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Water Treatment: New generation product treats and reverses limescale

The build up of scale deposits and corrosion are both common and costly problems in many industrial processes and commercial buildings using natural water supplies. The largest issue comes from limescale as two-thirds of the population lives and works in areas where the water is hard. For many years, the preferred choice has been the introduction of water conditioners to the system in an attempt to reduce the problem. However, according to Mike Potter, product development manager of Watermatic, there’s a new generation of processes and systems which treat and reverse limescale – and there are significant cost savings to be had by using them 
 1 Aug 2006

Training: The BEST route to training excellence

An apprenticeship can help develop competence, an essential prerequisite of a fulfilling career and commercial success. Linda Webb, business development manager at training services provider, Building Engineering Services Training (BEST), examines the current state of apprenticeship training 
 1 Aug 2006

Unitary Air Conditioning: The truth about the F-word

As global warming continues to rise up the political agenda, so too has the issue of F-Gas, one of the most long-standing issues within the refrigeration and air conditioning market. Here Simon Keel, product executive at Daikin Airconditioning UK, comments on the F-Gas regulations, how its enforcement will affect the industry and why installers will need to gear up for the 2007 implementation 
 1 Aug 2006

Editors Comment: Government needs installers’ goodwill!

HEALTH and safety is necessary - obviously. And when we turn on the gas or a light or the tap, we want to be safe.. 
 1 Jul 2006

Consultant Profile: Henderson Green: success is caring for customers and staff

When Rob Pratt talks about the issues surrounding Henderson Green, he always comes back to looking after his clients, staff and planet earth. Here, Rob discusses the company’s success with Paul Braithwaite 
 1 Jul 2006

Burning Issue: Commissioning rises to the top of the political agenda

The revised Building Regulations will make commissioning mandatory so finally allowing the industry to address building performance problems, says Martin Brown, director of Commtech. 
 1 Jul 2006

News profile extra: CORGI: helping to cut confusion for installers

CORGI’s job has been to improve gas safety but, with the latest legislation, it is moving into improving safety in other areas. Paul Braithwaite talks to Tim Ottridge, managing director of Gas Registration, and Natalie Minter, project development manager, about the new legislation and how CORGI is attempting to cut the confusion 
 1 Jul 2006

Fans: A smarter way to ventilate

Geoff Sheard, group vice-president, fan technology, is Fläkt Woods’ most senior engineer. Here, he looks at the changes to Part L and how the new regulations mean that information must be provided so that occupiers may maintain and operate a building efficiently. 
 1 Jul 2006

Humidification: Opportunities abound for humidification industry

The revised Part L has given a boost to humidification and it is up to manufacturers to grasp the nettle, says Dave Mortimer, national sales manager for Vapac Humidity Control. 
 1 Jul 2006

Editors Comment: Government needs installers’ goodwill!

HEALTH and safety is necessary – obviously. And when we turn on the gas or a light or the tap, we want to be safe.. 
 1 Jul 2006

Editors Comment: Giving customers what they want!

A colleague of mine went to the pub the other day. Not an unusual action in itself but one which stayed with the rest of the office for a couple of days. 
 1 Jun 2006

Health & Safety Matters: HVAC workers in the firing line

A new survey puts hvac workers near the top of the danger league and that is totally unacceptable, says Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA 
 1 Jun 2006

Recruitment Matters: Married to the boss!

Recruitment is just like marriage, says Martin Luise, managing director of national headhunter and recruitment agency Charles Fellowes. 
 1 Jun 2006

Contractor Profile: The enabler

When Paul Braithwaite was at a Construction Youth Trust charity function around Christmas, he heard about Mal Emerson who runs Unit 19 Training, an industrial unit in Sandfields, Port Talbot, South Wales which trains young men, and mature men and women, for work in construction and to progress into a field of their choice. Here, Paul talks to Mal about his work. 
 1 Jun 2006

Burning Issue: Wooden it be nice?

The Underfloor Heating Manufacturers Association (UHMA) is working with Junckers to promote better understanding of the natural synergy between the two products. UHMA’s Chairman Mike Lamb explains why 
 1 Jun 2006

Company Profile: Autodesk: drawing on the experience of the customer

Pete Baxter of Autodesk knows just what his customers want, because he asks them! No wonder, the AutoCAD product is virtually the generic for the software used throughout the building services industry. Paul Braithwaite discusses the program 
 1 Jun 2006

Air Conditioning World: Vaillant shapes up for

Is air conditioning the householder’s next must-have accessory? Growing prosperity and predicted hotter summers could tip the balance. Valliant is one company which is launching into the domestic market. Here Darren Finley, Vaillant’s air conditioning director, explains why 
 1 Jun 2006

Air Conditioning World: It’s all a matter of control

Steve Rees (below), general manager of Air Conditioning, Samsung UK, insists that without controllers all the advances in energy saving will be worth little. 
 1 Jun 2006

Air Conditioning World: Look for the solution...

Graham Hendra of LG Air Conditioning looks at the progress of VRF in comfort cooling and at the possible wider uses and flexibility of VRF. He also suggests that contractors and consultants take in the whole picture before deciding on their chosen product. 
 1 Jun 2006

Air Conditioning World: Breath of fresh air for £62m over-55s village

The fitness centre is served by Carrier Holland Heating R410A air handling units. It is one of the areas which need a larger number of air changes 
 1 Jun 2006
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