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Business Matters: Attractive offices boost productivity

Philip Harrison, managing director of Birmingham-based international architectural and design consultancy Harrison Design Company, believes good workplace design can make a big difference to staff satisfaction 
 1 Mar 2007

Company Profile: Broag: quality reputation crosses the line

BRIAN Price, managing director of Broag UK, knows the reputation of his company's products is second to none in the commercial and industrial sectors. 
 1 Mar 2007

Contractor Profile: EIC: how to prosper in a changing market

Gramham Lyall and his fellow directors at EIC all trained on the tools. This grounding gave them the ability to deal with their customers in this ever-changing business. Paul Braithwaite asks about the issues an m&e contractor has to deal with to keep the business growing now and in the future 
 1 Mar 2007

Burning Issue: Seize the opportunity - you're in the front line!

Joined-up thinking and working together are key factors if the building services industry is to realise its full potential in reducing carbon emissions, says Steven Henry of Chalmor 
 1 Mar 2007

Ventilation: Hidden Assets

Jason Smithen, director of National Ventilation, discusses the issues around ducting, its use and the importance of correct sizing 
 1 Mar 2007

Commercial Heating: Sporting challenge for Buderus commercial boilers

BUDERUS commercial boilers have been installed at the new Croke Park Stadium in Dublin to provide the heating for the various sports and leisure facilities that are part of this excellent new facility. 
 1 Mar 2007

Commercial Heating: All together now!

While installing a condensing boiler can have a major impact on a building's energy efficiency, it's only part of the solution. To achieve maximum benefit, and satisfy increasingly stringent Building Regulations, the application, total system design and controls must also be considered. Peter Binstead, technical director at Ferroli, explains the importance of taking a holistic approach 
 1 Mar 2007

Precision control is key to design

PROVIDING cost-effective space heating and hot water is a key part of building services design. Originally, one boiler was used to provide both heating and dhw functions - probably quite inefficiently. 
 1 Mar 2007

Air Conditioning World: A chilling picture...

Understanding the life-cycle costs of a chiller installation requires a clear view of the full picture. Rob Rhodes of Axair Climate explores the features of chillers that can make all the difference. 
 1 Mar 2007

Air Conditioning World: The whole-life cost approach...

Whether an installer is specifying a new or replacement air conditioning system, it is vitally important he embraces the concept of whole-life costs by educating the end-user on the key benefits of this concept. Here, Simon Keel at Daikin Airconditioning UK, outlines what end-users need to know from installers so they can release the real value of their equipment 
 1 Mar 2007

Air Conditioning World: LG kick-starts 2007 with VRF range launch

NEW for 2007 from LG is a VRF range. It is innovative, easy to install, energy efficient and designed to complement a range of stylish indoor units with end-user health benefits in a new, advanced filtering systems. 
 1 Mar 2007

Air Conditioning World: Air handling systems focus on energy efficiency

Tony Millard, sales director of Carrier Air Handling Units, reviews the latest Eurovent publication and discusses the energy efficiency of air-handling-unit-based air conditioning systems 
 1 Mar 2007

Editors Comment: Skill shortages? What about employing women?

SOME 50,000 women have a university level qualification in science, engineering, construction and technology - and do not have jobs in these industries. 
 1 Feb 2007

Helath & Safety Matters: Daniel makes legal history

Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA, reports on how a piece of legal history should make building services employers sit up and take notice 
 1 Feb 2007

Business Matters: Taking the stress out of running a firm

IF you get that Monday morning feeling on Friday night and wonder how February crept up on you so quickly - after all, wasn't it October last time you looked?! - then the chances are that you are well and truly stressed. And if you recognise these signs, you won't be alone! 
 1 Feb 2007

Company Profile: Polypipe CBS: watch the new kid grow!

Paul Braithwaite talks to Adam Turk, business development director of Polypipe Commercial Building Systems, about the launch of the new company, what it has to offer and how he expects it to fare in the market 
 1 Feb 2007

Burning Issue: Fire protection: where speed is of the essence

Didier Vassal, managing director and vice-president of Victaulic in Europe, explains why the UK's fire protection industry is the first to receive its latest fire protection device 
 1 Feb 2007

Fan coil units: the phoenix that keeps on rising

Dave Cogger, fan coil unit product manager at Caice Acoustic Air Movement, discusses the issues around the new DC/EC fan motor and calculates how the rewards in energy saving can be even greater than was first thought 
 1 Feb 2007

Fan Coil Units: Ability Projects' fcus used in high grade Birmingham complex centre

FOUR-PIPE fan coil units, manufactured by Ability Projects, Wimborne, Dorset, will form the basis of new air conditioning for the prestigious 35 Newhall Street, Birmingham, office development. 
 1 Feb 2007

Fan Coil Units: Trusted technology ensures FCUs are alive and kicking

The future for fan coil units looks positively healthy, thanks to their flexibility and cost savings advantages, says Joe Wieckowski, general manager of Colman Moducel 
 1 Feb 2007
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