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Gary Nicholls, managing director of duct and legionella risk specialist Swiftclean

Greater focus on ventilation hygiene after lockdown

Building managers will have to pay close attention to the cleanliness of their ventilation systems in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown, according to a group of industry experts.... 
 26 May 2020
Alan Macklin, chairman of the Fan Manufacturer’s Association (FMA)

Ventilation to play critical role in re-opening

A ventilation specialist has urged businesses to consider the role that ventilation can play in maximising the health and safety of employees as they return to work.... 
 22 May 2020

Locked down buildings need more than flushing to ensure water quality 

Following reports warning businesses to flush out water supply before reopening to avoid potentially deadly Legionella bacteria, Guardian Water Treatment has stressed that this is not a standalone solution.... 
 20 May 2020

HHIC issues guide to working safely during pandemic

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) together with the heating industry has created a guide offering advice to frontline heating engineers on operating safely during the COVID-19 crisis. 
 20 May 2020
Nathan Wood, chair of BESA’s Health & Well-being in Buildings group

Beware false claims, says air quality champion

There is a lot of smoke and mirrors being used to drive demand for particular technologies in the COVID-19 crisis, according to the chair of an influential industry group.... 
 20 May 2020

New COVID-19 PPE treatment services

Veolia has introduced a compliant way of safely collecting, containing and treating potentially contaminated PPE in a process that safely generates energy to feed back into the grid and provide heat.... 
 19 May 2020

BESA fears mental health ‘second wave’

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that there could be another surge in mental health problems across the construction and building engineering sectors as more sites and buildings re-open.... 
 19 May 2020

Ventilation key principle to ensure safety in return to work strategy

Vent-Axia has offered businesses advice on all ventilation issues to help them comply with the Government's return to work strategy published last week.... 
 18 May 2020

Conex Bänninger launches Instagram for installers

Conex Bänninger has enhanced its support for plumbing and heating engineers by adding Instagram to its social media channels.... 
 18 May 2020
Steven Booth, managing director for Guardian Water Treatment

Preventing corrosion through oxygen detection

Guardian Water Treatment has welcomed the latest addition of BSRIA's guide to Precomissioning Cleaning of Pipework Systems – BG 29/2020.... 
 18 May 2020

Construction workers can benefit from mental health workshops

Mates in Mind are rolling out free mental health workshops for those most at risk during the global pandemic, with the support of Tideway, the company building London’s new super sewer.... 
 18 May 2020
Economic Secretary to the Treasury John Glen

BESA welcomes new government financial guarantee

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the government’s announcement of further support for businesses provided by a Trade Credit Insurance guarantee of business-to-business transactions.... 
 13 May 2020
Richard Slee, chief executive of Switch2 Energy

Heat network industry leaders offer customers pandemic protection

The UK's leading heat network providers have launched a new consumer protection agreement to support customers through the pandemic.... 
 13 May 2020

Making work places safe for re-occupation

Preparing an office for safe re-occupation is about much more than turning on the lights. Once it is agreed who will be working and when, there needs to be a thorough re-evaluation of air conditioning and ventilation systems, according to the ... 
 13 May 2020

Challenging times as construction output falls

Commenting on new figures published by the ONS which show construction output fell by 5.9% in March 2020 – the largest monthly fall on record since monthly records began – Clive Docwra, managing director of leading construction consulting and design ... 
 13 May 2020

The industry has proved it can change, says Hackitt

The way the construction industry has responded to the coronavirus crisis shows it is capable of making the changes it must to improve building safety and quality, according to Dame Judith Hackitt.... 
 12 May 2020
Dr Stephanie Taylor, member of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Group

Scientists urge WHO to review link between humidity and respiratory health

A new petition calls on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to take swift and decisive action to establish global guidance on indoor air quality, with a clear recommendation on the minimum lower limit of air humidity in public buildings. This ... 
 11 May 2020
Incoming CIBSE president Stuart MacPherson

Don't aim for business as usual says CIBSE president

Incoming CIBSE president Stuart MacPherson made an appeal for net carbon standards and an ambitious programme to refurbish existing buildings in his inaugural address last week. Delivering his speech via video, he called for targeted investment in ... 
 11 May 2020

SEC roadmap to get construction back

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group representing the largest sector (by value) in UK construction has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Business Select Committee’s inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and ... 
 11 May 2020

Greater focus on occupant well-being will emerge from crisis

Some of the changes made by the building services sector to cope with the current COVID-19 pandemic will become permanent, according to two business leaders.... 
 11 May 2020
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