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Martin Wyatt, business development manager, of Carlo Gavazzi

I’ve got algorithm

Martin Wyatt, business development manager, of Carlo Gavazzi, explains how the company’s High Dynamic Motor Starter (HDMS) uses an innovative algorithm to eliminate the need for a start capacitor in single phase motors... 
 8 Jul 2020
John Barker, managing director of Humidity Solutions

Humidity  control: virus protection, IAQ and care homes

John Barker, managing director of Humidity Solutions, examines the research on the role humidity control can play, and looks at some of the solutions for care homes, hospitals and places of work... 
 8 Jul 2020
Angie Brand (left) shows off her Apprentice of the Year Award with Angie Brand (left) shows off her Apprentice of the Year Award with Daikin Applied’s HR advisor Stacey Warnaby

Women engineers can ‘shape the world’

The theme for the seventh annual International Women in Engineering Day (INWED20) on June 23rd was ‘Shape the World’; reflecting the work engineers do to improve sustainability; tackle climate change and support social equality. 
 23 Jun 2020

How to maximise opportunities working in the ‘new normal’

As we adjust to what the ‘new normal’ means for our daily lives and how we operate our businesses, Tom Hood, UK sales director from Adey shares some thoughts and advice on how installers can maximise the business opportunities available as lockdown ... 
 18 Jun 2020
Ventilation and filtration will be key as more people start to return to work. 
Image courtesy of Farmwood M&E

Changing at pace – the new normal

The industry’s response to the coronavirus crisis shows that it is perfectly capable of delivering the longer-term improvements to working practices demanded by Dame Judith Hackitt... 
 17 Jun 2020

Software closes the gap

Hysopt, a spin-off company from the University of Antwerp, has developed design and optimisation software that will allow designers to close the performance gap in large heating and cooling systems by introducing system performance as a verifiable ... 
 10 Jun 2020
Off-site cascade arrangement for Remeha

Prefab is key to safety

As we emerge from lockdown, offsite prefabricated bespoke heating solutions could hold the key to safer, faster high-quality boiler installation, suggests Tom Murray, specification director for Baxi Heating... 
 10 Jun 2020

Reducing the carbon footprint of the construction industry

With the UK being the first major economy to pass a net zero emissions law, it has become more important than ever for sectors to be aware of their carbon footprint.... 
 10 Jun 2020
Oftec chief executive Paul Rose

What’s right for oil heated homes?

The UK decarbonisation strategy must embrace measures that not only address emissions reduction, but are affordable for homeowners, boost domestic industry and preserve jobs. This will be more important than ever during a post COVID-19 era according ... 
 3 Jun 2020

Rain is no match for AC solution

Rain has delayed many matches over the years at Wimbledon, the world’s oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament. But now it’s game, set and match as Aermec has provided a bespoke air conditioning solution that comes in to play when the retractable roof ... 
 3 Jun 2020

Upskilling in downtime

Dan Wild, business unit director for the UK and Ireland for Conex Bänninger, explains how air conditioning installers can use their downtime to upskill, ready for the recovery... 
 3 Jun 2020

The technology to reduce infection risk in confined spaces

Following the COVID-19 pandemic and the risk of contagion in public and private confined spaces, Clivet has stressed the importance of the role of air conditioning equipped with effective ventilation and air filtration systems to reduce the risk of ... 
 3 Jun 2020

Legionella: Do you know the risks of returning to an unused building?

The closure of public buildings has been a method used worldwide to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the prolonged closure of buildings may have unexpected implications for some.... 
 26 May 2020

Regulatory proposals fail to construct fabric-first solution

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has launched a consultation on changes to Part L and Part F. But Paul Simpson, commercial director at Recticel Insulation, asks do the proposed changes go far enough?... 
 20 May 2020
David Holmes, founder of Boiler Guide

What could the COVID-19 rebuild strategy mean for UK's heating engineers

What does the government's 50-page document outlining a route back to normality mean for heating engineers asks David Holmes, founder of Boiler Guide. 
 20 May 2020
Mark Wilkins, head of training and external affairs at Vaillant

Infrastructure key to making hydrogen a reality

The industry has made encouraging progress in the development of hydrogen as one of the options for future low carbon heating, but the reality is that we still do not have the infrastructure to support wide scale deployment. Mark Wilkins, head of ... 
 11 May 2020
Jenny Smith, head of marketing at Vent-Axia

Ventilation plays critical role in reducing Covid-19 transmission

Vent-Axia has welcomed the Government’s Covid-19 press briefing on April 29 which cited ventilation as being critical in the fight against the virus.... 
 5 May 2020
Andy Green, technical director, Baxi Heating

Keep heating systems safe with preventative maintenance

Andy Green, technical director at Baxi Heating, offers advice on how to protect the heating system through a building lockdown... 
 17 Apr 2020
Dr Chris Ecob, global applications and solutions director, mlecular contamination control division at Camfil.

Preventing street level pollution by removing NO2 in Hong Kong tunnel

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, 92 per cent of people in the Asia-Pacific region are exposed to high level of air pollution that pose significant risk to health.... 
 18 Mar 2020

Construction and COVID-19

The construction industry has had a particularly difficult few years. So, the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is another in a long line of challenges which the industry is now facing. That's according to experts at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson. 
 9 Mar 2020
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