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Health & Safety: Leading from the top

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Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA, is worried that the recent merger of the HSE and the HSC sends out the wrong message about the importance of health and safety. 
 1 Jun 2008

Editors Comment: Light touch for small businesses?

I am constantly carping about the pressure of Brussels legislation on all our businesses. 
 1 May 2008

Health & Safety: The curious incident of the candle at the station

A laughable episode at St Pancras highlights all that is bad about our risk averse culture, says Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA 
 1 May 2008

Contractor Profile: The Marshall Plan

ONE of Keith Marshall's frustrations is that no skills minister ever stays in the job for more than a year or so. 
 1 May 2008

Burning Issue: Better testing is a sound idea

Alan Nethersole, senior acoustic consultant with Lee Cunningham Partnership, argues that noise control has moved forward, yet duct-attenuator performance is still rooted in the past 
 1 May 2008

Company Profile: Just call me Mr Spirovent

Bryan Barlow, director of Spirotech, is after you. If he hasn't seen you yet, he will be there soon with his trusty demonstration Spirovent model. Paul Braithwaite talks to an icon of the heating and ventilating industry. 
 1 May 2008

Air Handling Units: Cool look at heated claims

Chris White, research and development director of VES Andover, is surprised how many ventilation systems are underperforming - and explains how the solution may be simpler than people think 
 1 May 2008

Renewables & Low Carbon Emissions: Building for an environmentally ambitious future

The world of building services is changing out of all recognition. But the technologies which must be used in the future are, surprisingly, more familiar than you think. Jim O'Neil, chairman of M&E Sustainability, discusses the issues 
 1 May 2008

Air-Handling Units: Luxurious efficiency

During construction of a new five-star London hotel, a heat recovery system which exceeded the energy efficiency requirements of the building regulations was chosen. Phil Bullock reports 
 1 May 2008

Air Handling Units: There's a wheel, there's a way

Thermal wheels for air-handling units used to be regarded as a specialist luxury. But, in the face of tougher new building regulations, they are coming into their own and becoming an increasingly popular solution. That, explains Andrew Patch of Reznor UK, is because they simply save energy and reduce carbon emissions 
 1 May 2008

Air Handling Units: Keep it cool, keep it modern

It is understandable health-estate managers play it safe when it comes to AHUs in sterile areas. But, argues Moducel sales manager Joe Wiekowski, they should be taking on energy-efficient designs 
 1 May 2008

Underfloor Heating: Innovation from beneath

Originally more widespread elsewhere in Europe, underfloor heating has now become a more mainstream technology in the UK. Graham Richardson of Rehau reports 
 1 May 2008

Underfloor Heating: Grand designs on UK property

The UK is increasingly waking up to the concept of underfloor heating, which is already popular throughout the rest of Europe. Wavin Plastics outlines some of the key advantages 
 1 May 2008

Underfloor Heating: A healthier way to heat

Everyone knows that underfloor heating can save energy and space. But, writes Paul Bramhall of Uponor, there are other important and less-talked-about benefits: those of health 
 1 May 2008

Underfloor Heating: Solution that can be found right under your feet

Ian Crampton, business development manager of Polypipe Terrain, advises it is important to find the right manufacturer before putting down underfloor heating 
 1 May 2008

Energy Efficiency: How to control energy savings

New energy-saving products, some enforced by recent legislation, are key drivers in the HVAC controls field. And, as Jerry Hamilton, national development manager of WF Electrical, explains, energy-efficient equipment is fast becoming the norm 
 1 May 2008

Reinventing the radiator

Radiators have always been lumps of metal on the wall around which a room has to be designed. Not any more, it seems, as BSS and manufacturer Hudevad show, underfloor heating and new-look radiators work well together 
 18 Apr 2008

Exchanger is no robbery

The condensing combi is virtually the boiler of choice in the domestic arena, making the hot water storage cylinder virtually obsolete. However, Ravenheat believes the cylinder could be on its way back - and the hot water is free. Paul Braithwaite tales to Louis Pickersgill, managing director. 
 17 Apr 2008

Heating becomes less insular

The heating and insulation industries must start thinking of themselves as integrated parts of the same whole if they are to help people reduce emissions, writes Mark Group chief executive Lee Cottingham 
 16 Apr 2008

Contractor Profile: Five go on an adventure

The adventure started with four control engineers in a garden shed. Now there are five at ACME Technical Services on a mission to put energy back into building management. HVR tells the tale... 
 1 Apr 2008
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