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News Archive - February 2017

Engineering services sector ended 2016 on a positive note 27 February 2017

According to a new ‘Building Engineering Business Survey’ survey sponsored by Scolmore, more than three out of four (78 per cent) engineering services firms say turnover increased or remained steady during the final quarter of 2016.

BSRIA sees record attendance at global HVAC trends presentations 27 February 2017

The BSRIA global HVAC trends presentations recently given at the 2017 AHR Expo in Las Vegas have been hailed a ‘huge success’ with a record-breaking level of attendees – in excess of 450 delegates – across all presentations.

BSRIA publishes Brexit Topic Guide 27 February 2017

BSRIA has launched a Brexit Topic Guide which aims to demystify the issues surrounding Brexit.

See new products and engage in fresh debate at The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 27 February 2017

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

Ecobuild acquired by Futurebuild from UBM 23 February 2017

Futurebuild Events Ltd has announced that it has acquired Ecobuild from UBM.

Swegon combines air filtration brands 20 February 2017

Swegon Air Management (SAM) is combining its two filtration brands, Trion and Envirco, to form a single air filtration business called Airfiltrera.

Top construction firms owed over £1 billion 20 February 2017

According to an analysis by the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, the construction representative body, nine of the UK’s top 12 construction firms are owed more than £800m.

Steph McGovern to host BCIA Awards 20 February 2017

Award winning broadcaster Steph McGovern is to host this year’s Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 11 May.

Ecobuild announces Build Circular theatre 20 February 2017

Ecobuild has announced a new Build Circular theatre for this year’s event, which takes place from 7-9 March at ExCeL in London.

REHAU announces new workshops for 2017 20 February 2017

REHAU has announced a series of new district heating workshops to be held around the UK and Ireland this year.

Survey ranks Haier top of connected air conditioner brands 20 February 2017

Haier has been named as number one in the connected air conditioning market (including smart air conditioners), in a survey by Euromonitor.

Vaillant partners NEA in charity initiative 20 February 2017

Vaillant has chosen National Energy Action (NEA) as its charity for 2017.

ENER-G publishes free guide to assessing economic feasibility of CHP 20 February 2017

ENER-G, the cogeneration specialist, has published a free guide to assessing the economic feasibility of combined heat and power (CHP) projects.

ebm-papst to host data centre energy efficiency and design seminar 20 February 2017

ebm-papst UK is hosting its first seminar in the 2017 energy saving series.

BESA calls for Clean Air Act to support ‘safe havens’ 20 February 2017

According to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), proposals for a new Clean Air Act should include measures supporting the role of buildings as ‘safe havens’ from pollution.

A new frontier for energy efficiency  17 February 2017

Toshiba Air Conditioning yesterday launched its three-pipe heat recovery VRF air conditioning system, SHRM-e, to the UK press.The company believes the SHRM-e sets a new industry benchmark for energy efficiency performance and continuous heating.

Ideal Commercial manufactures 30,000th Evomax boiler 15 February 2017

Ideal Commercial Boilers, the British heating manufacturer, recently celebrated the completion of its 30,000th Evomax commercial condensing boiler.

Heating specialists merge 15 February 2017

Industrial and commercial heating specialist Turnbull & Scott has officially merged with CEH ltd. This acquisition has broadened the scope of the heating solutions that the company can provide.

Max Fordham celebrates CIBSE award wins 14 February 2017

Max Fordham has won two trophies at this year’s CIBSE Building Performance Awards.

BSRIA names new operations manager 14 February 2017

BSRIA has appointed Zoltan Karpathy as operations manager in its WMI department, effective from the start of this month.

Ideal Commercial appoints specification manager for London 14 February 2017

Ideal Commercial has appointed Richard Brown as specification manager for the London area.

Hidros and Emicon agree industrial partnership 14 February 2017

Hidros SpA, parent of Hidros UK Ltd, and Emicon SpA have agreed an industrial partnership through which the companies’ products, technologies and distribution networks will be integrated and will be better placed to face the new challenges of the market.

Ecobuild and M&S reveal Big Innovation Pitch finalists 2017 14 February 2017

The five finalists of this year’s Big Innovation Pitch have been revealed by Ecobuild and Marks & Spencer (M&S).

Vent-Axia wins CIBSE award 14 February 2017

British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is celebrating winning the ‘Energy Efficient Product or Innovation of the Year’ accolade at the prestigious Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards 2017.

Hargreaves apprentice set for World Skills finals 14 February 2017

An apprentice from hvac solution provider Hargreaves is to represent Squad UK at the World Skills finals in Abu Dhabi.

UK construction growth driven by infrastructure investment 13 February 2017

According to the latest forecasts by the Construction Products Association (CPA), construction output is expected to grow by 0.8% in 2017, 0.7% in 2018 and 2.2% in 2019.

