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News Archive - August 2017

Construction in cashflow crisis says SEC Group 30 August 2017

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, which represents SMEs in the construction engineering sector, has warned that current cashflow problems in construction are unsustainable.

BSRIA expert to speak at Building Services Forum 30 August 2017

BSRIA has announced that it will be fielding an expert speaker at the Building Services Forum on Thursday February 8 2018 at the The Building Centre in London.

Riello extends support for Macmillan Woodlands centre 30 August 2017

Riello has donated a further £2,000 to support Macmillan and their funding of the new Macmillan Woodlands centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

Brunel student wins 2017 Design Awards 30 August 2017

Heatrae Sadia has crowned Jennifer Wong, a student at Brunel University, as the winner of its 2017 Design Awards.

Property rock night to support charity bike ride 30 August 2017

A building services consultant is to strum up funds towards a charity bike ride through Southeast Asia by performing with a rock and roll band.

Priva calls for collaboration to preserve UK heritage buildings 24 August 2017

Priva has called for joined-up thinking to support the preservation of the UK’s unique architectural heritage.

Julia Evans appointed vice chair of Leeds College Building Corporation 22 August 2017

BSRIA has announced that its chief executive, Julia Evans, has been appointed Vice Chair of the Corporation of Leeds College Building.

Waterloo helps students start careers in construction and engineering 22 August 2017

As part of Waterloo Air Products' commitment to the future of engineering and construction, commercial and export markets manager at Waterloo, Alan Smith, has been appointed as an enterprise adviser with The Careers & Enterprise Company.

BSRIA announces new UKAS accreditation 22 August 2017

BSRIA has announced that it has extended the scope of its UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation services.

BSRIA to stage benchmarking network event 22 August 2017

BSRIA will be staging its ‘Measuring Occupant Well-being’ event, part of its Residential Network events programme, on Friday 7 September.

Kevin Glass nominated for IOR presidency 21 August 2017

Bitzer UK’s managing director, Kevin Glass, has been nominated to be the next president of the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR). 

Albion to develop export business 21 August 2017

Albion Valves, a leading UK valve supplier to the building services industry, is investing in its export business with specific focus on the Middle East. 

BSRIA comments on A Level results 21 August 2017

Skilled engineering graduates are essential to the industry workforce of tomorrow, with the construction sector’s demand for skilled workers as high as ever.

BEAMA calls on industry to answer parliamentary consultation 21 August 2017

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings has launched its first consultation paper, entitled Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings.

BSRIA supports Building Services Forum 16 August 2017

BSRIA has announced its support of the Building Services Forum. The organisation will be providing an expert speaker for the Forum, taking place on Thursday February 8 2018 at The Building Centre, London. 

China Ventilation Summit: opportunities and challenges co-exist 16 August 2017

The idea that opportunities and challenges co-exist together in the ventilation market was a key message at the recent China Ventilation Industry Fortune Summit. 

Star Renewable Energy nominated for award 16 August 2017

Star Renewable Energy, the inventor of the world’s largest zero carbon heat pump, has been nominated for an award in Glasgow.

HVAC specialist Teddington reports strong growth 16 August 2017

HVAC specialist Teddington has completed an overhaul of the business which caps a strong start to the first half of the 2017/18 financial year.

Giacomini receives RIBA CPD approval 16 August 2017

Giacomini, one of the UK’s leading underfloor heating providers, is now offering a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) approved CPD course to architects and construction professionals.

CIBSE Training launches new programme 16 August 2017

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has released its upcoming training courses and dates for the remainder of 2017.

HVAC contractors should strengthen energy efficiency knowledge 14 August 2017

Potterton Commercial has stressed the importance of HVAC contractors expanding their knowledge of energy efficiency beyond simply adhering to the minimum legal standards. 

Smith’s adds air curtains to product portfolio 14 August 2017

Smith’s Environmental Products UK (SEP) is pleased to introduce air curtains to its extensive commercial product portfolio. 

