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- September 2009

The Ant Wilson Column: Designing buildings for low carbon maintenance 01 September 2009
It is not enough to just hand over a building and leave the tenants floundering on how to operate it. But designers still have a long way to go regarding commissioning plans.

Legal Matters: Don't go mad in the midday sun 01 September 2009
Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun but employers have a duty to protect their employees from the heat, says Fergal Dowling, head of employment law at Irwin Mitchell.

Contractor Profile: Green and pleasant land 01 September 2009
The renewables industry is alive and well in the east of England as HVR discovered when it visited one of the region's leading m&e firms

Company Profile: Direct and distributor routes work hard for FG Eurofred 01 September 2009
It has taken 18 months, a lot of confusion, some distrust and a lot of hard work, but now FG Eurofred is on track. Paul Braithwaite talks to Tony Gittings, sales director of FG Eurofred, about the partnership between Fujitsu and Eurofred and asks where the company is going.

Health and Safety Matters: Scalding threat has not gone away 01 September 2009
Changes to the Building Regulations are heavily focused on energy efficiency but Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA, says safety must not be compromised.

Burning issue: Proactive approach to training maximises choices 01 September 2009
Calor's bulk market manager, Laura Luty, looks at ways for contractors to maximise new opportunities as well as teaming up with suppliers who give something back.