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Terry Sharp, president of the BCIA

BCIA contributes to Government review of Part L of Building Regulations

A working group from the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) membership recently contributed to a review of the Government’s proposed changes to Part L of the Building Regulations.... 
 10 Mar 2021

A'warming' sign to the nation's stately homes

A new ‘Climate Hazard’ interactive map published by the National Trust has compounded Aggreko’s concerns for construction companies, contractors, conservationists, and all those involved in historical preservation over growing humidity in the UK and ... 
 10 Mar 2021
OFTEC’s head of registration Adrian Lightwood

OFTEC and MCS virtual events demystify route to renewables

OFTEC registered heating technicians looking to expand into the renewables market can find out how to make the most of this business opportunity thanks to a new series of free, interactive virtual briefings hosted by OFTEC in partnership with MCS.... 
 5 Mar 2021
BESA chief executive officer David Frise

Positive and puzzled – BESA reacts to Budget

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak deserves credit for increasing investment in apprentices, committing to infrastructure investment and low carbon projects in the Budget, but cuts to the Green Homes Grant and failure to address the industry’s concerns of ... 
 5 Mar 2021
Mark Wilkins, technologies and training director at Vaillant

Vaillant welcomes apprenticeship funding

Vaillant has welcomed the Government's proposed investment in creating new traineeships and further incentives for employers to hire apprentices.... 
 5 Mar 2021

Johnson Controls acquires Cool Solution

Johnson Controls, the global specialist in smart and sustainable buildings, has announced it has acquired Cool Solution, a prominent service provider of air conditioning and refrigeration within the UK and Ireland.... 
 5 Mar 2021
Darrell Mitchell is JS Wright

JS Wright appoints human resources manager

Birmingham-based mechanical and electrical building services specialist JS Wright has appointed Darrell Mitchell as its new human resources manager.... 
 5 Mar 2021
Nathan Wood, chair of BESA’s Health & Wellbeing in Buildings group

Opening windows will not protect schools, says BESA

The return of thousands of children to schools in England next week has reignited the debate about how best to minimise the risk of virus transmission including the need for better ventilation, according to the Building Engineering Services.

The Association believes that decades of under-investment in school buildings has been brought sharply into focus by the pandemic. It says current strategies focused around “natural” ventilation are not adequate for dealing with the current health emergency or to give school children the healthy conditions they need for the future. 

 4 Mar 2021

Industry welcomes budget commitments

Industry commentators are largely encouraged by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak's budget in which he recommited to existing green policies and offered extra support to businesses, the self-employed and SMEs... 
 4 Mar 2021
Paul Mickleburgh is a new appointment for ELCO Heating Solutions

ELCO appoints new area sales manager

Commercial heating manufacturer ELCO Heating Solutions has appointed Paul Mickleburgh as area sales manager for the South East of England.... 
 2 Mar 2021
Equipment hire could be key post lockdown

Equipment hire key to post-lockdown recovery

Innovative equipment hiring strategies could be key for COVID-impacted organisations looking to ramp up production and improve competitiveness following the loosening of lockdown restrictions, says a manufacturing sector expert.... 
 2 Mar 2021
The

WHO campaigner backs ‘beginner’s guide’ to indoor air quality

With public interest in the quality of the air we breathe at an all-time high, a new ‘Beginners Guide’ to improving Indoor Air Quality’ (IAQ) has gained the support of one of the UK’s most high-profile child health campaigners.... 
 1 Mar 2021

Whitepaper targets heat pumps as climate neutral solution

Samsung has published its latest whitepaper report on ‘The Indoor Climate Solution of tomorrow for Residential Buildings’ and discusses how the use of heat pumps and smart solutions can create a sustainable heating and cooling system in order to ... 
 1 Mar 2021
PACAIR becomes APS

PACAIR adds Applied Projects to expand customer service

Bespoke design and air conditioning supplier, PACAIR has expanded its range of services with the addition of a specialist applied project team, which will assist customers looking to capitalise on the many opportunities behind the legislative drive ... 
 1 Mar 2021
UV-C has proven successful in tackling previous coronaviruses

Partnership helps manufacturers fight COVID

PP-L, an infection mitigation specialist has partnered with an engineering and fabrication firm to help manufacturing names across the UK get COVID-secure through effective UV-C solutions.... 
 24 Feb 2021

Installers can now access 70% off renewable training

The Renewable Heat Installer Training & Support Scheme (RHITSS) has launched, offering installers up to 70% off the training and associated certification required to become a heat pump or solar thermal engineer – two of the most popular and ... 
 24 Feb 2021

Industry groups call for rethink on Green Homes Grant cut

Actuate UK, the new alliance of eight engineering services organisations, has urged Government to reconsider its intention to remove funding from the £2bn Green Homes Grants (GHG) scheme....

“Such drastic reduction of funding sends out all the wrong signals, especially as the Government aims to put the green economy at the heart of plans for rebuilding the economy” says Julia Evans from Actuate UK member BSRIA. 

 24 Feb 2021
BESA’s head of certification Duncan Sibbald

BESCA strengthens vent hygiene scheme

BESCA has responded to growing demand for improved fire safety in buildings by adding new features to its Ventilation Hygiene Elite (VHE) scheme website.... 
 24 Feb 2021
Neil Gibbard, managing director of Coolair Equipment

Coolair to focus on employee wellbeing and the environment

Air conditioning specialist Coolair Equipment has announced two key areas of focus for the business in 2021: sustainability and employee wellbeing.... 
 24 Feb 2021

New engineering services alliance, Actuate UK, to champion change and collaboration

A new alliance for the multi-billion UK engineering services sector launched this week via a virtual industry event. 

Actuate UK is an alliance of eight leading trade, technology, research and professional bodies in engineering services. It will deliver a single, consolidated voice for the sector. 

 10 Feb 2021
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