School Ecology Workshops boost community engagement 14 August 2017

The Ecology Consultancy, a leading UK-based ecological consultancy, has launched an initiative of School Ecology Workshops to assist the construction industry in engaging with local communities.

CPA survey reveals uncertainty for construction industry 14 August 2017

The CPA's Construction Trade Survey has shown that despite a strong Q2, the industry’s supply chain is more pessimistic for the year ahead.

BSRIA hosts Soft Landings 2017 conference 10 August 2017

Soft Landings is a process which helps produce a building that delivers the operational goals set for it at the inception of the design and delivery project. 

Spirotech to sponsor first Women Installers Together conference 08 August 2017

Spirotech, a market leader in system protection and water conditioning, will be sponsoring the first ever Women Installers Together conference on Wednesday September 13 2017 in Marylebone, London.

Lead the way with Daikin's Future Thinking series 08 August 2017

Daikin UK is inviting consultants and specifiers to its leading Future Thinking series. The series will offer nationwide seminar sessions running throughout September and October 2017.

Andrews Water Heaters hires new product manager 07 August 2017

Andrews Water Heaters has announced the appointment of a new product manager to take its current product portfolio forward and develop new solutions for commercial water heating.

Bitzer IRS symposium brings together international experts 07 August 2017

At the end of June, over 60 experts in refrigeration and air conditioning from more than 25 countries came to the first Bitzer International Refrigeration Seminar (IRS) symposium.

Ecobuild requests industry input for 2018 event 07 August 2017

Ecobuild owners, Futurebuild Events, have announced the establishment of two consultative groups featuring leading industry experts to help shape the format and direction of the 2018 edition of the event. 

UK construction industry growth lowest in six years 07 August 2017

Growth prospects for the construction industry in 2018 have been downgraded as the UK prepares to leave the EU, according to the latest forecasts by the Construction Products Association (CPA).

JG Speedfit appoints divisional technical director 04 August 2017

JG Speedfit has promoted Nigel Sanger to the newly created role of divisional director, Speedfit technical support, a position which reflects his technical expertise and longstanding importance within the company.

Book now for REHAU District Heating workshop 04 August 2017

REHAU’s free District Heating workshops will be heading to Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on October 4 to offer consultants, contractors, local authorities, developers and housing associations the chance to find out more.

Coolair appoints senior sales and project engineer 04 August 2017

Leading air conditioning installation specialist Coolair Equipment has enhanced its growing Midlands operation with the appointment of a senior sales and project engineer.

The HVAC & Refrigeration Show is nearly sold out 04 August 2017

With less than seven months to go, the UK’s only dedicated exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors is over 70 percent sold. 

Klima-Therm joins Data Centre Alliance 03 August 2017

Klima-Therm, the high performance, low-carbon cooling specialist, has joined the Data Centre Alliance as part of a planned expansion in the high-tech data centre cooling market.

Viessmann becomes global partner of Huddersfield Town 03 August 2017

Viessmann has extended and increased its sponsorship of Huddersfield Town Football Club for the 2017/18 season.

Guardian Water Treatment launches Legionella training course 03 August 2017

Guardian Water Treatment has launched a new bespoke Legionella awareness course for cooling tower operators, ideal for building and facilities managers and maintenance staff. 

Adey presented with Queen’s Award for Innovation excellence 03 August 2017

Adey’s pioneering research and development work in chemicals and water treatment has been recognised with a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation, presented by Gloucestershire’s lord lieutenant, Dame Janet Trotter.

BESA applauds independent review of building regulations 03 August 2017

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the commissioning of Dame Judith Hackitt, chair of the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF), to lead an independent review of building regulations. 

Xylem moves heat exchanger production to Axminster 02 August 2017

To maintain the high standards of innovation, manufacture, and service, Xylem has moved the manufacture of its Lowara brazed and gasketed plate heat exchangers to its in-house production facility in Axminster, Devon.

Strong organic growth for Ziehl-Abegg 02 August 2017

Ziehl-Abegg has posted a 12 per cent increase in sales in the first half-year.