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News Archive - May 2017

BG Energy Solutions wins two BCIA awards 24 May 2017

BG Energy Solutions (BGES) has scooped two coveted Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) awards, which recognise excellence in building controls and building energy management.

Double appointment boosts Lochinvar sales team 24 May 2017

Lochinvar, the boiler and water heater manufacturer, has recruited two new key members to its sales team.

Giacomini to sponsor Alastair Seeley 24 May 2017

Giacomini UK is sponsoring former British Superstock and Supersport champion Alastair Seeley.Alastair is famed for his impressive record of 18 wins at the North West 200 international road race.

Mitsubishi Electric ac units awarded Quiet Mark 24 May 2017

Mitsubishi Electric’s M Series MSZ-LN wall mounted air conditioning units have just been awarded the Noise Abatement Society’s Quiet Mark for their almost silent performance.

Johnson Controls tackles counterfeit oils threat 23 May 2017

Johnson Controls is responding to concerns about an increase in counterfeit oils entering the market by offering a global range of uniquely branded, authentic York lubricants with highest quality standards and specification.

Many SBS Staff achieve 10 years of service 22 May 2017

At a venue in Nottingham on Saturday 13th May all 12 branches and the head office of Smith Brothers Stores Ltd gathered to honour staff achievements.

ECA names Mike Smith as new president 22 May 2017

Mike Smith of SES Engineering Services has been named as the ECA’s new president.

Regulations failing to address need for ongoing air quality management 22 May 2017

Elta Group technical director Alan Macklin believes that regulations governing the energy performance of UK buildings are failing to acknowledge potential changes to Indoor Air Quality over time.

Specflue celebrates 25 years 22 May 2017

Specflue is celebrating its 25th year in business.

REHAU to host district heating workshop in Birmingham 22 May 2017

REHAU’s free district heating workshops will be heading to Birmingham on Tuesday 27th June, to offer consultants, contractors, local authorities, developers and housing associations the chance to find out more about the benefits and practicalities of district heating.

Plumb Center unveils first commercial online hub 22 May 2017

Plumb Center has launched a dedicated commercial plumbing and heating section on its website designed to make life easier for installers looking for commercial-grade products and helpful advice.

ADEY welcomes visitors from China 22 May 2017

Ahead of a launch into the expanding Asian market, magnetic filtration pioneer ADEY invited its Chinese distribution partners to visit its Cheltenham headquarters.

BCIA offers training courses 22 May 2017

BCIA (the Building Controls Industry Association) is inviting building services professionals to expand on their building controls knowledge with the second in a suite of six courses to be offered as part of the BCIA training programme.

New Building Services Forum asks: Are you walking the legislation tightrope? 22 May 2017

Plans for the new Building Services Forum (8th February 2018, at The Building Centre, Shore Street, London), are taking shape and we are delighted to announce the involvement of Zero Trace Procurement (ZTP), whose eye-opening seminar is set take you on a “walk along the legislation tightrope”.

New CIBSE president says ‘engineering is art’ 22 May 2017

New president of CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers), Peter Y Wong, has used his inaugural address to change perceptions about building services engineers and argue that they should see themselves as artists and practitioners.

Differential Pressure Control Valves webinar – join us! 17 May 2017

On the 14th June, HVR is inviting you to join Frese UK’s webinar on the function, application, benefits and considerations when using Differential Pressure Control Valves (DPCVs) in variable flow hydronic (waterborne) heating and cooling systems.

ICS Cool Energy gains Carbon Trust accreditation 17 May 2017

ICS Cool Energy has been added to the Carbon Trust’s Green Business Directory as an accredited supplier, providing independent recognition of the temperature control specialist’s skills and services.

The competition is heating up – are you in? 17 May 2017

Now in its eighth year, the HVR Awards will once again celebrate the outstanding technology, innovation and exceptional customer service in the HVAC sector over the past 12 months during a prestigious ceremony, held at the five star Chelsea Harbour Hotel on Thursday 26 October 2017.

Siemens Desigo CC wins BCIA award 17 May 2017

Siemens Building Technologies has won the 2017 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) award for Technical Innovation of the Year – Products for its innovative Desigo CC solution.

CIAT announces venues and dates for UK Roadshows 17 May 2017

CIAT Ozonair has announced venue details for its UK Roadshow, which includes eight events in major cities across the UK.

Young engineers learn about natural and mechanical cooling 17 May 2017

Up-and-coming building services designers from CIBSE’s Young Engineers Network (YEN) recently attended a CPD presentation by senior Toshiba technical staff on the topic of Mechanical and Natural Cooling Systems.

Panasonic reveals winners of PRO Awards 17 May 2017

Panasonic has announced the winners of its 2nd PRO Awards.

FETA working group and guidance document focus on A2L refrigerants 15 May 2017

FETA (the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations) has set up a new A2L refrigerants working group and has released a guidance note entitled ‘An introduction to A2L refrigerants and their use in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump applications.'

EOGB appoints full-time apprentice 15 May 2017

Burner manufacturer and distributor EOGB Energy Products Ltd has appointed Harry Holmes to its technical team as a full-time apprentice, enrolling him onto a bespoke training programme to become a fully qualified combustion engineer.

