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Ventilation guidance for hospitality sector

As the hospitality sector opens for business ventilation experts have released new guidance on steps businesses need to take to ensure systems are COVID-19 secure.

The guidance, issued by trade association BEAMA, stresses the need for effective ventilation alongside social distancing measures inside UK pubs and restaurants.

It provides key recommendations such as optimal settings for mechanical ventilation systems, effective toilet ventilation, centralised systems, ventilation maintenance and ventilating without a mechanical system. 

 6 Jul 2020
Social Housing schemes enabled by the Non Domestic RHI include a 400 flat scheme over eight tower blocks in Enfield

Confusion over government NDRHI extension

A Government announcement of a tariff extension to the Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has brought market confusion and threatened the financial support for thousands of shovel ready low carbon schemes, Kensa Group has claimed.... 
 6 Jul 2020

HVAC trade shows in China rescheduled

ISH China & CIHE and ISH Shanghai & CIHE have been cancelled this year and will now take place in 2021.... 
 6 Jul 2020
The new BESA president Neil Brackenridge

New BESA president calls for unity of purpose

Neil Brackenridge has been elected to serve as president of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2020/21.

He was confirmed in his role at BESA's annual general meeting and takes over from John Norfolk of Imtech Engineering Services. 

 3 Jul 2020
Gilberts of Blackpool

New appointee at Gilberts

David Millar has joined Gilberts Blackpool as area sales manager (Scotland & NE).... 
 2 Jul 2020
The St Kilda energy centre

Hoval goes the extra few hundred miles

Hoval engineer Phil James got more than he bargained for when he went to commission two Hoval UltraOil boilers at an energy centre serving a radar station on St Kilda – and what should have been a two-day journey took over a week.... 
 1 Jul 2020
BESA chief executive David Frise

Recovery plan must deliver jobs and cash

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has put its weight behind a three-stage plan to ensure construction can play a major role in the UK’s economic recovery.... 
 1 Jul 2020

Heating buildings and achieving net zero

Head of marketing and technical for Rehau Building Solutions, Steve Richmond, has highlighted a pressing need for project specifiers and developers to consider low-carbon heating systems.... 
 1 Jul 2020

A-Gas wins national award

Supplier of refrigerants to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries, A-Gas has been named Employer of the Year in the Amazon Scale-Up Awards 2020.... 
 1 Jul 2020

Employers urged to join push for skills strategy

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is inviting companies, individuals and relevant organisations to join a major new initiative tasked with extending the current skills strategy for the building services sector.... 
 30 Jun 2020
Pic by Dylan Gillis

Scotland backs six new apprentice routes

Apprentices in Scotland have six new routes to specialist qualifications thanks to the work of the building engineering sector’s leading skills organisation.... 
 29 Jun 2020

Ventilation key to preparing pubs for reopening

Vent-Axia's head of marketing Jenny Smith has recommended that evaluating ventilation systems is the first step pubs should take before reopening as laid out in the Government’s new guidance.... 
 26 Jun 2020

Xylem Water Solutions launches UK OEM Centre of Excellence

Global water technology company Xylem Water Solutions has invested in an OEM European Centre of Excellence (CoE), based from its UK facility in Axminster.... 
 26 Jun 2020

HVR Awards 2020: Entry deadline extended

Companies and individuals from across the heating and ventilating sector now have until Friday, July 24 to put themselves in the running to win a prestigious accolade at the 2020 HVR Awards.... 
 25 Jun 2020
JTL

JTL takes action to keep staff and learners safe

JTL, the national training provider for electrical and heating and plumbing apprenticeships, has implemented a number of measures to ensure the health and well-being of its staff and learners as they start returning back to its centres and offices ... 
 24 Jun 2020
Head of SFG20 Steve Tomkins

BESA and SFG20 support the UK BIM Alliance

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and its widely used facilities management solution SFG20 have become affiliates of the UK BIM Alliance.

The aim is to support the adoption of building information modelling (BIM) across the building engineering sector to speed up the digital transformation of the industry, improve its productivity and project delivery processes.

The news comes in the wake of research showing that 66% of firms in construction related fields accelerated their use of digital working during the COVID-19 lockdown. 

 24 Jun 2020

ACR News Awards goes digital for 2020

After careful consideration, ACR News’ publisher Datateam Business Media has made the difficult decision to not host a live event for the ACR News Awards in 2020.... 
 23 Jun 2020

New partnerships in delivering real-time water monitoring solution

Hevasure has announced the expansion of its partner network to meet demand for its real-time water monitoring solution for HVAC systems. The product immediately detects and records deviations in the water characteristics ... 
 23 Jun 2020
Oftec registration director, Adrian Lightwood

Oftec survey exposes concerns over lack of post lockdown work

As UK lockdown eases, most heating technicians are returning to the tools but over three quarters are concerned about a lack of work, a new survey from Oftec has found.

 

 23 Jun 2020

BESA mourns ‘tireless servant’ Norman Mitchell

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has paid tribute to one of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry’s leading figures, Norman Mitchell, who died on June 3.... 
 22 Jun 2020
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