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Contractors urged to review contracts

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has advised contractors to review their contracts so supply chains can work together to manage inevitable delays to projects during the coronavirus crisis.... 
 27 Mar 2020

Financial package welcomed by CIPHE

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a unique set of measures to help protect the income of the self-employed and freelancers. The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme will provide direct cash grants of 80 per cent of profits, up to £2,500 per ... 
 27 Mar 2020

Building services firms are helping to save lives, says BEIS

The building engineering industry is providing a critical service by ensuring buildings can continue to operate as normal and support essential operations such as the NHS and food suppliers in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the ... 
 26 Mar 2020

Leading construction body raises alarm over severe impact on SMEs of COVID-19

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group – representing the largest value sector in UK construction – has expressed major concerns over the impact of COVID-19 on SMEs (which comprise 99 per cent of firms in the construction industry).... 
 24 Mar 2020

New distribution partner for Zehnder Group in Scotland

The family-run business, Versatile Group, whose grassroots are within engineering and specialised building products and services has appointed Philip Treacy to the role of operations director Ireland and Scotland, who will work closely with Zehnder ... 
 24 Mar 2020

Building maintenance moves into uncharted territory

The coronavirus crisis has created unprecedented challenges for building owners and maintainers. However, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has moved quickly to support the sector by releasing detailed guidance on how buildings ... 
 24 Mar 2020

HHIC updates advice on working during COVID-19 crisis

The Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) has issued some new guidance for the heating and plumbing industry carrying out essential frontline work during the current COVID-19 crisis.... 
 24 Mar 2020

Sites should accept expired SKILLcards during COVID-19 crisis

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has joined calls for site managers to show leniency towards staff with expired SKILLcards, because operatives are unable to sit their tests due to the closure of testing centres last Friday to ... 
 24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus job retention scheme could lead to ‘worker resentment’

The detail of the Government’s new coronavirus job retention scheme has been questioned by leading engineering services trade body ECA.... 
 23 Mar 2020
the company will offer two new dedicated services, ventilation ductwork deep cleaning, and environmental cleaning for hard surfaces to minimise the risk of cross infection from the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Swiftclean adds new services to help combat coronavirus

Swiftclean has announced that it will be diverting some of its engineer teams to provide two new services in response to the current coronavirus situation.... 
 19 Mar 2020

Survey finds over 9 in 10 engineering services firms fear impact of coronavirus

Over nine in 10 engineering services businesses (93 per cent) say they are ‘concerned or very concerned’ about the impact of coronavirus on their business over the next six months, according to initial responses to a major new ECA/BESA/SELECT ... 
 19 Mar 2020
The ACR News awards have been rescheduled following government advice.

ACR News Awards rescheduled

Following the latest government information and advice regarding events in the UK, ACR News publisher Datateam Business Media has taken the decision to reschedule the ACR News Awards.... 
 19 Mar 2020

Trade body welcomes IR35 delay

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the decision made yesterday by the government to delay the start date for IR35.... 
 18 Mar 2020
Terry Sharp, the new president of the BCIA.

New BCIA president

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced Terry Sharp as its new president. Mr Sharp takes over from Jon Belfield who has held the role for the past two years.... 
 18 Mar 2020
Vincet Ng of Hamworthy Heating.

New recruit at Hamworthy

Hamworthy Heating’s newest recruit, Vincet Ng, will be joining the sales team and will cover central London, an area previously overseen by Gary Banham who has recently been promoted to senior area sales manager.... 
 18 Mar 2020
Right to left: Professor Dr Martin Viessmann and Max Viessmann.

Viessmann achieves sales record for third year in a row

Sales growth and investment in electric heating, heat pumps, digitalisation and heat networks headline another successful year for the German family business.... 
 18 Mar 2020

Sky Refrigeration joins forces with Aspen Pumps

Sky Refrigeration, founded in February 2010, has partnered with the Aspen Pumps Group.... 
 18 Mar 2020
Left to right: Katie Challis, director of Robinsons Facilities Services, and Simon Noble, service manager.

Yorkshire HVAC specialist secures university role

A Yorkshire company has been appointed by one of the UK’s leading universities to maintain its portfolio of buildings for the 23,000 people who learn, live and work in them.... 
 18 Mar 2020

Camfil contributes to top industry health guidance

Experts from Camfil have made a major contribution to an important new guide from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).... 
 18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus impact survey launched by engineering services bodies

Given the developing situation regarding coronavirus, a new engineering services industry survey has been launched by BESA, ECA and SELECT.... 
 18 Mar 2020
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