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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

Fan Coil Units: Quartz at the forefront of fan coil development

WITH the implementation of the amendments to Part L of the building regulations, the desire for greater off-site assembly and the move towards packaged solutions, there has probably never been such a period of concerted development within the fan coil industry. 
 1 Feb 2007

Fan Coil Units: Lifting the lid on airside fan coil units

For many years, airside fan coils have prompted a great deal of debate focused mainly on their energy efficiency attributes. However, a new development in the technology promises to change the terms of this debate, as Barry Trewhitt, product manager at Trox UK, explains 
 1 Feb 2007

Fan Coil Units: Sav modular fan coil system in rebirth of City landmark

MODERN building services technology is playing a key role in the redevelopment of the former headquarters building of Lloyds Bank in the heart of the City. 
 1 Feb 2007

Ductwork: Why ductwork designers opt for an all-round solution

Geoff Lee, joint managing director of CCL Lindab, explains why circular ductwork offers designers and installers a better deal than rectangular systems - and it is not just that it can be up to 50% cheaper. 
 1 Feb 2007

Ductwork: Pull your socks up!

The potential of fabric ducts, or socks, is often ignored in favour of the more familiar, comfortable rigid ductwork approach, suggests Paul Russon, managing director of Euro Air UK 
 1 Feb 2007

Ductwork and Ductwork Cleaning: Don't shoot the duct cleaner!

Ian Wall, sales director of Ductbusters, talks through the issues around ductwork cleaning and offers pointers as to how it should be done and why. 
 1 Feb 2007

Editors Comment: Who will be last on site for the Olympics?

Oh! well, another year gone - and not a brick laid. 
 1 Jan 2007

Health and Safety Matters: Industry must respond to new CO focus

The latest carbon monoxide tragedy really should be the last, says Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA 
 1 Jan 2007

Business Matters: How to fund expansion

As an owner manager with an expanding business, risk money will be high on your agenda. Yet it is not something debt providers have an appetite for. So, to whom should you turn for funding? Baker Tilly corporate finance director Simon Chapman explains. 
 1 Jan 2007


When I first met Les Francis I was keen to question a man who had taken an m&e contractor which was trading at a loss, and was 500,000 in hock to the bank, and turned it around. Half an hour after meeting Les, I realised why, first, he took on the challenge and, secondly, why he succeeded in making FG Skerritt a profitable company with a future. Paul Braithwaite reports 
 1 Jan 2007

Company Profile: Greatest fans of Fläkt Woods

Fl kt Woods has moved to a new factory, albeit at its Colchester home. There is a new team spirit among the workforce, it makes fans which are used in tunnels and metros across the world, and it is probably the biggest manufacturer of ahus in Europe - and that's only for starters. Paul Braithwaite reports 
 1 Jan 2007
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