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- March 2007

Editors Comment: Reward: a couple of hours at an exhibition! 01 March 2007
THE exhibition season is upon us (not that it ever seems to leave us).

Health & Safety Matters: Good intentions of giant partnership 01 March 2007
A ground breaking partnership between builders and contractors should revolutionise attitudes to health and safety, says Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA

Business Matters: Attractive offices boost productivity 01 March 2007
Philip Harrison, managing director of Birmingham-based international architectural and design consultancy Harrison Design Company, believes good workplace design can make a big difference to staff satisfaction

Company Profile: Broag: quality reputation crosses the line 01 March 2007
BRIAN Price, managing director of Broag UK, knows the reputation of his company's products is second to none in the commercial and industrial sectors.

Contractor Profile: EIC: how to prosper in a changing market 01 March 2007
Gramham Lyall and his fellow directors at EIC all trained on the tools. This grounding gave them the ability to deal with their customers in this ever-changing business. Paul Braithwaite asks about the issues an m&e contractor has to deal with to keep the business growing now and in the future

Burning Issue: Seize the opportunity - you're in the front line! 01 March 2007
Joined-up thinking and working together are key factors if the building services industry is to realise its full potential in reducing carbon emissions, says Steven Henry of Chalmor

Ventilation: Hidden Assets 01 March 2007
Jason Smithen, director of National Ventilation, discusses the issues around ducting, its use and the importance of correct sizing

Commercial Heating: Sporting challenge for Buderus commercial boilers 01 March 2007
BUDERUS commercial boilers have been installed at the new Croke Park Stadium in Dublin to provide the heating for the various sports and leisure facilities that are part of this excellent new facility.

Commercial Heating: All together now! 01 March 2007
While installing a condensing boiler can have a major impact on a building's energy efficiency, it's only part of the solution. To achieve maximum benefit, and satisfy increasingly stringent Building Regulations, the application, total system design and controls must also be considered. Peter Binstead, technical director at Ferroli, explains the importance of taking a holistic approach

Precision control is key to design 01 March 2007
PROVIDING cost-effective space heating and hot water is a key part of building services design. Originally, one boiler was used to provide both heating and dhw functions - probably quite inefficiently.

Air Conditioning World: A chilling picture... 01 March 2007
Understanding the life-cycle costs of a chiller installation requires a clear view of the full picture. Rob Rhodes of Axair Climate explores the features of chillers that can make all the difference.

Air Conditioning World: The whole-life cost approach... 01 March 2007
Whether an installer is specifying a new or replacement air conditioning system, it is vitally important he embraces the concept of whole-life costs by educating the end-user on the key benefits of this concept. Here, Simon Keel at Daikin Airconditioning UK, outlines what end-users need to know from installers so they can release the real value of their equipment

Air Conditioning World: LG kick-starts 2007 with VRF range launch 01 March 2007
NEW for 2007 from LG is a VRF range. It is innovative, easy to install, energy efficient and designed to complement a range of stylish indoor units with end-user health benefits in a new, advanced filtering systems.

Air Conditioning World: Air handling systems focus on energy efficiency 01 March 2007
Tony Millard, sales director of Carrier Air Handling Units, reviews the latest Eurovent publication and discusses the energy efficiency of air-handling-unit-based air conditioning systems