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Getting pressure right for all floors

As high-rise buildings are becoming a more prevalent sight on UK horizons, it is important to recognise the additional challenges that engineers face as buildings get taller... 
 19 Aug 2020

Is digital PAYG heat metering the future?

Heat network metering is the latest thing to go digital, with significant cost and time-saving benefits for installers, social housing landlords and residents, says Douglas Norton, product manager for metering solutions at SAV Systems... 
 12 Aug 2020
BESA’s director of training and skills Helen Yeulet

New training model emerges from COVID crisis

The COVID-19 crisis magnified the existing skills gap in building services, but also created opportunities and accelerated potential solutions including widespread adoption of online learning models... 
 12 Aug 2020

Check your site from home

Steve Munn, managing director for Hevasure, discusses the benefits of remote monitoring and its significance for a post-COVID-19 world... 
 5 Aug 2020

Break the sludge before it breaks the boiler

Richard Harvey, category director for heating and plumbing at Wolseley investigates the options available to combat system spoiling sludge.... 
 5 Aug 2020

Alternatives in climate control

Andrews Sykes’ UK HVAC sales director, Paul La Roche, discusses the advantages of fan coils and air handling units (AHUs) and what you should expect from a typical configuration.... 
 29 Jul 2020
President and chief executive of Messe Frankfurt Wolfgang Marzin

"ISH is an economic driving force"

Wolfgang Marzin, president and chief executive of Messe Frankfurt, explains in a Q&A how important it is to hold the sanitary and HVAC event ISH in March 2021.... 
 27 Jul 2020
John Bradley, managing director, Homevent (Elta Fans Residential Division)

IAQ & homeworking

The COVID-19 lockdown has meant that many in the UK are working from home for the first time. With some experts predicting this is likely to be a trend that continues into the future, what does this mean for those tasked with delivering ventilation ... 
 22 Jul 2020

CHP cost savings

Investing in on-site Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generation could help businesses reduce costs and energy consumption in a challenging post-pandemic environment, says Hugh Richmond, chief executive of distributed power generation solutions ... 
 22 Jul 2020
Mark Gibbons, national sales manager for CHP at Baxi Heating

Widening the spark gap

In sites with high constant demand for heat and power, a well-designed CHP system holds the key to significant financial savings and safer maintenance. That's according to Mark Gibbons, national sales manager for CHP at Baxi Heating... 
 15 Jul 2020

LEV guidance targets workplace health

Thousands of new cases of serious ill health due to exposure to hazardous substances and fumes in the workplace have focused minds on the need for new best practice guidance for local exhaust ventilation (LEV)... 
 15 Jul 2020
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
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