Royal Academy of Engineering highlights key priorities for next government 15 May 2017

The Royal Academy of Engineering is launching an election manifesto outlining five measures the next government should take to boost the economy through engineering, manufacturing and innovation.

BCIA reveals award winners 15 May 2017

The winners of the 2017 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards were announced at a prestigious ceremony and gala dinner on 11th May 2017 at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham.

Fulton recruits new sales and marketing manager 15 May 2017

Heat transfer specialist Fulton Limited has appointed Leigh Bryan as sales and marketing manager.

Distech Controls appoints vice president of sales for Europe 15 May 2017

Distech Controls has appointed Chris Irwin as vice president sales, Europe.

BSRIA launches Workplaces of the Future publication 15 May 2017

BSRIA has published Workplaces of the Future, a report written by workplace student: Ashleigh Bunker (pictured).

BSRIA course focuses on understanding BIM Level 2 15 May 2017

BSRIA’s next Understanding Level 2 BIM course takes place tomorrow, Tuesday 16th May, and is essential for those new to BIM, providing a general awareness of what BIM is.

Nu-Heat invests for future growth 11 May 2017

Nu-Heat, the UK supplier of underfloor heating and renewable systems, has secured investment from new shareholders as part of plans for continued growth.

Vent-Axia supports local youth charity 11 May 2017

Vent-Axia, based in Crawley, presented a cheque to the town’s Mayor Councillor Raj Sharma on 9th May to support his charity for 2016/17, Crawley Community Youth Service.

Baxi Heating announces team changes 09 May 2017

Baxi Heating has bolstered its specialist team of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) experts with the appointment of Paul Wilson as national sales manager for Remeha’s CHP division.

BSRIA backs Offsite Construction Awards 08 May 2017

BSRIA is supporting the Offsite Construction Awards which celebrate the best in precision building design and delivery.

All-Energy 2017 opens this week 08 May 2017

Energy efficiency and low carbon heat lie at the heart of the Scottish Government’s draft Energy Strategy, and also play important roles at All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon exhibition and conference.

Engineering services firms forge ahead 08 May 2017

According to a survey by the ECA, BESA and SELECT, almost eight in 10 (79 per cent) engineering services firms say turnover increased or remained the same during the first quarter of this year.

Ideal Boilers range awarded Quiet Mark 08 May 2017

Ideal Boilers’ flagship Logic+ range has been recognised alongside 70 leading global brands with a Quiet Mark award from the Noise Abatement Society.

Rinnai takes on man vs machine challenge 08 May 2017

Rinnai, manufacturer of the Infinity hot water heating units, has started a challenge that pitches its product against tough opposition in the form of super league rugby team Widnes Vikings.

Finn Geotherm gains Carbon Trust accreditation 08 May 2017

Finn Geotherm, the ground and air source heat pump installer, has become Carbon Trust accredited.

OFTEC appoints new manager to technical team 08 May 2017

OFTEC has recruited a new manager to its experienced technical team to further strengthen the range of services offered to technicians and consumers.

BSRIA Briefing 2017: two more speakers added 08 May 2017

BSRIA has announced two more speakers for its annual Briefing and lunch: Kath Fontana, managing director of ISS Technical Services and Chris Twinn, principal, TwinnSustainabilityInnovation.

Daikin UK opens office in central London 08 May 2017

Daikin UK has officially opened a new office in central London, offering customers improved project and application support within the buoyant Greater London market.

Envirovent publishes new social housing brochure 04 May 2017

EnviroVent, the UK manufacturer of ventilation solutions to local authorities and housing associations, has launched a dedicated brochure for registered providers enabling them to find out about the latest ventilation solutions for the social housing sector.

Logic4training launches guide to careers in gas 04 May 2017

Logic4training has launched the ‘Ultimate Guide to Careers in Gas', a practical and clear guide to kick starting and developing a career as a gas engineer.

J S Wright recruits senior electrical estimator 04 May 2017

Building services provider J S Wright has recruited a new senior electrical estimator.

ECEX appoints new SHEQ manager 04 May 2017

ECEX, a leading metalwork, fabrication and mechanical services contractor, has appointed Gerry Merchant as its new Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality (SHEQ) manager.

Aspen Pumps acquires Salina SAS 04 May 2017

Aspen Pumps Group, a global leader in design manufacture and distribution of condensate removal pumps, has completed the acquisition of Salina SAS, a leading French distributor of air-conditioning and refrigeration ancillaries, for an undisclosed sum.

Giacomini staff gain CIBSE accreditation 04 May 2017

Two members of Giacomini’s technical sales team have received accreditation and are now fully registered CIBSE Heat Network Consultants.

BSRIA counts down to 2017 Soft Landings Conference 03 May 2017

Following the successful inaugural Soft Landings Conference last year, BSRIA is staging its 2017 event entitled ‘Delivering Value through Soft Landings’ on Friday 16th June at the RIBA headquarters in London.

Toshiba develops new online commissioning and warranty platform 03 May 2017

Toshiba has developed a new online commissioning and warranty system which it believes will revolutionise the management of air conditioning warranty claims.

BESA and ECA launch engineering services manifesto 02 May 2017

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) have launched an engineering services manifesto ahead of the forthcoming general election on 8th June.