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News Archive - April 2017

FETA will play vital role post Brexit 28 April 2017

FETA chairman, Graham Wright, told guests at the trade association's annual lunch this week that he believes in the post-EU landscape, trade associations can provide an even more vital line of communication with the rest of Europe.

Cool Projects Ltd celebrates 20 years 26 April 2017

Cool Projects, the family owned and operated business, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Madar FM becomes BSRIA member 26 April 2017

Madar FM, based in Saudi Arabia, has joined BSRIA as a corporate member.

Klima-Therm and LH gain top safety accreditation 25 April 2017

Klima-Therm has joined its sister company LH plc in receiving accreditation from Safecontractor for commitment to excellence in health and safety.

Mansfield Pollard shares ventilation expertise in Dubai 24 April 2017

Mansfield Pollard has further cemented its position in the world of commercial kitchen ventilation by sharing its knowledge and experience at a technical seminar in Dubai.

ADEY achieves second Queen’s Award for innovation 24 April 2017

ADEY’s ongoing pioneering work in maintaining and protecting central heating systems globally has been rewarded with a second Queen’s Award for innovation.

Altecnic marks 30 years of trading 24 April 2017

Altecnic is celebrating 30 years of trading as a leading UK provider of high-quality heating and plumbing components.

New WASPS service covers steam boiler inspections and emergencies 24 April 2017

A leading UK packaging manufacturer is among the first companies to sign up for the Watkins Annual Steam Protection Service (WASPS), which guarantees business continuity during mandatory steam boiler inspections.

BCIA offers HVAC and building technology courses 24 April 2017

Building services professionals looking to develop their knowledge of HVAC and building technology are urged to enrol on the first of a suite of six courses offered by the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA).

Turnbull & Scott appoints new chairman 20 April 2017

Turnbull & Scott, the heat transfer specialist engineering firm based in Hawick, has appointed David Sigsworth OBE as chairman.

BSRIA event offers an overview of construction processes for young engineers 20 April 2017

BSRIA is staging ‘an overview of construction processes’ as part of its programme of Young Engineers’ Network events on Friday 28th April, from 9:30 – 14:00 hrs at its offices in Bracknell.

BSRIA welcomes General Election announcement 19 April 2017

BSRIA has responded to the Prime Minister’s announcement that there will be a General Election on Thursday 8th June, subject to Parliamentary approval.

Obituary: Wander ter Kuile 18 April 2017

Wander ter Kuile, group technical manager at Waterloo Air Products, has passed away after a brave fight with cancer.

CPA forecasts show construction industry activity ahead of post-Brexit expectations 18 April 2017

According to the latest forecasts by the Construction Products Association (CPA), activity in the construction industry is rising at a faster pace following the EU referendum than initially expected.

Jet Environmental appoints technical director 18 April 2017

Jet Environmental, a provider of temperature control solutions for industrial and commercial buildings, has appointed Ivan Gonzalez as technical director.

German Chancellor opens €50m Viessmann Innovation Centre 18 April 2017

German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel and Tarek Al-Wazir, Minister of Economics, Energy, Transportation and Regional Development of the state of Hesse, have opened Viessmann’s new technological research and development centre.

CPD programme highlights benefits of copper 12 April 2017

Conex Bänninger, the manufacturer of plumbing fittings and valves, has introduced a new CPD programme highlighting the advantages of copper as a fitting material.

Andrews sponsors endurance race 12 April 2017

Andrews Water Heaters is sponsoring the endurance racing event, Fun Cup UK, for the second year running, with complimentary tickets available for heating engineers who want to enjoy a day out at the races. 

Air distribution expert joins Waterloo 12 April 2017

Supporting customers with expert advice on air terminal devices, Waterloo Air Products Plc has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Paul Wilson as regional sales manager in the North-East of England.

Paint plant slashes lead times and costs 12 April 2017

Swegon Air Management’s state of the art paint plant is already speeding up manufacturing lead times and reducing overheads.

Guardian Water Treatment achieves ISO 14001 environmental certification 12 April 2017

Guardian Water Treatment has been awarded ISO 14001:2015 certification, the International Standard for environmental management which supports organisations in reducing their environmental impact.

Engineers encouraged to seize future opportunities 12 April 2017

ASHRAE President Tim Wentz called on engineers to embrace the potential of technology to deliver more comfortable and effective buildings as he opened the second day of the CIBSE Technical Symposium at Loughborough University

HPA acknowledges RHI reform delay 12 April 2017

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has acknowledged that the delay to RHI reform is far from ideal but believes it could prove beneficial for those hoping to complete projects with high heat demands.

Hitachi expands its UK sales team 12 April 2017

In line with new MD, Gboyega Obafemi’s ambitious growth plans, Hitachi has recently appointed three new area sales managers covering London, Scotland and the North West.

Altecnic sponsors hospice golf day 12 April 2017

For the 10th year in a row Altecnic, the provider of precision heating and plumbing components, has raised money for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice with a special golf day at Trentham Golf Club.

Xpelair’s GX6 fan turns 65 12 April 2017

The first photocopier, the first calculator, the first DVD player and the first iPad – Xpelair’s GX6 axial fan has witnessed them all.

BSRIA and ECA event will ask ‘Is smart really smart?' 05 April 2017

BSRIA and ECA are staging an event entitled ‘is smart really smart’ on Wednesday 10th May, from 9:30 – 14:30 in London.

ebm-papst acquires Lae Srl 05 April 2017

ebm-papst Group has acquired Lae Srl, a specialist in fan guard grills for an undisclosed sum, retroactively effective from 1st January 2017.

Booking open for BSRIA Soft Landings Conference 04 April 2017

BSRIA is staging its Soft Landings Conference 2017 on Friday 16th June at the RIBA headquarters in London.

Viessmann introduces new boiler registration app for installers 03 April 2017

Viessmann has introduced an app that enables installers to register new boilers quickly and simply on their tablets and smartphones.

Ideal Commercial recruits two business development managers 03 April 2017

Ideal Commercial has appointed two new business development managers for the Midlands area.

BoilerMag appoints specification sales manager 03 April 2017

Eclipse Magnetics, the heating system filter specialist, has expanded its BoilerMag sales team with the appointment of Bernard Barrett as specification sales manager covering the southern regions.

Mansfield Pollard sponsors Skipton Girls’ High School’s engineering award 03 April 2017

Air management expert Mansfield Pollard has strengthened its growing relationship with Skipton Girls’ High School by sponsoring the school’s first-ever engineering award.

EndoTherm achieves Energy Saving Trust ‘verified’ status 03 April 2017

EndoTherm has become the first product of its kind to be awarded ‘verified’ status by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) – making it the only listing in the new ‘heating system additives’ category on the EST Register of energy-efficient products.

River expert trains construction workers 03 April 2017

Britain’s most renowned river expert is training construction workers along the Thames in London to help combat health and safety issues.

BSRIA concerned with President Trump's response to Paris Agreement 03 April 2017

BSRIA says it is concerned that President Trump has begun the process of ‘rolling back’ the Obama policies aimed at curbing climate change.

HVR Awards 2017 open for entries 03 April 2017

Launched in 2010, the HVR Awards is designed to celebrate innovation in the building services sector.