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Technical product manager at Vent-Axia Dave Cook

Something in the air...

David Cook, technical product manager at Vent-Axia, explains what can be done to help ensure businesses and schools have good ventilation by evaluating existing ventilation and improving or upgrading it as necessary... 
 24 Nov 2020

Best practice for laboratory air

Health and safety has always been crucial for laboratory air management but, increasingly, today’s systems have to deliver additional important benefits in order to facilitate safe, energy efficient operation at a time when these spaces and their ... 
 24 Nov 2020
Graeme Rees, vice president of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA)

Controlling efficiency

Graeme Rees, vice president of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), discusses the efficient management of buildings post-lockdown, and how a new Technical Guide can help ensure building controls perform to their maximum potential... 
 23 Sep 2020
Petra Wolf from the NürnbergMesse management board

What's in store for Chillventa eSpecial

From 13 to 15 October 2020, the international refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pump sector will come together for the Chillventa eSpecial. Petra Wolf from the NürnbergMesse gives us a preview of the event.... 
 22 Sep 2020
Andy Green technical director at Baxi Heating

Taking efficiency to the max

Retrofit and boiler replacement have a vital role to play in meeting our environmental targets, says Andy Green technical director at Baxi Heating. The focus now must be on optimising system performance for maximum efficiency savings... 
 16 Sep 2020

ALV fluids signal new era in temperature control

It’s essential to use fluids to circulate heat effectively but there’s previously been a dearth of options available to improve that efficiency. It’s been a choice between a poorly performing heat transfer fluid or simply water. However, the ... 
 16 Sep 2020

Smart use of UFH

Franz Huelle, head of technical at Rehau Building Solutions, explores how underfloor heating (UFH) can meet the challenge of providing efficient and cost-effective space heating for multiple commercial end-users... 
 9 Sep 2020

Get in training for the Hackitt race

The building engineering sector must start adapting quickly to the safety and quality reforms championed by Dame Judith Hackitt, according to BESA President Neil Brackenridge... 
 9 Sep 2020
Radiator product manager at Zehnder Group UK David Lorrison

Game-changing bathroom innovations

Many people have been guilty of putting non-urgent jobs around the house on the back-burner. However during and post lockdown opportunities have presented themselves to homeowners to spruce up their properties and radiators can be a good place to ... 
 2 Sep 2020

Time to unlock the doors

As more businesses start to reopen, Toby Hunt, from Guardian Water Treatment, warns about unused water systems as a potential breeding ground for legionella bactera... 
 2 Sep 2020

E-learning is time well spent

Shaun Hughes, regional sales manager at Victaulic, discusses why training is a win-win for both the engineer, installer and manufacturer alike, and explores why learning is no longer confined to the physical... 
 26 Aug 2020
Dave Dickson, group specification manager for Conex Bänninger

Get CPD fit as Britain builds

Dave Dickson, group specification manager for Conex Bänninger, discusses the benefits of Continual Professional Development (CPD), along with a reminder it can include remote ‘lunch and learns’ as well as attendance at technical webinars... 
 26 Aug 2020
Brett Smyth, general manager, Ideal Industries EMEA

Electrical safety for heating engineers

Brett Smyth, general manager, Ideal Industries EMEA, a specialist in electrical tools, accessories and equipment, discusses the need for electrical skills and safety to be included in mandatory training for heating engineers to ensure safe isolation ... 
 19 Aug 2020

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
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