.

IOM3 Training Academy offers aluminium brazing course 30 August 2016

IOM3 Training Academy is offering an Introduction to Aluminium Brazing course on 27th September and 25th October this year.

Airedale expands operations in London with new office opening 30 August 2016

Airedale International Air Conditioning Ltd has moved its regional London office into larger state-of-the-art premises following a very successful year and after outgrowing its previous London base.

Fernox appoints new regional sales manager 30 August 2016

Fernox has appointed Mike Skivington as regional sales manager for the South East.

CHP – a healthy return on investment? 26 August 2016

Senertec has welcomed a report from the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) for NHS England and Public Health England that shows switching to Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is likely to save the NHS £26.4 million a year.

ICOM and OFTEC offer new training opportunities 24 August 2016

ICOM Energy Association and OFTEC have been working closely to develop an assessed course (OFT10-201) covering the servicing and commissioning of two and three stage oil-fired pressure jet burners connected to space and water heating appliances.

SkillFRIDGE: last regional heat takes place today 24 August 2016

Designed to test students studying up to Level 3 in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) sectors, the national SkillFRIDGE competition is well underway.

QRL launches campaign for radiator energy labelling 24 August 2016

British manufacturer QRL Radiator Group has launched a campaign for the introduction of an energy labelling system for radiators – similar to the one used for boilers, renewables, hot water cylinders and other household essentials.

BSRIA publishes Indoor Air Quality topic guide 24 August 2016

BSRIA has launched its new topic guide on the subject of ‘indoor air quality’ (IAQ).

Trainees who go above and beyond 23 August 2016

Entries for The HVR Awards 2016 are now closed, except for the Customer Service Person and Trainee of the Year categories.

OFTEC highlights Consumer Contracts Regulations 23 August 2016

OFTEC is urging technicians to make sure they fully understand UK regulations covering contracts made with customers and to put measures in place to protect their businesses from liability and potential financial loss.

BSRIA recruits new principal consultant - residential 23 August 2016

BSRIA has appointed Tassos Kougionis as its new principal consultant – residential in its Sustainable Construction Group.

Under the spotlight: 'Customer Service Person of the Year' sponsor - Combat HVAC Ltd 22 August 2016

Following huge industry demand, organiser Datateam Business Media has extended the entry deadline for this year's HVR Awards to the 31st August.

REHAU now taking bookings for district heating workshops 22 August 2016

REHAU has announced the upcoming schedule for its popular District Heating Workshops, which are designed to help system designers and contractors maximise the efficiency and cost effectiveness of their district heating schemes.

Klima-Therm and LH launch new websites to support K-Turbo 22 August 2016

Klima-Therm and LH plc have unveiled new websites as part of strategic growth plans and to support the launch of the new K-Turbo second generation Tubocor chiller.

Vaillant supports Derby Homes initiative 22 August 2016

 Vaillant, the heating and hot water manufacturer, recently joined forces with Derby Homes and Derby City Council to clean up residential streets.

Dates for the diary 22 August 2016

The HVAC & Refrigeration Show will take place from 23-25 January at London’s ExCeL

BSRIA responds to A Level results 22 August 2016

Following the publication of this year’s A Level results on 18th August, BSRIA has underlined the importance of qualifications for ‘the industry workforce of tomorrow’.

Employers to get 90% of apprentice funding 22 August 2016

The government has sought to dampen speculation about the future of funding for apprenticeships by publishing new proposals that would see £2.5 billion invested in apprenticeship training by 2020.

Airedale Group announces new UK MD 22 August 2016

British cooling specialist Airedale International, part of the Modine Group, has announced that Tony Cole will succeed Clive Parkman as UK managing director for the Airedale Group.

Merriott announces three new appointments 22 August 2016

Merriott, the commercial heating specialist, has appointed three new recruits.

REHAU makes senior appointment 22 August 2016

REHAU has announced a senior appointment in its Building Solutions division which includes its district heating, renewable energy, underfloor heating and cable management products.

ADEY boosts sales team 22 August 2016

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions has further bolstered its UK sales operation with two new appointments.

Poor air quality has a negative impact on office workers 18 August 2016

According to a new survey, indoor air pollution is prevalent in work places across Britain, potentially causing long-term health problems.

Host confirmed for the HVR Awards 2016 17 August 2016

Organiser Datateam Business Media is excited to announce that the HVR Awards 2016 will be hosted by stand-up comedian and writer, Bob Mills.

Nominate your Customer Service Person of the Year 16 August 2016

Entries for The HVR Awards 2016 are now closed, except for the Customer Service Person and Trainee of the Year categories.

