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- January 2009

Editorial: Capita Sets out its stall 01 January 2009
As far as I can see, it is all good news from Capita.

Legal Matters: Good News- More employment legislation to come! 01 January 2009
Fergal Dowling, head of employment law at the Birmingham office of national law firm, Irwin Mitchell, discusses some new legislation for employers but it will be good news.

Health & Safety: Miners’ lawyers betray safety culture 01 January 2009
The appalling betrayal of coal miners by solicitors, who exploited their compensation claims, means the system will have to win back people’s confidence, says Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA.

Company Profile: Riello firing on all cylinders 01 January 2009
HVR talks to Phil Adams, managing director of Riello, who explains how the company is staying one step ahead of the game.

Contractor Profile: The importance of building services 01 January 2009
Keith Shead, WSP’s Business unit director at the Birmingham office, talks to Paul Braithwaite about the new-found importance of the building services industry and why engineers must grasp the nettle and get used to their new status.

Energy Efficiency: Brainy system cuts power use 01 January 2009
Bow Bells, the £55M development on Cheapside, London, has energy efficiency built into its design. At the heart of this is an intelligent building management system that controls the amount of power being used.

Energy efficiency: Heat recovery cuts costs 01 January 2009
The answer to fighting energy wastage is not to reduce ventilation, argues Keith Sprague of Reznor UK, who outlines the benefits of a new breed of recuperative plate heat exchanger.

Pipes and fittings: A more rounded education 01 January 2009
Des Dolan, building services brand manager for Durapipe UK, discusses the need for more integrated training – with greater input from manufacturers – within the building services industry.

Pipes and fittings: Modules right fit for the times 01 January 2009
A new modular engineering facility is taking on the demand for off-site manufacture. And the modules are ticking the boxes when it comes to being environmentally friendly, meeting health and safety rules, and keeping deadlines