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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 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

European trade shows cancelled

The HVACR exhibition Mostra Convegno Expocomfort and the Biomass Innovation Expo have been cancelled and will now be held in March 2022.... 
 22 Jun 2020

Star supports career celebration for International Women in Engineering Day

Star Refrigeration is supporting International Women in Engineering Day by sponsoring a celebration of women working in the UK refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector.... 
 22 Jun 2020

Focus on opportunities not barriers, say female engineers

More positive messages about the success of women in engineering would encourage greater numbers of recruits, a group of female engineers told an industry meeting last week.... 
 17 Jun 2020
Ground source heat pump drill rig at Stonewater

Pilot project examines efficiency of heat pumps with smart controls

A local energy system demonstrator project aiming to evidence how ground source heat pumps with smart heating controls can reduce heating costs for residents, whilst also lowering carbon emissions, is officially underway in Oxford.... 
 16 Jun 2020
Queen’s University, Belfast

New series of CPDs for building service engineers

Toshiba joined forces with BL Refrigeration and Air Conditioning to lead a series of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses for building services engineers at Queen’s University, Belfast.... 
 16 Jun 2020

Warning over moisture control for shipping and aviation

With fleets of vessels and aircraft forced into cold lay-ups and grounded due to the COVID-19 crisis, companies need to consider the risk of long-term damage due to uncontrolled humidity levels.... 
 15 Jun 2020
BESA President John Norfolk

LEV guidance crucial for workplace health

New best practice guidance for local exhaust ventilation (LEV) will reduce the risk of thousands of workers contracting serious and life limiting health conditions such as industrial asthma and pulmonary disease.... 
 15 Jun 2020
Mark Wilkins, head of training and external affairs at Vaillant

Vaillant backs low-carbon heating training consultations

Vaillant has welcomed the publication of consulations of both the Chartered Institute of Heating and Plumbing Engineering (CIPHE) and the Heat Pump Association (HPA) on training for low-temperature heating systems and heat pumps, and has urged ... 
 15 Jun 2020

Johnson Controls diversifies HVAC portfolio with three new acquisitions

Johnson Controls has announced a series of acquisitions – East Lancashire Refrigeration, H&C Contracts and McDowall Air Conditioning – as part of an ongoing strategic growth plan within the HVAC sector.... 
 15 Jun 2020

Accelerated heat network development via Re:fit framework

Cash constrained local authorities and public bodies are set to benefit from accelerated development of low carbon heat networks via the Re:fit Framework for Energy Performance Contracting.... 
 11 Jun 2020
WES chief executive Elizabeth Donnelly

Women engineers will be key to recovery

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is calling for renewed focus on improving gender diversity across engineering to help deliver the economic recovery.... 
 10 Jun 2020
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