ACR News Awards 2017: Vote now! 08 February 2017

Once again the trade has engaged with dynamic annual awards programme the ACR News Awards to nominate their top air conditioning and refrigerating companies and individuals of the past twelve months. 

Ingersoll Rand set to acquire Thermocold Costruzioni 08 February 2017

Ingersoll-Rand plc is to acquire Thermocold Costruzioni Srl, a privately held Italian company that manufactures and distributes HVAC systems and solutions for residential, commercial and industrial buildings in Europe.

Xylem’s Waterdrop programme provides clean water in Cambodia 08 February 2017

Global water technology company Xylem recently took 14 customers and staff from the UK, Germany and France to Cambodia on the inaugural volunteer trip of its Waterdrop initiative.

Hoval highlights importance of ongoing aftercare 08 February 2017

Heating manufacturer Hoval is warning that many organisations seeking to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions are underestimating the value of ongoing aftercare to optimise the performance of their heating plant.

Fernox welcomes CIPHE president to new head office and training centre 08 February 2017

Fernox, the global water treatment and filter manufacturer, has been rewarded with CIPHE approved training centre status by CIPHE president, Paul Williams.

Vexo recruits business development manager 08 February 2017

Vexo International (UK) has appointed Matthew Skinner as business development manager for the London and South East region, strengthening its team.

Rising cost pressures could hamper construction industry growth 08 February 2017

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has revealed the results of its Construction Trade Survey for the final quarter of 2016.

Giacomini appoints sales engineer 08 February 2017

Giacomini has demonstrated its commitment to the Irish market with the appointment of Warren Smith as dedicated sales engineer.

University wins CIBSE building performance award 08 February 2017

At this year’s CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) Building Performance Awards, the University of Bradford has been named Building Performance Champion, for the second time, for its pioneering Ecoversity programme.

BSRIA welcomes Government’s Brexit white paper 07 February 2017

BSRIA has welcomed last week’s Government Brexit White Paper, which sets out 12 key principles and provides further details about the process.

Viessmann launches social media channels for installers 06 February 2017

Viessmann has launched three new social media channels specifically for installers - the Viessmann Installer Channel on YouTube, the Viessmann Trade Twitter feed and the Viessmann Installer page on Facebook.

BPMA continues to lobby for the removal of illegal pumps 06 February 2017

The British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA) is calling on the National Measurement Regulatory Office (NMRO), in its role as UK Market Surveillance Authority, to take all appropriate action to ensure that illegal pumps are removed from the market and that all future imports are curtailed with immediate effect.  

Andy Pearson wins ASHRAE Award 06 February 2017

Dr Andy Pearson, the engineer who led the design of the world’s largest ammonia water source heat pump for a town’s district heating and cooling scheme in Norway, has won ASHRAE’s prestigious Comfort Cooling Award for Project Excellence at the Society’s Winter Meeting on 28th January.

Apprenticeship is just start of a journey, says BESA 06 February 2017

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) says that criticisms of the Government’s plans to boost apprenticeships are failing to see the big picture.

ICOM CRASH charity challenge gets off to a speedy start 02 February 2017

ICOM, the Industrial & Commercial Energy Association, launched its inaugural ICOM & CRASH £2017 Challenge last month.

Elta Group acquires Acoustica 02 February 2017

Elta Group, an international leader in fans, air movement, filtration and distribution, has acquired Acoustica, boosting its noise control offering.

Smith’s appoints regional sales manager 02 February 2017

Smith’s has recruited Alex Muirhead as regional sales manager, with special focus on the consultants and contractor markets.

J S Wright in management buy-out 02 February 2017

J S Wright, one of the UK’s longest established building services providers, has been bought out by its senior management team.

Savills and Longevity Partners to carry out first BIU 01 February 2017

Savills, the international property expert and Longevity Partners, the pan-European low carbon consultancy, have been appointed to carry out the first BREEAM In-Use (BIU) sample-based certification pilot to cover 331 retail assets across Europe (excluding Austria, Switzerland, Hungary and Germany).

BSRIA awarded Investors in People National Standard accreditation 01 February 2017

BSRIA has been awarded the Investors in People (IiP) National Standard accreditation.

Albion continues to grow thanks to loyal staff 01 February 2017

Albion Valves (UK), a leading valve supplier to the building services and industrial markets, has seen its turnover more than triple over the past 10 years and the workforce at its base in Barnsley more than double.

Gilberts Blackpool celebrates long-serving staff 01 February 2017

Almost a quarter of employees at Gilberts Blackpool have been with the manufacturer for at least 20 years.

A-Gas receives UL certification for R227 01 February 2017

A-Gas has gained UL certification for the quality of the R227 (HFC227ea) fire suppressant supplied to customers.