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- March 2006

Editors Comment: Trust: it’s an alien concept! 01 March 2006
WHEN I said in my comment in the December 2005 issue that "BAA has not done itself any favours with the rest of the industry and even government procurers should now look to their laurels", I seem to have upset Ross Maynard, operations manager for Lorne Stewart on Project SLAM, the Defence Estate's development to build single unit accommodation for the armed forces (see Contractor Profile this issue).

Financial Matters: What keeps businesses afloat? 01 March 2006
Close Invoice Finance’s David Butler looks at the lessons owner managers should have learned

Contractor Profile: Now take your partners... 01 March 2006
A month or so ago, Ross Maynard, operations manager for Lorne Stewart plc on Project SLAM, unhappy with the comment in HVR about BAA leading the charge to partnering, invited Paul Braithwaite to meet him at his Southampton office to talk about Project SLAM , how partnering had been working there for about four years and how he hopes it will change construction.

Burning Issue: Single-room ventilation systems wasting resources 01 March 2006
John Davison, managing director of Airtech Environmental Systems, cannot understand why single room heat recovery systems continue to be recommended as energy efficient products when the prevailing wind speed in the British Isles renders them totally ineffective

Ventilation: Decent Homes Standard: where are we today! 01 March 2006
Suzanne Millward, Vent-Axia’s residential marketing manager, gives an update on the progress of the government’s Decent Homes Standard

Ventilation: High performance impeller rotates at the top 01 March 2006
Free running wheels continue their advance in climate boxes. With the high-performance C-series impellers, Ziehl-Abegg is providing a powerful, extremely economical and quiet backward-curved impeller. Les Fish, managing director of Ziehl-Abegg UK, discusses the advance

Mission critical blade cooling: New Trox company launches CO2 blade cooling system 01 March 2006
Trox believes its new blade server cooling system will take the mission critical market by storm. Indeed, so sure is Trox of its system and its ability to deliver the business that it has launched a new company to market the product. Paul Braithwaite talks to Guy Hutchins, sales and marketing director of Trox Advanced IT Cooling Systems.

Air conditioning world: Nobu bites off a chunk of Sanyo GHP 01 March 2006
THE original Nobu restaurant in London has proved so popular with the rich and famous that the city has now become the first in the world to become home to three of these high-class, innovative restaurants.

Air conditioning world: Axair Climate focuses on long term partners 01 March 2006
Axair Climate has recently added Fujitsu to its distributor portfolio in the UK. Here Paul Kingswell, sales director (below), sets out the reasons

Air conditioning world: Mitsubishi puts mix mode system in head office 01 March 2006
Mitsubishi is putting its money where its mouth is. Last year, it linked with ventilation specialist Passivent in a move which could save energy costs of up to 40%. It has recently refurbished its Hatfield offices and installed the system there. Philip Ord, VRF product manager, explains the workings of the mixed mode system

Company Profile: Air management solutions lead the charge for Vent-Axia 01 March 2006
Construction is changing and so is Vent-Axia. The industry is adopting a project-led stance and Vent-Axia, realising this, is using its expertise in heating and air conditioning as well as ventilation to look at air management solutions. David Neale, channel marketing manager for the commercial sector, talks to HVR about the changes