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Heating engineers are eligible for COVID 19 testing

Following regular questioning and pressure from the heating industry, government have confirmed that ‘workers delivering essential services in the utilities sector, which encompasses heat, are now eligible for testing.... 
 28 Apr 2020

BESA appoints new membership director

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Jason Hemingway as its new membership director.... 
 28 Apr 2020
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Switch2 Energy awarded 25-year heat network contract

Rental housing giant Greystar has awarded a 25-year operations and maintenance contract to Switch2 Energy for its new Greenford Quay heat network in West London.... 
 28 Apr 2020

F-Gas renewals and checks must go on

Mandatory checks of equipment under the F-Gas regulations must continue despite the lockdown restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 crisis, according to the UK’s main F-Gas register Refcom.... 
 28 Apr 2020
Small Business Minister, Paul Scully MP

Small Business Minister to join BESA webinar

Small Business Minister, Paul Scully MP, will be the guest on the daily COVID-19 webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) on Thursday, 30 April to discuss the government’s support for SMEs in the current pandemic crisis.... 
 27 Apr 2020
The Zehnder ComfoValve Luna E

Double honour for Zehnder at the Red Dot Awards

After being recently awarded the 2020 iF Design Award, the Zehnder ComfoValve Luna E has now received the international Red Dot Award 2020 in the Product Design category. The Red Dot Award is described as one of the world’s largest design ... 
 27 Apr 2020

Frese buys DE Valves

Danish valve manufacturer Frese A/S is going ”underground” in the district heating sector by acquiring 70% of DE Valves Glamsbjerg A/S.... 
 27 Apr 2020

Construction firms facing insurance cover changes

Mactavish, the independent specialist on commercial insurance placement and dispute resolution, estimates around one in five VAT and/or PAYE registered construction firms in the UK – some 68,800 in total – will have renewed their insurance at the ... 
 27 Apr 2020

Safety concerns employers more than penalties

Building services employers are more worried about keeping their workers safe than being sued over project delays, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 23 Apr 2020
Terry Sharp, president of the BCIA

BCIA launches online training

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has launched online training for its full suite of training courses.... 
 23 Apr 2020

BESA calls for help with site safety guidance

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) are spearheading work to produce site safety guidance for the mechanical and electrical (M&E) sector and is calling for industry feedback.... 
 22 Apr 2020

Asite launches research report

Asite has launched a new research report into the trends set to impact the construction industry globally in 2020, including the UK.... 
 22 Apr 2020
Simon Eddleston, director of construction for Switch2 Energy

Switch2 Energy appoints new director

Heat network specialist Switch2 Energy has appointed Simon Eddleston as director of construction – to lead the design and build of sustainable district heating projects across the UK.... 
 22 Apr 2020

Gas Goes Green programme welcomed

The Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) has welcomed the launch of a major new programme to support the gas industry’s transition to net zero.... 
 22 Apr 2020
Viessmann has designed and developed a modular intensive care unit to help seriously ill COVID-19 patients

Viessmann joins fight against COVID-19 by producing medical equipment

Responding to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Viessmann has converted part of its production facilities in Germany to manufacture its own ventilators, mobile intensive care units, respiratory protective face masks and hand sanitiser.... 
 21 Apr 2020
Baxi is taking steps to protect its workers during the virus crisis

Baxi supports customers and installers through coronavirus crisis

Boiler manufacturer, Baxi has revealed the steps it has taken to protect its workforce and continue to provide support for customers and installers throughout the Covid-19 crisis.... 
 21 Apr 2020

Military blueprint points way for industry reform

The military-style planning used to deliver emergency NHS projects during the COVID-19 crisis should be used to inspire long-term industry reform, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 21 Apr 2020
FIND founder Maureen Reynel MBE

OFTEC supports food bank charity with PPE donation

OFTEC has donated 1,000 items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help support a food bank charity during the coronavirus outbreak.... 
 20 Apr 2020

Veolia manufactures hand sanitiser to protect its key workers

The unprecedented demand for biocidal hand sanitiser products during the pandemic means suppliers are now facing significant challenges. To beat this shortage and ensure the supply of sanitiser for their own key workers, resource management company, ... 
 20 Apr 2020

CIBSE launches webinar series to share knowledge

With the Coronavirus outbreak compelling businesses to embrace remote working it is more important than ever that building services engineers continue with their professional development (CPD).... 
 20 Apr 2020
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