Axair Fans increases company portfolio 15 August 2016

Following on from the success and growth of Axair Fans UK Limited, the Axair group has added Axair Refrigeration to its portfolio.

Daikin celebrates 10th anniversary of Altherma heat pump 15 August 2016

In 2006, Daikin launched its first Altherma heat pump and over the last decade more than 350,000 people have chosen to install it.

Gilberts helps keep Google cool 15 August 2016

Gilberts (Blackpool) has helped Google to keep its London operation and workforce comfortable.

BSRIA appoints new USA sales executive 15 August 2016

BSRIA has appointed Paul Ihn as its new sales executive for its BSRIA Inc USA operation, with immediate effect.

Samaritans highlights ‘forgotten’ health and safety issue 15 August 2016

Suicide kills six times as many construction workers as falling from heights, according to mental health volunteers.Mental health charity, The Samaritans, told a seminar hosted and organised ...

SEC Group calls for PM to raise productivity levels 15 August 2016

Leading construction body, the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, has written to the Prime Minister seeking confirmation that construction is within the remit of the new Economic and Industrial Strategy Cabinet Committee.

Gree supplies equipment for Rio Olympics 15 August 2016

Gree was awarded ‘Supplier’ status for the Rio Olympic Games after winning several air conditioning contracts for competition venues and supporting facilities.

Trade associations launch Brexit survey 15 August 2016

A major new survey on the impact of Brexit on the building services engineering (BSE) sector has been launched by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA), the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and leading Scottish electrical trade body SELECT.

SkillFRIDGE: just one more regional heat to go 15 August 2016

With two regional SkillFRIDGE heats now completed, there is just one more to go before the final which takes place at The Skills Show this October.

Judging categories closed, but you can still nominate 15 August 2016

Entries for The HVR Awards 2016 are now closed, except for the Customer Service Person and Trainee of the Year categories.

Rinnai UK boosts training opportunities 10 August 2016

Rinnai UK has added more dates to its 2016 training programme to cater for the increasing number of engineers and specifiers turning on to the energy saving benefits of gas fired continuous flow water heaters.

Switch2Energy launches free guide to community heating 10 August 2016

Switch2Energy, the community heating specialist, has published a free guide on how to design and implement heat networks around the needs of residents.

Built environment professions work together on Brexit 10 August 2016

On 3rd August BSRIA attended a meeting held by members of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) to discuss the opportunities and challenges posed by Brexit for the built environment professions and the potential added value of working collaboratively to maximise opportunities and deal collectively with the challenges.    

BCIA elects new vice president 09 August 2016

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has elected Jon Belfield, managing director of InTandem Systems, as its new vice president.

Bitzer hosts training for Airedale engineers 09 August 2016

Bitzer UK has hosted a three-day training programme for engineers and service staff from Airedale International Air Conditioning Ltd.

New speakers join line up for the Building Services Summit 2016 09 August 2016

A number of new speakers have been announced for the Building Services Summit 2016.

BSRIA responds to APPG report on Quality of New Built Housing in England 08 August 2016

BSRIA has responded to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Excellence in the Built Environment report: Commission of Inquiry into the Quality of New Built Housing in England.

ADEY secures BIM Level 2 compliance 08 August 2016

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions has secured BIM (Building Information Modelling) Level 2 compliance across its range of commercial magnetic filters and says it is the HVAC industry’s first water treatment company to do so.

New faces at Alpha 03 August 2016

Alpha Heating Innovation has added to its technical sales team with three appointments.

Mansfield Pollard MD joins board of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership 02 August 2016

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced the appointment of Joanna Robinson – managing director of Bradford manufacturing company Mansfield Pollard – to its board.

Daikin UK's Tuesday Tasters 02 August 2016

Daikin UK is inviting heating installers to “Tuesday Taster” sessions held at its nationwide training centres, to discover the benefits of installing renewable air source heat pumps. 

Altecnic raises funds for a worthy cause 02 August 2016

A Stafford-based company has helped raise more than £1,700 for one of Staffordshire's best loved charities.

Adey takes step ahead with BIM 01 August 2016

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions has secured BIM (Building Information Modelling) Level 2 compliance across its range of commercial magnetic filters. 

Rinnai invests in London and south east 01 August 2016

Rinnai, the manufacturing supplier of high efficiency continuous flow hot water heating and delivery units, has announced a major investment in London and the South East with the formation of a dedicated sales team covering the whole region.

BSRIA workplace and environmental seminars staged to highlight H&S regulations 01 August 2016

BSRIA recently staged two one day dust monitoring seminars which covered the workplace as well as the external environment and gave insights into compliance with H&S regulations and legislation, alongside solutions for day-to-day applications.